House of Representatives Passes Transportation and Infrastructure Bills Cleared by T&I Committee, Including Legislation to Prevent Sexual Violence in Transportation
Washington, DC - Today, the House of Representatives passed eight bills within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure with bipartisan support.
“I applaud the House for passing eight bills today most of which were approved by our committee on a bipartisan basis,” Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR) said. “I’m particularly proud that the House passed my bill, the Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act, which will help ensure adequate personnel training, formal policies against sexual assault and harassment, and the reporting of these incidents. This comes on the heels of the House yesterday passing my provisions, included in the Don Young Coast Guard Authorization Act, to protect maritime workers from sexual violence. Combined, these bills will make important strides toward creating a safer environment for passengers and our transportation workforce. In addition, I am pleased to move legislation to name the U.S. Department of Transportation’s headquarters after William T. Coleman, Jr. and Norman Y. Mineta. Both Mr. Coleman and Mr. Mineta served as Secretary of Transportation and were champions for this country’s infrastructure. I urge the Senate to take up these bills and pass them without delay.”
Legislation passed today includes:
H.R. 5706 – Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act
H.R. 5706, the Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act, introduced by Chair Peter DeFazio (D-OR), seeks to protect personnel and passengers during passenger transportation by air, motor carrier, commuter and intercity rail, transit, vessel, and rideshare from sexual assault and harassment by improving the response to, and facilitate the reporting of, such incidents.
S. 400 – William T. Coleman, Jr. and Norman Y. Mineta Department of Transportation Headquarters Act, as amended
S. 400 names the Department of Transportation Headquarters Building after William T. Coleman, Jr. and Norman Y. Mineta. The amended bill represents a compromise between H.R. 4689, introduced by Chair DeFazio and passed by the House in November 2021, and S. 400, originally passed by the Senate in April 2021.
H.R. 5673 –STORM Technical Corrections Act
H.R. 5673, the Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation (STORM) Technical Corrections Act, introduced by Subcommittee Chair Dina Titus (D-NV), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Daniel Webster (R-FL), makes several corrections to the resilience revolving loan fund program authorized in Sec. 205 of the Stafford Act.
H.R. 5343 – FEMA Caseworker Accountability Act, as amended
H.R. 5343, the FEMA Caseworker Accountability Act, introduced by Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC), directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide a report to Congress regarding disaster case management staff turnover and any agency plans designed to reduce such turnover.
H.R. 5547 – CEDS Act, as amended
H.R. 5547, the Care is an Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Act, introduced by Rep. Nikema Williams (D-GA) and the late Rep. Don Young (R-AK) instructs Economic Development Districts to consider the access and availability of affordable care-based services in the development of their Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies.
S. 1226 – To designate the United States courthouse located at 1501 North 6th Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as the "Sylvia H. Rambo United States Courthouse" and for other purposes
S. 1226, introduced by Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-PA), designates the United States courthouse located at 1501 North 6th Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as the "Judge Sylvia H. Rambo United States Courthouse.”
S. 233 – Donna M. Doss Memorial Act of 2021
S. 233, the Donna M. Doss Memorial Act of 2021, introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), designates the Rocksprings Station of the U.S. Border Patrol located on West Main Street in Rocksprings, Texas, as the “Donna M. Doss Border Patrol Station.”
S. 2126 – A bill to designate the Federal Office Building located at 308 W. 21st Street in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as the "Louisa Swain Federal Office Building", and for other purposes
S. 2126, introduced by Sen. Cynthia M. Lummis (R-WY), designates the Federal Office Building located at 308 W. 21st Street in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as the "Louisa Swain Federal Office Building.”
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