WASHINGTON—The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, led by Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., and Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Me., Monday approved the First Responder Anti-Terrorism Training Resources Act, H.R. 3978, which allows the Secretary of Homeland Security to accept donations that strengthen FEMA’s preparedness for and response to terrorism.
The Committee also approved the Pre-Election Transition Bill, S. 3196, to encourage major presidential campaigns and the incumbent president to work on the transfer of power before a presidential election is decided.
A full list of the legislation reported out of Committee is below. All were passed by voice vote.
• Pre-Election Transition Bill, S. 3196
• Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act, H.R. 1454, as amended
• District of Columbia Hatch Act Reform Act, H.R. 1345, as amended
• Kingman and Heritage Islands Act, H.R. 2092, as amended
• A bill to correct the application on the Non-Foreign Area Retirement Equity Assurance Act of 2009 to employees paid saved or retained rates, S. 3066
• First Responder Anti-Terrorism Training Resources Act, H.R. 3978, as amended
• A Series of Postal Naming Bills