Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee Approves Two Portman Bills

Portman Measures Will Improve Federal Procurement and Streamline Federal Casework

May 15, 2019 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) applauded the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for approving two of his legislative priorities, which now await action on the Senate floor.  Portman issued the following statement:


The federal government needs to work better for the American people and the two bills approved by the committee today are a big step in that direction. The Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act will make sure that federally-funded construction projects are competitive both for cost and quality. The CASES Act will make it easier for Ohioans and all Americans to interact with their government when they need help, and it will help members of Congress better address their constituents’ concerns and casework. American taxpayers deserve a streamlined, less costly and more accountable federal government and these bills will help to ensure that. I hope my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will support them when they come to the Senate floor.”


NOTE:  The two Portman bills approved by the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee are: 

  • The Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act, which will prohibit the use of reverse auctions in federal construction projects.
  • The Creating Advanced Streamlined Electronic Services for Constituents (CASES) Act, which will update and streamline the casework privacy release form process used by congressional offices to assist constituents in contacting federal agencies.