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H.R.3753: Emergency Port of Entry Personnel and Infrastructure Funding Act of 2013

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 Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas
Total Cosponsors 6 (All Democrats)
Introduced Dec. 12, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 2, 2014
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Bill Summary

Emergency Port of Entry Personnel and Infrastructure Funding Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to hire, train, and assign to duty by September 30, 2019, an additional: (1) 5,000 full-time U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers to serve on all inspection lanes and enforcement teams at U.S. land ports of entry on the northern and southern borders of the United States; and (2) 350 full-time support staff for all U.S. ports of entry.

Requires the Secretary to report to specified congressional committees on: (1) DHS plans for ensuring the placement of sufficient CBP officers and infrastructure for outbound inspections at southern border land ports of entry; and (2) each relevant department's plans for ensuring the placement of sufficient CBP agriculture specialists, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service entomologist identifier specialists, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) consumer safety officers at such ports of entry.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 2, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
Dec. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
Dec. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Dec. 12, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
Dec. 12, 2013 Referred to House Appropriations
Dec. 12, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Dec. 12, 2013 Referred to House Homeland Security