US HB4482 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-2)
Status: Introduced on September 24 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-10-02 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Protecting America's Food and Agriculture Act of 2019 This bill authorizes U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), every fiscal year, to hire, train, and assign 240 new agricultural specialists until the total number of specialists equals and sustains the requirements identified each year in the Agriculture Resource Allocation Model. The CBP may also hire, train, and assign support staff to assist the specialists and specified levels of agricultural canine teams. In calculating the number of specialists needed at each port of entry through the Agriculture Resource Allocation Model, the Office of Field Operations of the CBP must (1) rely on data collected regarding the inspections and other activities conducted at each such port of entry; and (2) consider volume from seasonal surges, other projected changes in commercial and passenger volumes, the most current commercial forecasts, and other relevant information.

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Title

Protecting America's Food and Agriculture Act of 2019

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-10-02HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations.
2019-09-24HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.
2019-09-24HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.
2019-09-24HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB2107 (Same As) 2019-09-10 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 198.

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