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H.R.1417: Border Security Results Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Michael McCaul, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 20 (4 Democrats, 16 Republicans)
Introduced April 9, 2013
Latest Major Action May 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

Border Security Results Act of 2013 - (Sec. 2) Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to report to the appropriate congressional committees and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) at specified intervals on the state of situational awareness and operational control of U.S. borders, including an identification of the high traffic areas and the illegal border crossing effectiveness rate for each sector along the northern and southern borders that are within the responsibility of the Border Patrol. Requires the Comptroller General to report on the verification of the data and methodology used to determine such areas and rate.

Defines: (1) "operational control" as a condition in which there is a not lower than 90% illegal border crossing effectiveness rate, informed by situational awareness, and in which a significant reduction in the movement of illicit drugs and other contraband through such areas is being achieved; and (2) "situational awareness" as knowledg...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 20, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 62.
May 20, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 113-87.
May 15, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 15, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 24, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
April 24, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
April 9, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.