Bills Signed: S. 1941, S. 2159, S. 3510, S. 3655
On Monday, December 5, 2022, the President signed into law:
S. 1941, the “Metropolitan Areas Protection and Standardization Act of 2021 or the MAPS Act of 2021,” which ensures the independence and integrity of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) core-based statistical area delineations, requires OMB to report on the scientific basis for changes to these delineations, and requires transparency in the uses of core-based statistical area delineations in domestic assistance programs;
Thank you to Senators Peters, Portman, Moran, and many others for their leadership.
S. 2159, which designates the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs located at 400 College Drive, Middleburg, Florida, as the Andrew K. Baker Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic;
Thank you to Senators Rubio and Rick Scott, Representative Cammack, and the entire Florida delegation for their leadership.
S. 3510, the “Disaster Resiliency Planning Act,” which requires the Office of Management and Budget to establish guidance that requires Federal agencies to incorporate natural disaster resilience into real property asset management and investment decisions; and
Thank you to Senators Gary Peters and Rick Scott, Representatives Carter, Garret Graves, Blunt Rochester, Sanford Bishop, and Kind, as well as Delegate Norton and many others for their leadership.
S. 3655, the “Civil Rights Cold Case Investigations Support Act of 2022,” which extends the term of the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Review Board (the “Review Board”) through January 8, 2026, with the option to extend the Review Board’s authority for an additional year if it has not completed its work.
Thank you to Vice President Harris, Senators Ossoff, Cruz, Peters, Carper, and Hassan, Representatives Rush, Watson Coleman, Fitzpatrick, Bacon, and Nikema Williams, as well as Delegate Norton and many others for their leadership.