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Committee to Mark-up Disaster Recovery Reform and Human Trafficking Legislation this Thursday

Washington, D.C., November 28, 2017 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Washington, DC – This Thursday, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a Full Committee markup to consider three important pieces of legislation focused on FEMA disaster recovery reform and the prevention of human trafficking in America’s surface transportation systems. 

The Committee markup will take place on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 10:00am in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

The Committee will consider the following bills:

  • H.R. 4460, The Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA): The DRRA makes critical reforms to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster response and recovery programs that will help our communities better prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against disasters of all kinds. More information on the DRRA can be found online here.
  •  H.R. 3814, the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act: H.R. 3814 disqualifies individuals from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for their lifetime if they used a CMV to commit a felony involving human trafficking.
  •  H.R. 3813 - Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act: H.R. 3813 directs the Secretary of Transportation to designate a human trafficking prevention coordinator and expands the scope of activities authorized under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's outreach and education program and commercial driver’s license financial assistance program to include human trafficking prevention activities.

More information about the markup, including additional background information and live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available.

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