H.R.2203: Homeland Security Improvement Act

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about families
  • Introduced April 10, 2019
  • Latest Major Action Sept. 26, 2019

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Bill Summary

This bill establishes the position of Ombudsman for Border and Immigration Related Concerns within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The ombudsman shall establish an independent, neutral, and standardized process to assist individuals in resolving complaints related to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and related entities; make recommendations to DHS to address chronic issues...

(Source: Library of Congress)

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There are 32 statements associated with H.R.2203.

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 26, 2019
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Sept. 25, 2019
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Green (TN) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add language at the end of section 711 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Ombudsman to include additional information inspecific reports.
Sept. 25, 2019
Mr. Green (TN) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Homeland Security.
Sept. 25, 2019
Considered as unfinished business.
Sept. 25, 2019
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule 19, the Chair postponed further proceedings on H.R. 2203.
Sept. 25, 2019
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
Sept. 25, 2019
DEBATE - The House resumed with debate on H.R. 2203.
Sept. 25, 2019
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2203.
Sept. 25, 2019
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2203, H.R. 3525 and H. Res. 576. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2203, H.R. 3525, and H.Res. 576 under closed rules. Rule also provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of September 26, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules; and provides for proceedings during the period from September 30, 2019, through October 14, 2019
Sept. 25, 2019
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 577.
Sept. 25, 2019

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 194 (Roll no. 546). (text: CR H7928-7929)

Sept. 25, 2019
Mr. Green (TN) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Homeland Security. (text: CR H7974)
Sept. 25, 2019
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7974-7976)
Sept. 25, 2019
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 577. (consideration: CR H7928-7934)
Sept. 25, 2019
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Sept. 25, 2019

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 230 - 194 (Roll no. 546).

Sept. 25, 2019

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 207 - 216 (Roll no. 545).

Sept. 25, 2019
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
Sept. 24, 2019
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 577 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2203, H.R. 3525 and H. Res. 576. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2203, H.R. 3525, and H.Res. 576 under closed rules. Rule also provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of September 26, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules; and provides for proceedings during the period from September 30, 2019, through October 14, 2019
July 19, 2019
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 122.
July 19, 2019

Committee on Ways and Means discharged.

July 19, 2019

Committee on the Judiciary discharged.

July 19, 2019
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 116-163, Part I.
July 17, 2019
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 16 - 13.
July 17, 2019
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 17, 2019
Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations Discharged.
May 15, 2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
April 23, 2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations.
April 10, 2019
Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
April 10, 2019

Introduced in the House by Veronica Escobar (D-Texas)

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