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Committee to Mark Up Coast Guard and FEMA Authorizations Tomorrow

Washington, D.C., May 23, 2017 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Washington, DC – The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has scheduled a markup for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

The Committee is scheduled to consider the following measures:

HR 2518, The Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017: bipartisan legislation to reauthorize, strengthen, and support the United States Coast Guard in its critical missions to save lives, safeguard our shores, protect living marine resources, and help ensure a 21st century maritime transportation system for America.  Click here for a summary and text of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017.

HR 2548, The FEMA Reauthorization Act of 2017: bipartisan legislation to address the rising costs of disasters in the United States, reduce the toll of future losses, and reauthorize the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the first time in the agency’s history.  Click here for a summary and text of the FEMA Reauthorization Act of 2017.

HR 2547: a bill to support the Nation’s veterans by expanding to all Veterans Administration medical professionals the ability to provide physical examinations on eligible veterans and issue the medical certificates required for the operation of a commercial motor vehicle if certain requirements are met. Click here for the legislative text of HR 2547.

HR 1684, the Disaster Support for Communities and Homeowners Act: a bill to require the FEMA Administrator to provide recommendations on how common areas of condominiums and housing cooperatives may be eligible for disaster assistance. Click here for text of the legislative text of HR 1684.

HR 2258, the Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act: a bill to exempt active duty military and reserve personnel with qualifying experience from all or part of the skills test when they try to obtain a commercial driver’s license. Click here for the legislative text of HR 2258.

HR 2593, The Federal Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 2017: bipartisan legislation to authorize funding for the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 and provide reforms to Commission authorities. Click here for the legislative text of HR 2593.

More information, including a live webcast link, will be posted here as it becomes available.