H.R.5273: Securing America's Ports Act

About This Bill

  • Introduced Nov. 26, 2019
  • Latest Major Action Feb. 11, 2020

Bill Versions

Bill Summary

Securing America's Ports Act This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to report to Congress a plan to expeditiously scan all commercial and passenger vehicles entering the United States at a land port of entry using large-scale non-intrusive inspection systems, such as X-ray and gamma-ray imaging systems, or similar technology. The plan shall include elements such as (1) an inventory of such systems currently in use, (2)...

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 2 statements associated with H.R.5273.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 11
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Feb. 10
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 10

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H987)

Feb. 10
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5273.
Feb. 10
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H986-988)
Feb. 10
Ms. Torres Small (NM) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Feb. 6
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 317.
Feb. 6
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 116-394.
Jan. 29
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Jan. 29
Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
Jan. 29
Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations Discharged.
Dec. 13, 2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability.
Dec. 13, 2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations.
Nov. 26, 2019
Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
Nov. 26, 2019

Introduced in the House by Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.)

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