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National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2016 June 8, 2015
John McCain, R-AZ
"The White House expressed concern about the provisions in the NDAA that call for a plan to privatize commissaries and a 2-year pilot program at no fewer than five commissaries in the largest markets of the commissary system to assess the feasibility and advisability of the plan. But the rationale is confusing. The administration claims that “there is an independent study underway to determine whether privatization is a feasible option and we should wait for those results prior to making any policy changes.” The bill did require a comprehensive review in fiscal year 2015 by an independent organization of the management, food, and pricing options of the commissary system. But in that section, there was no requirement to study the feasibility of privatization of the commissary system. It is also curious that the administration warns against implementing a pilot program on privatization before the results of an independent study, while at the same time encouraging the Congress to adopt their own proposed pilot program."
Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail Feasibility Study April 28, 2015
Rob Bishop, R-UT
"Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 984) to amend the National Trails System Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the feasibility of designating the Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail, and for other purposes."
National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act Of 2015 April 23, 2015
Chris Van Hollen, D-MD
"(a) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection.—The National Protection and Programs Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security shall, after the date of the enactment of this Act, be known and designated as the “Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection”. Any reference to the National Protection and Programs Directorate of the Department in any law, regulation, map, document, record, or other paper of the United States shall be deemed to be a reference to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection of the Department. (b) Senior Leadership of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection.— (1) In general.—Subsection (a) of section 103 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 113) is amended— (A) in paragraph (1)— (i) by amending subparagraph (H) to read as follows: “(H) An Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection.”; and (ii) by adding at the end the following new subparagraphs: “(K) A Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity. “(L) A Deputy Under Secretary for Infrastructure Protection.”; and (B) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: “(3) Deputy under secretaries.—The Deputy Under Secretaries referred to in subparagraphs (K) and (L) of paragraph (1) shall be appointed by the President without the advice and consent of the Senate.”. (2) Continuation in office.—The individuals who hold the positions referred in subparagraphs (H), (K), and (L) of paragraph (1) of section 103(a) the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (as amended and added by paragraph (1) of this subsection) as of the date of the enactment of this Act may continue to hold such positions. (c) Report.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection of the Department of Homeland Security shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a report on the feasibility of becoming an operational component, including an analysis of alternatives, and if a determination is rendered that becoming an operational component is the best option for achieving the mission of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection, a legislative proposal and implementation plan for becoming such an operational component. Such report shall also include plans to more effectively carry out the cybersecurity mission of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection, including expediting information sharing agreements."
Energy Efficiency Improvement Act Of 2015 April 21, 2015
Bobby Rush, D-IL
"Additionally, section 103 directs the Department of Energy to conduct a study on the feasibility of significantly improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings through the design and construction of separate tenant spaces with high-performance energy efficiency measures."
Introduction Of The Federal Protective Service Reform Act Of 2015 April 16, 2015
André Carson, D-IN
"My bill, the FPS Reform Act of 2015, addresses some of the long standing issues identified by the original DOJ report in the aftermath of the bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Building and subsequent reports by the GAO. It creates a minimum level of training for Protective Service Officers (PSOs) while increasing the authority of PSOs to carry firearms and detain suspects accused of a felony. The bill also improves the training and procedures for federal agencies participating in the Building Security Committees to ensure that there are uniform and appropriate security standards for individual buildings occupied by federal agencies. Finally, the bill requires the Secretary of DHS to study and report back to Congress on several areas of concern with respect to securing federal buildings including the level of personnel needed to secure federal buildings, the best model for funding FPS, the feasibility of federalizing FPS contract officers, and best practices in preventing explosives from entering Federal buildings."

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