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H.R. 903 (117th): Rights for the TSA 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, 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 16, 2022
Length: 25 pages
Feb 5, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 12, 2022 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


231 Cosponsors (217 Democrats, 14 Republicans)


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 Jr. [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
Ordered Reported

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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)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 903 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 903. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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