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Amendments to H.R. 903 – Rights for the TSA Workforce Act of 2022

Each amendment receives up to 10 minutes of debate. Each En Bloc receives up to 20 minutes of debate

Thompson (D-MS) – En Bloc #1:

Tlaib (D-MI) – Amendment No. 1 – Adds a GAO study to examine the current promotion policies and leadership diversity at the TSA and provide recommendations as necessary aimed at making TSA leadership more reflective of the demographics of the U.S. writ large, as well as how the TSA can better retain and promote current employees into leadership positions

Tlaib (D-MI) – Amendment No. 2 – Adds a GAO report on the efforts of the TSA to ensure the safety of its staff with regards to harassment and assault in the workplace, such as incidents of sexual harassment and violence and harassment and violence motivated by an individual’s perceived race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or sexuality, and including incidents where the alleged perpetrator or perpetrators are members of the general public. The report shall include, as appropriate, recommendations for steps the TSA can take to better protect its employees from harassment and violence in their workplace and would take employee input into account

Gottheimer (D-NJ) – Amendment No. 4 – Requires TSA to carry out a feasibility assessment on using technology to allow officers to claim duty time for commuting to and from airport parking lots and bus and transit stops to duty posts at screening checkpoints

Mrvan (D-IN) – Amendment No. 6 – Requires the TSA Administrator to brief appropriate Congressional Committees on attacks by passengers on covered employees, steps TSA has taken to mitigate and respond to these attacks, and any additional authorities needed to better respond to these attacks

Torres (D-NY) – Amendment No. 7 – Requires the TSA Administrator to provide an annual report on (1) An analysis of the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) to determine job satisfaction rates of covered employees, (2) retention rates of covered employees, and (3) TSA intended actions to improve TSA workforce morale and retention rates

Wexton (D-VA) – Amendment No. 8 – Includes work schedules and shifts and equipment and training for the Administrator to address for federal Air Marshals

Y 215
N 198

Cammack (R-FL) – Amendment No. 3 – Clarifies that nothing in the bill should be construed to limit the TSA Administrator’s authority to immediately impose new security screening procedures or requirements or to address a national security or public safety threat

Y 204
N 216

Guest (R-MS) – Amendment No. 5 – Requires that if sufficient funds are not specifically appropriated to carry out this Act, funds will sunset at the end of fiscal year 2022 – VOTE REQUESTED

Y 200
N 221