December 08, 2022

Correa Legislation Included in Defense Bill Passed by House

Bills on track to becoming law

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. J. Luis Correa (CA-46), Chairman of the Oversight, Management and Accountability Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security, lauded passage of critical homeland security measures included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, which passed the House of Representatives today and will be sent to the President’s desk for his approval after Senate passage. Measures included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act include two bills authored by Chairman Correa. 

“Today, I voted to support the annual Defense Authorization bill that includes provisions I authored to improve access for small U.S. manufacturers wanting to do business with the Department of Homeland Security, as well as to reauthorize and strengthen certain authorities for joint operations at DHS,” said Rep. Correa. “As Chairman of the Oversight subcommittee, I will continue to work to improve Homeland Security programs wherever needed and to hold the Department accountable whenever necessary.” 

As a leader on the Committee on Homeland Security, Chairman Correa has held multiple hearings looking at various Department of Homeland Security policies and has proposed legislation based on his findings. Today, two of his key pieces of legislation advanced through the House on their way to becoming law. 

Summaries of Correa bills: 

  1. H.R. 8801, the DHS Joint Task Force Reauthorization Act of 2022. A bill to reauthorize the Secretary of Homeland Security’s authority to establish and operate Joint Task Forces (JTF) to conduct joint operations using DHS personnel and capabilities. It includes accountability mechanisms by requiring each JTF to establish its mission, strategic goals, and objectives, as well as outcome-based and other performance metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of each JTF. 
  1. H.R. 2915, the Homeland Procurement Reform Act. A bill to reform the way DHS procures uniforms and related gear. It seeks to ensure that higher quality uniforms and gear are issued to Department frontline personnel by encouraging the procurement of domestically sourced items.


This legislation, which passed the House with a 350-80 vote, now heads to the Senate where it is expected to be approved and sent to the President to be signed into law by year’s end.