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H.R. 4467: Strengthening Aviation Security Act of 2017

This was a vote to pass H.R. 4467 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.R. 4467 requires the Federal Air Marshal Service to utilize risk-based strategies when allocating resources for international and domestic flight coverage. In addition, the bill requires the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to report to Congress about the compliance with risk-based requirements.

The Federal Air Marshal Service detects, deters and defeats hostile acts against aviation. Federal Air Marshals (FAMs) are armed federal law enforcement officers deployed on passenger flights worldwide to protect airline passengers and crew against the risk of criminal and terrorist violence. In September 2017, GAO reported that TSA does not measure data on the effectiveness and deterrence value of FAMs. This is a major problem for accountability—FAMs deployment cost taxpayers $800 million in fiscal year 2015—as well as for the value of the program itself, where the primary goal is to deter threats and minimize risk to passengers and crew. This bill will ensure that TSA utilizes risk-based strategies when allocating FAMs on passenger flights in order to increase the effectiveness of the program.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 95%
 
 
408
230
 
178
 
Nay 0%
 
 
0
0
 
0
 
Not Voting 5%
 
 
21
7
 
14
 

Date: Mar 22, 2018

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House

Required: 2/3

Result: Passed

Source: house.gov

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