3:21 PM EDT

John Conyers Jr., D-MI 14th

Mr. CONYERS. Madam Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the resolution under consideration.

3:22 PM EDT

Dan Lungren, R-CA 3rd

Mr. DANIEL E. LUNGREN of California. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 1299, known as the United States Capitol Police Technical Corrections Act.

I am pleased to join Chairman Brady in sponsoring this bill, which will create a stronger operational framework for the police, allowing them to better accomplish their mission by providing much-needed clarity and eliminating unnecessary or conflicting provisions of existing law.

The technical corrections in this bill provide the chief of the Capitol Police with the appropriate authority and responsibility related to his role as head of the agency. This bill also clarifies important reporting and notification processes for personnel, administrative, and operational actions.

So I am pleased that the chairman has taken up this issue. I am confident that the work of the full committee, in addition to that of the Subcommittee on Capitol Security, will create a stronger law enforcement organization and, therefore, a safer and more secure Capitol complex.

I would urge that all Members support this bill.

Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.