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H.R.3846: United States Customs and Border Protection Authorization Act

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 Candice S. Miller, R-Mich.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced Jan. 10, 2014
Latest Major Action July 29, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

United States Customs and Border Protection Authorization Act - (Sec. 2) Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish formally, in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) (formerly the U.S. Customs Service), headed by the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Establishes in the CBP:

  • a Deputy Commissioner;
  • the U.S. Border Patrol;
  • an Office of Air and Marine Operations;
  • an Office of Field Operations, including a National Targeting Center;
  • an Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison;
  • an Office of International Affairs; and
  • an Office of Internal Affairs.

Requires the CBP Commissioner to establish, and update triennially, certain standard operating procedures for CBP personnel.

Directs the CBP Commissioner to require all CBP agents and officers to participate in a specified amount of continuing education to maint...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 29, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
July 28, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 28, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6899-6904)
July 28, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3846.
July 28, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6899-6908)
July 28, 2014 Mrs. Miller (MI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 24, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 415.
July 24, 2014 Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
July 24, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 113-555, 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.
Jan. 15, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
Jan. 10, 2014 Referred to House Ways and Means
Jan. 10, 2014 Referred to House Homeland Security