H. R. 1140, Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2019.

Summary: To enhance the security operations of the Transportation Security Administration and stability of the transportation security workforce by applying the personnel system under title 5, United States Code, to employees of the Transportation Security Administration who provide screening of all passengers and property, and for other purposes. Cosponsors (Somewhat Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 6/27/19.

STATUS: Introduced 2/11/19 by Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]. 

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • Legislation has been recently reintroduced to give full collective bargaining rights to Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) that are currently afforded to other Federal workers under Title 5 of the U.S. Code. (Source: FedSmith)
  • Legislation introduced by Representatives Bennie Thompson and Nita Lowey during the 116th session Congress, H.R. 1140, the Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2019 repeals the statutory footnote interpreted as granting the TSA Administrator authority to set the terms and conditions of employment for TSOs and places all workers at TSA under title 5 of the U.S. Code. (Source: American Federation of Government Employees)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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