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H.R.3488: Preclearance Authorization Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about foreign trade and international finance
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Sponsor Pat Meehan, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 154 (84 Democrats, 70 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action July 9, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on July 3, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Preclearance Authorization Act of 2014 - (Sec. 3) Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance operations in a foreign country to:

  • prevent terrorists, instruments of terrorism, and other security threats from entering the United States;
  • prevent inadmissible persons from entering the United States;
  • ensure merchandise destined for the United States complies with applicable U.S. customs laws; and
  • ensure the prompt processing of persons eligible to travel to the United States.

(Sec. 4) Requires the Secretary to: (1) notify Congress not later than 180 days before entering into an agreement with a foreign country to establish CBP preclearance operations there, and (2) make certain certifications to Congress not la...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 9, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
July 8, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5842-5843)
July 8, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3488.
July 8, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5842-5845)
July 8, 2014 Mr. Meehan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 3, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 383.
July 3, 2014 Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
July 3, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 113-511, Part I.
June 11, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
June 11, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 20, 2014 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
May 20, 2014 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 20, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
Nov. 14, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Nov. 14, 2013 Referred to House Homeland Security