ABSTRACT

H. Rept. 117-26: Transportation Security Public Health Threat Preparedness Act of 2021, Report to Accompany H.R. 1895, Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office, April 30, 2021   [open pdf - 346KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "H.R. 1895, the 'Transportation Security Public Health Threat Preparedness Act of 2021,' authorizes the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to analyze the preparedness of the Nation's transportation security system for public health threats. The analysis should include information sharing challenges among Department of Homeland Security (DHS) components, other Federal agencies, international entities, and stakeholders, as well as impacts to TSA policies and procedures. H.R. 1895 requires TSA to brief Congress on the public health threat analysis, as well as necessary technologies at airport checkpoints to protect from these threats and the estimated costs of the technology improvements. Additionally, the briefing to Congress should describe security checkpoint policies and procedures to protect TSA personnel, passengers, aviation workers, and airport personnel from public health threats to the transportation security system. The briefing should also note TSA's role--and how it can be improved--in establishing priorities, developing solutions, and coordinating and sharing information with the relevant domestic and international entities during a public health threat. In addition, H.R. 1895 authorizes non-frontline TSA personnel to be detailed to other DHS components and Federal agencies to improve coordination to prepare for, protect against, and respond to these public health threats."

Report Number:
H. Rept. 117-26; House Report 117-26
Publisher:
Date:
2021-04-30
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
URL:
Help with citations