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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

House Meets at...

Votes Predicted at...

10:00 a.m. Morning Hour 
12:00 p.m. Legislative Business    
Fifteen "One Minutes" per side                  

First/Last Votes: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.       

 


Floor Schedule and Procedure:

H.R. 903 – Rights for the TSA Workforce Act of 2022 (Rep. Thompson (MS) – Homeland Security)

This bill would transition the TSA workforce to the title 5 personnel system used by most other federal agencies, providing the workforce opportunities for advancements in pay, collective bargaining, and disciplinary appeal rights.

 

This bill enables TSA to better recruit and retain high-skilled workers and requires consultation with the labor organization representing the TSO workforce during the transition to title 5. The bill allows for TSA to provide certain benefits that may exceed those generally provided under title 5 and specifies that this bill does not provide employees a right to strike. The bill requires the DHS Secretary to submit a proposal to Congress to apply certain statutory hiring standards and includes provisions to support Federal Air Marshals and the personnel issues affecting this workforce. The bill also takes steps to protect the TSA workforce from COVID-19 by providing resources to employees and requiring a one-time hazardous duty bonus payment to employees with substantial contact with the public during the COVID-19 national emergency.

 

Click here for bill text.

 

Click here for a fact sheet from the Committee on Homeland Security.

The Rule, which was adopted on Tuesday, provides for one hour equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security.

The Rule also makes the following amendments in order and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc:

Tlaib Amendment #1

Adds a GAO study to examine the current promotion policies and leadership diversity at the TSA and provide recommendations as necessary aimed at making TSA leadership more reflective of the demographics of the U.S. writ large, as well as how the TSA can better retain and promote current employees into leadership positions.

Tlaib Amendment #2

Adds a GAO report on the efforts of the TSA to ensure the safety of its staff with regards to harassment and assault in the workplace, such as incidents of sexual harassment and violence and harassment and violence motivated by an individual’s perceived race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or sexuality, and including incidents where the alleged perpetrator or perpetrators are members of the general public. The report shall include, as appropriate, recommendations for steps the TSA can take to better protect its employees from harassment and violence in their workplace and would take employee input into account.

Cammack Amendment

Clarifies that nothing in the bill should be construed to limit the TSA Administrator’s authority to immediately impose or modify security screening procedures or requirements to address a national security or public safety threat, without regard to collective bargaining.

Gottheimer Amendment

Requires TSA to carry out a feasibility assessment on using technology to allow officers to claim duty time for commuting to and from airport parking lots and bus and transit stops to duty posts at screening checkpoints.

Guest Amendment

Requires that if sufficient funds are not specifically appropriated to carry out this Act, by the end of fiscal year 2022, all requirements of the Act shall sunset.

Mrvan Amendment

Requires the TSA Administrator to brief appropriate Congressional Committees on attacks by passengers on covered employees, steps TSA has taken to mitigate and respond to these attacks, and any additional authorities needed to better respond to these attacks.

Torres (NY) Amendment

Requires the TSA Administrator to provide an annual report on (1) an analysis of the Office of Personnel Management's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) to determine job satisfaction rates of covered employees, (2) retention rates of covered employees, and (3) TSA actions intended to improve TSA workforce morale and retention rates.

Wexton Amendment

Includes work schedules and shifts and equipment and training as topics for the Administrator to address for Federal Air Marshals.

Postponed Suspensions (5 votes)

1. H.R. 91 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 810 South Pendleton Street in Easley, South Carolina, as the "Private First Class Barrett Lyle Austin Post Office Building" (Rep. Duncan (SC) – Oversight and Reform)

2. H.R. 92 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 Johnson Street in Pickens, South Carolina, as the "Specialist Four Charles Johnson Post Office" (Rep. Duncan (SC) – Oversight and Reform)

3. H.R. 207 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 215 1st Avenue in Amory, Mississippi, as the "Command Sergeant Major Lawrence E. 'Rabbit' Kennedy Post Office Building" (Rep. Kelly (MS) – Oversight and Reform)

4. H.R. 209 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 305 Highway 15 North in Pontotoc, Mississippi, as the "Lance Corporal Marc Lucas Tucker Post Office Building" (Rep. Kelly (MS) – Oversight and Reform)

5. H.R. 3508To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 39 West Main Street, in Honeoye Falls, New York, as the "CW4 Christian J. Koch Memorial Post Office" (Rep. Jacobs (NY) – Oversight and Reform)

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The best way out is always through.”

 -Robert Frost

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