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106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4704

 To provide for the appointment of additional Federal district judges, 
                        and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 21, 2000

   Mr. Gonzalez (for himself, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Bonilla, Mr. 
Rodriguez, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. Baca, Mr. Filner, and Mr. Hinojosa) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                             the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
 To provide for the appointment of additional Federal district judges, 
                        and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SOUTHWEST BORDER JUDGESHIPS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Southwest Border 
Judgeship Act of 2000''.
    (b) District Judges for the District Courts.--
            (1) In general.--The President shall appoint, by and with 
        the advice and consent of the Senate--
                    (A) 3 additional district judges for the southern 
                district of California;
                    (B) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
                New Mexico;
                    (C) 2 additional district judges for the southern 
                district of Texas; and
                    (D) 2 additional district judges for the western 
                district of Texas.
            (2) Tables.--In order that the table contained in section 
        133 of title 28, United States Code, will, with respect to each 
        judicial district, reflect the changes in the total number of 
        permanent district judgeships authorized as a result of 
        paragraph (1) of this subsection, such table is amended--
                    (A) by striking the item relating to California and 
                inserting the following:

``California:
    Northern................................................        14 
    Eastern.................................................         6 
    Central.................................................        27 
    Southern................................................      11'';
                    (B) by striking the item relating to New Mexico and 
                inserting the following:

``New Mexico................................................       6'';
                and
                    (C) by striking the item relating to Texas and 
                inserting the following:

``Texas:
    Northern................................................        12 
    Southern................................................        20 
    Eastern.................................................         7 
    Western.................................................      12''.
    (c) Temporary Judgeships.--The President shall appoint, by and with 
the advice and consent of the Senate--
            (1) 3 additional district judges for the district of 
        Arizona;
            (2) 1 additional district judge for the southern district 
        of California; and
            (3) 1 additional district judge for the district of New 
        Mexico.
For the district of Arizona, the first 3 vacancies arising on the 
district court 7 years or more after judges are first confirmed to fill 
all 3 temporary district judgeships created in that district by this 
subsection shall not be filled. For each of the other judicial 
districts named in this subsection, the first vacancy arising on the 
district court 7 years or more after a judge is first confirmed to fill 
the temporary district judgeship created in that district by this 
subsection shall not be filled.
    (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions 
of this Act, including such sums as may be necessary to provide 
appropriate space and facilities for the judicial positions created by 
this Act.
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