Applicability of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act to the Transportation Security Administration

Floor Speech

By:  Pete King
Date: May 30, 2012
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. KING of New York. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

I will say again to the ranking member that this is a very vital bill. In the interest of time, because we still have this and three other pieces of legislation to pass in the next half hour, I will limit my remarks other than to say that the gentleman from Minnesota deserves tremendous credit for this bill.

H.R. 3670 is absolutely vital. It's necessary. It would guarantee that TSA employees who are called to active duty would keep their jobs when they come home and would further ensure that existing protections could not be in any way changed by potentially conflicting rules or regulations.

I also want to commend the gentleman from Florida (Mr. Bilirakis), who was the original cosponsor of this bill.

And, again, I just want to say with reference to my friend from Minnesota, he has dedicated a life of service to his country in the military, and he's continuing that outstanding service here in the United States Congress.

With that, I reserve the balance of my time.


Mr. KING of New York. It's only because of the late hour--we have three more pieces of vital legislation to pass in the next 15 or 20 minutes--that I am not speaking at length on this issue because it is so vital. I thank the gentleman from Minnesota for it.

I urge Members to support the bill, and I yield back the balance of my time.


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