Amendment provides U.S. Customs and Border Protection the authority to supplement any funding from the Trust Fund with general appropriations made in the bill in order to avoid any further cuts to CBP operational funds in Puerto Rico.

Purpose:

An amendment numbered 12 printed in the Congressional Record to prohibit the use of funds to be used to implement, administer, or enforce section 1301(a) of title 31, United States Code, with respect to the use of amounts made available by this Act for "Salaries and Expenses" and "Air and Marine Operations" accounts of U.S Customs and Border Protection for the expenses authorized to be paid in section 9 of the Jones Act (48 U.S.C. 795) and for the collection of duties and taxes authorized to be levied, collected, and paid in Puerto Rico, as authorized in section 4 of the Foraker Act (48 U.S.C. 740), in addition to the more specific amounts available for such purposes in the Puerto Rico Trust Fund pursuant to such provisions of law.

House Amendment Code:

(A022)

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