Senate Homeland Security Committee Approves 14 Bills and OPM Nominee

WASHINGTON — The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved 14 bills and the nomination of The Honorable Beth F. Cobert to be the director of the Office of Personnel Management.

Bills and nominations considered are below.


  1. The Honorable Beth F. Cobert to be Director, Office of Personnel Management.


  1. S. 2517, Combat Terrorist Use of Social Media Act of 2016 as amended by Johnson Amendment 1, as modified.
  2. H.R. 1656, Secret Service Improvements Act of 2015 as modified by Johnson modified substitute amendment.
  3. S. 2509, Federal Property Management Reform Act of 2016 as amended by Carper modified substitute amendment
  4. S. 2522, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to build partnerships to prevent violence by extremists as amended by Johnson amendment 3, as modified.
  5. S. 1526, Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2015 as amended by Portman substitute amendment.
  6. S. 236, Duplication Elimination Act of 2015 as amended by Ayotte modified substitute amendment.
  7. S. 1411, Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2015 as amended by Ernst substitute amendment.
  8. S. 795, to enhance whistleblower protection for contractor and grantee employees as amended by McCaskill substitute amendment.
  9. S. 2450, Administrative Leave Act of 2016 as amended by Tester/Johnson/Carper substitute amendment.
  10. S. 2418, Countering Online Recruitment of Violent Extremists Act of 2015 as amended by a Booker/Johnson substitute amendment.
  11. S. 2340, Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act of 2015 as amended by a Peters substitute amendment.
  12. H.R. 3361, Department of Homeland Security Insider Threat and Mitigation Act of 2015 as amended by a Johnson substitute amendment, Johnson amendment 2, as modified. McCaskill amendment 1.
  13. S. Res. 104, to express the sense of the Senate regarding the success of Operation Streamline and the importance of prosecuting first time illegal border crossers
  14. S. Res._, an original resolution directing the Senate Legal Counsel to bring a civil action to enforce a subpoena of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

Chairman Johnson’s opening statement can be found here.

The full committee agenda can be found here.