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S.1691: Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Jon Tester, D-Mont.
Total Cosponsors 5 (1 Democrat, 4 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 18, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on September 18, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) States as the purposes of this Act: (1) strengthening U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and ensuring that border patrol agents are sufficiently ready to conduct necessary work and will perform overtime hours in excess of a 40-hour workweek based on the needs of CBP, and (2) ensuring CBP has the flexibility to cover shift changes and retains the right to assign scheduled and unscheduled work for mission requirements and planning based on operational need.

Requires a border patrol agent, not later than 30 days before the first day of each year beginning after the enactment of this Act, to make an election whether such agent shall, for that year, be assigned to: (1) the level 1 border patrol rate of pay (i.e., hourly rate of pay equal to 1.25 times the otherwis...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 18, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-277.
Dec. 18, 2014 Signed by President.
Dec. 12, 2014 Presented to President.
Dec. 10, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 10, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8945-8949)
Dec. 10, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1691.
Dec. 10, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8945-8951)
Dec. 10, 2014 Mr. Chaffetz moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Sept. 25, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
Sept. 19, 2014 Referred to House Homeland Security
Sept. 19, 2014 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Sept. 19, 2014 Received in the House.
Sept. 19, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Sept. 18, 2014 Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (text: CR S5868-5872)
Sept. 18, 2014 The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S5865-5868)
Sept. 18, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S5865-5872)
Aug. 26, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 548.
Aug. 26, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Carper under authority of the order of the Senate of 08/05/2014 with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-248.
June 25, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
June 9, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-735.
Nov. 13, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.