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H.R. 903: Rights for the Transportation Security Administration Workforce Act of 2021

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To enhance the security operations of the Transportation Security Administration and stability of the transportation security workforce by applying the personnel system under title 5, United States Code, to employees of the Transportation Security Administration who provide screening of all passengers and property, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Bennie Thompson

Sponsor. Representative for Mississippi's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 12, 2022
Length: 26 pages
Feb 5, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on May 12, 2022

This bill passed in the House on May 12, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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231 Cosponsors (217 Democrats, 14 Republicans)

30% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 903 – Rights for the TSA Workforce Act of 2022 (May 5, 2022)

What legislators are saying

Rep. Payne, Jr. Votes to Increase Pay and Benefits for TSA Employees
    — Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10] (Co-sponsor) on May 12, 2022

    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] (Co-sponsor) on May 16, 2022

Hoyer Statement on House Passage of the Rights for the TSA Workforce Act
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on May 12, 2022

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Feb 5, 2021

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Jul 28, 2021
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May 3, 2022
On House Schedule

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May 3, 2022
Text Published

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May 6, 2022
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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May 12, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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