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H.R.1344: Helping Heroes Fly Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii
Total Cosponsors 24 (16 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced March 21, 2013
Latest Major Action Aug. 9, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on August 1, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Helping Heroes Fly Act - Directs the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration [TSA]) to develop and implement a process to ease travel and to the extent possible provide expedited passenger screening services for severely injured or disabled Armed Forces members and veterans, and their accompanying family members or nonmedical attendants.

Requires the Assistant Secretary also to maintain an operations center to provide for the movement of such members and veterans through screening before boarding a domestic or foreign passenger aircraft.

Directs the Assistant Secretary to establish and publish certain protocols for severely injured or disabled Armed Forces members and veterans or their family members and others to contact the operations center to request expedited screening servi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 9, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-27.
Aug. 9, 2013 Signed by President.
Aug. 6, 2013 Presented to President.
Aug. 2, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Aug. 2, 2013 On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to without objection. (text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H5376-5377)
Aug. 2, 2013 Mr. Hudson asked unanimous consent that the House agree to the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H5376-5377)
Aug. 2, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Aug. 1, 2013 Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Aug. 1, 2013 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6257-6258)
Aug. 1, 2013 Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by Unanimous Consent.
May 22, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
May 21, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 21, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 - 0 (Roll no. 166). (text: CR H2819-2820)

May 21, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2831-2832)
May 21, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
May 21, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1344.
May 21, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2819-2825)
May 21, 2013 Mrs. Brooks (IN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
April 1, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Transportation Security.
March 21, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.