HSGAC Advances FEMA, DHS, USPS, MSPB Nominees, 14 Bills During Business Meeting

WASHINGTON The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced four nominees and 14 bills during a committee business meeting Wednesday. The bills, amendments, nominees, and four postal-naming bills were passed by voice vote unless otherwise noted.


  • Jeffrey C. Byard to be Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security;

  • Troy D. Edgar to be Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security;

  • John M. Barger to be a Governor, U.S. Postal Service;

  • Chad Bungard to be a Member, Merit Systems Protection Board.


  • S. 1151, Venezuela Contracting Restriction Act;

  • Scott substitute

  • S. 1521, a bill to amend section 327 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to clarify that National Urban Search and Rescue Response System task forces may include Federal employees

  • S. 1004, Securing America's Ports of Entry Act of 2019

  • S. 1846, State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act of 2019;

  • Peters/Portman amendment

  • S. 1874, Bulb Replacement Improving Government with High-Efficient Technology Act of 2019;

  • Johnson/Peters substitute

  • S. 979, Federal Advanced Contracts Enhancement Act; 

  • Peters amendment
  • S. 731, Anti-Border Corruption Improvement Act;