H.R.64: FAMS Augmentation Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 3, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 12, 2013
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Bill Summary

FAMS Augmentation Act of 2013 - Directs the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to increase the number of federal air marshals by at least an additional 1,750 above the number of such marshals as of January 31, 2011, to ensure increased transportation security for inbound international flights.

Declares the goal of this Act is to increase the number of inbound flights with federal marshals onboard while maintaining federal marshal presence on domestic point-to-point flights at or above December 25, 2009, levels.

Directs the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) to establish a policy requiring newly hired federal air marshals to complete as part of their basic training the criminal investigative training program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Requires federal air marshals hired before enactment of this Act who have not completed such program to attend an alternative training program.


(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 12, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Transportation Security.
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.