US HB3548 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 78-0)
Status: Introduced on July 28 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-03-23 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 471.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Border Security for America Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) construct and operate infrastructure and technology to deter and detect illegal border activity in high traffic areas, (2) deploy the most practical and effective technology to achieve situational awareness and operational control of the border, (3) deploy additional capabilities to specified border sectors or regions, (4) submit a plan for evaluating and using independent verification and validation resources for border security technology, (5) establish a National Border Security Advisory Committee, (6) submit a southern border threat analysis, (7) implement the Border Security Deployment Program, (8) establish a biometric exit data system, and (9) begin eradicating the carrizo cane plant and any salt cedar along the Rio Grande River. The bill provides for: (1) U.S. Border Patrol personnel increases and infrastructure improvements, including forward base upgrades along the southern border; and (2) National Guard and Department of Defense border assistance. The bill: (1) prohibits federal agency restrictions on U.S. Customs and Border Protection activities on federal land within 100 miles of the border, (2) requires increases in immigration and law enforcement personnel and agricultural specialists, (3) authorizes appropriations for specified immigration purposes, and (4) requires electronic passport screening and biometric matching at airports of entry. The Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 is amended to provide for hiring flexibility. Operation Stonegarden is established as a DHS program to provide border security grants. This bill authorizes DHS to construct new ports of entry along the northern and southern borders.

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Title

Border Security for America Act of 2017

Sponsors

Rep. Michael McCaul [R]Rep. Mac Thornberry [R]Rep. Pete Sessions [R]Rep. Rob Bishop [R]
Rep. Bill Shuster [R]Rep. Lamar Smith [R]Rep. Kevin Brady [R]Rep. Michael Conaway [R]
Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R]Rep. John Carter [R]Rep. Kay Granger [R]Rep. Ken Calvert [R]
Rep. Peter King [R]Rep. Martha McSally [R]Rep. John Katko [R]Rep. Daniel Donovan [R]
Rep. John Ratcliffe [R]Rep. Clay Higgins [R]Rep. Ron Estes [R]Rep. Ted Poe [R]
Rep. Pete Olson [R]Rep. Michael Burgess [R]Rep. Kenny Marchant [R]Rep. Blake Farenthold [R]
Rep. Sam Johnson [R]Rep. Jody Arrington [R]Rep. John Culberson [R]Rep. Randy Weber [R]
Rep. Roger Williams [R]Rep. Brian Babin [R]Rep. Joe Barton [R]Rep. Bill Flores [R]
Rep. Mark Meadows [R]Rep. Duncan Hunter [R]Rep. Paul Cook [R]Rep. Jim Bridenstine [R]
Rep. Steven Palazzo [R]Rep. Jack Bergman [R]Rep. Trent Kelly [R]Rep. Chris Collins [R]
Rep. Bruce Poliquin [R]Rep. Trent Franks [R]Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R]Rep. Kevin Cramer [R]
Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R]Rep. Robert Pittenger [R]Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R]Rep. Leonard Lance [R]
Rep. Steve Chabot [R]Rep. Jody Hice [R]Rep. Charles Fleischmann [R]Rep. Mike Gallagher [R]
Rep. Bradley Byrne [R]Rep. Robert Wittman [R]Rep. James Renacci [R]Rep. Lee Zeldin [R]
Rep. Glenn Grothman [R]Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R]Rep. Gregg Harper [R]Rep. Thomas Garrett [R]
Rep. Ralph Abraham [R]Rep. Tom McClintock [R]Rep. Mike Bishop [R]Rep. Steve Russell [R]
Rep. John Rutherford [R]Rep. Susan Brooks [R]Rep. Don Bacon [R]Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R]
Rep. Kristi Noem [R]Rep. Keith Rothfus [R]Rep. Ralph Norman [R]Rep. Todd Rokita [R]
Rep. Garland Barr [R]Rep. Richard Hudson [R]Rep. Larry Bucshon [R]Rep. Jim Banks [R]
Rep. Matt Gaetz [R]Rep. Francis Rooney [R]

History

DateChamberAction
2018-03-23HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 471.
2018-03-23HouseCommittee on Armed Services discharged.
2018-01-10HouseHouse Committee on Armed Services Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than March 23, 2018.
2018-01-10HouseCommittee on Ways and Means discharged.
2018-01-10HouseCommittee on Transportation discharged.
2018-01-10HouseCommittee on Oversight and Government discharged.
2018-01-10HouseCommittee on Agriculture discharged.
2018-01-10HouseCommittee on Natural Resources discharged.
2018-01-10HouseCommittee on Foreign Affairs discharged.
2018-01-10HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-505, Part I.
2017-10-04HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 18 - 12.
2017-10-04HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2017-10-04HouseSubcommittee on Border and Maritime Security Discharged.
2017-08-29HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
2017-08-15HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
2017-07-31HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
2017-07-31HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
2017-07-31HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
2017-07-31HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
2017-07-31HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
2017-07-31HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
2017-07-28HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2017-07-28HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2017-07-28HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2017-07-28HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2017-07-28HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2017-07-28HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2017-07-28HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2017-07-28HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2017-07-28HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HB505 (Related) 2017-02-01 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
SB146 (Related) 2018-04-16 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 379.
SB1757 (Related) 2017-09-05 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 208.
HB4760 (Related) 2018-06-21 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
HR954 (Similar To) 2018-06-21 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

Subjects

Advisory bodies
Agricultural conservation and pollution
Air quality
Aquatic ecology
Archaeology and anthropology
Arizona
Aviation and airports
Birds
Border security and unlawful immigration
California
Canada
Congressional oversight
Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
Customs enforcement
Department of Homeland Security
Drug trafficking and controlled substances
Employee hiring
Endangered and threatened species
Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
Farmland
Federal-Indian relations
Foreign aid and international relief
Forests, forestry, trees
Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
Historic sites and heritage areas
Historical and cultural resources
Immigration
Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
Judicial procedure and administration
Lakes and rivers
Land use and conservation
Latin America
Law enforcement administration and funding
Law enforcement officers
Licensing and registrations
Maine
Mammals
Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
Mexico
Michigan
Military civil functions
Military operations and strategy
Montana
Motor vehicles
National Guard and reserves
New York State
Noise pollution
North Dakota
Organized crime
Pest management
Pollution liability
Service animals
Solid waste and recycling
Terrorism
Texas
Vermont
Visas and passports
Washington State
Water quality
Wilderness and natural areas, wildlife refuges, wild rivers, habitats
Wildlife conservation and habitat protection

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