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Full Committee to Mark-Up Rail Data Security Legislation this Wednesday
For Immediate Release: February 12, 2018
Contact: Justin HarclerodeJeff Urbanchuk, or Keith Hall (202) 225-9446
Washington, D.C. – This Wednesday, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a Full Committee markup to consider its budget views and estimates, as well as two pieces of legislation focused on railroad data and information security.The Committee markup will take place on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 10:00am in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

The Committee will consider the following items:

  • H.R. 4921, the STB Information Security Improvement Act: H.R. 4921 is bipartisan legislation that directs the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to implement an improvement plan for its information security system, as recommended by the Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General (DOT IG).
  • H.R. 4925, the FRA Safety Data Improvement Act: H.R. 4925 is bipartisan legislation to ensure greater accuracy and quality of safety data collected and reported by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).  The bill instructs FRA to develop a plan and timeline to implement Department of Transportation Inspector General (DOT IG) recommendations to improve the management and collection of railroad safety data.
  • Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Views and Estimates of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: Under current law and House rules, standing committees are required to submit their views and estimates to the Committee on the Budget identifying the legislative priorities for that committee. These priorities include reauthorizing the air transportation programs, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Maritime Commission, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; reforming the General Services Administration; and advancing a Water Resources Development Act.

More information about the markup hearing, including a live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available.