H.R.2398: To prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from taking action on Federal lands that impede border security on such lands, and for other purposes.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Rob Bishop, R-Utah
Total Cosponsors 17 (All Republicans)
Introduced June 17, 2013
Latest Major Action Aug. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act - Prohibits the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) from prohibiting or restricting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) activities on federal land under their respective jurisdictions, located within 100 miles of an international land border, to: (1) execute search and rescue operations, and (2) prevent all unlawful entries into the United States through the international land borders of the United States.

Grants CBP access to such lands to conduct the following activities: (1) road and barrier construction and maintenance; (2) use of patrol vehicles; (3) installation, maintenance, and operation of surveillance equipment and sensors; and (4) deployment of temporary tactical infrastructure.

Provides that a waiver by the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) of specified laws regarding sections of the international border between the United States and Mexico and between the United St...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Aug. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
June 26, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
June 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
June 17, 2013 Referred to House Homeland Security
June 17, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
June 17, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources