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H.R.547: Border Security and Responsibility 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 Raúl M. Grijalva, D-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Feb. 6, 2013
Latest Major Action March 12, 2013
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Bill Summary

Border Security and Responsibility Act 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS), the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA), the Secretary of Defense (DOD), and the Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with tribal, state, and local officials, to submit to Congress a border protection strategy for the international land borders of the United States. Specifies strategy elements.

Amends the the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to revise international land border security provisions, including: (1) eliminating existing southwest border fencing requirements; (2) requiring that border control actions be in accordance with the border strategy required under this Act; and (3) giving priority to the use of remote cameras, sensors, removal of nonnative vegetation, incorporation of natural barriers, additional manpower, unmanned aerial vehicles, or other low impact border enforcement techniques.

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Bill Actions

Date Description
March 12, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities.
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to House Agriculture
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to House Homeland Security