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Titles (21)

Popular Titles

Internet Gambling bill (Identified by CRS)
Port Security bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

SAFE Port Act
Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006

Short Titles as Enacted for portions of this bill
  • Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006
  • Warning, Alert, and Response Network Act

Short Titles on Conference report

SAFE Port Act
Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006

Short Titles on Conference report for portions of this bill
  • Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006
  • Warning, Alert, and Response Network Act

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

SAFE Port Act
Security and Accountability For Every Port Act

Short Titles as Introduced

SAFE Port Act
Security and Accountability For Every Port Act

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Port Security Improvement Act of 2006

Short Titles as Passed Senate for portions of this bill
  • IP-Enabled Voice Communication and Public Safety Act of 2006
  • Public Transportation Terrorism Prevention Act of 2006
  • Rail Security Act of 2006
  • Transportation Security Improvement Act of 2006
  • Warning, Alert, and Response Network Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To improve maritime and cargo security through enhanced layered defenses, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (11)

Date
10/13/2006Became Public Law No: 109-347. (TXT | PDF)
10/13/2006Signed by President.
10/03/2006Presented to President.
09/30/2006Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR 9/29/2006 S10810-10817)
09/30/2006Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by recorded vote: 409 - 2 (Roll no. 516).
09/29/2006Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 109-711 filed.(text of conference report: CR H8540-8569)
09/14/2006Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 98 - 0. Record Vote Number: 249.(text: CR 9/20/2006 S9820-9847)
05/04/2006Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 421 - 2 (Roll no. 127).
05/01/2006Committee on Transportation discharged.
04/28/2006Reported (Amended) by the Committee on 109-447, Part I.
03/14/2006Introduced in House

All Actions (255)

Date Chamber
10/13/2006Became Public Law No: 109-347. (TXT | PDF)
10/13/2006Signed by President.
10/03/2006HousePresented to President.
10/02/2006SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
09/30/2006SenateSenate agreed to conference report by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR 9/29/2006 S10810-10817)
09/30/2006-12:32amHouseOn agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by recorded vote: 409 - 2 (Roll no. 516).
09/30/2006-12:32amHouseMotions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/29/2006-11:41pmHouseDEBATE - The House resumed debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 4954. (consideration: CR H8020, H8026-8038, H8540-8569)
09/29/2006-11:07pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 4954.
09/29/2006-11:07pmHouseMr. King (NY) brought up conference report H. Rept. 109-711 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 1064. (consideration: CR H8020, H8026-8038)
09/29/2006-9:39pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1064 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 4954. All points of order against the conference report and against its consideration are waived. The conference report shall be considered as read.
09/29/2006-9:29pmHouseConference report H. Rept. 109-711 filed. (text of conference report: CR H8540-8569)
09/28/2006-7:25pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Ways and Means for consideration of secs. 102, 121, 201, 203 and 301 of the House bill, and secs. 201, 203, 304, 401-404, 407, and 1105 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Thomas, Shaw, and Rangel.
09/28/2006-7:25pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for consideration of secs. 101-104, 107-109, and 204 of the House bill, and secs. 101-104, 106-108, 111, 202, 232, 234, 235, 503, 507-512, 514, 517-519, Title VI, secs. 703, 902, 905, 906, 1103, 1104, 1107-1110, 1114, and 1115 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: LoBiondo, Shuster, and Oberstar.
09/28/2006-7:25pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Science for consideration of secs. 201 and 401 of the House bill, and secs. 111, 121, 302, 303, 305, 513, 607, 608, 706, 801, 802, and 1107 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Boehlert, Sodrel, and Melancon.
09/28/2006-7:25pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Energy and Commerce for consideration of Titles VI and X and sec. 1104 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Barton (TX), Upton, and Dingell.
09/28/2006-7:25pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Homeland Security for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: King (NY), Young (AK), Lungren, Daniel E., Linder, Simmons, McCaul (TX), Reichert, Thompson (MS), Sanchez, Loretta, Markey, Harman, and Pascrell.
09/28/2006-7:24pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/28/2006-7:24pmHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 281 - 140 (Roll no. 500). (consideration: CR H7770-7775, H7850-7851; text: CR H7770-7775)
09/28/2006-5:35pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of the debate on the Thompson (MS) motion to insturct conferees, the Chair put the question on adoption of the motion and by voice vote announced noes had prevailed. Mr. Thompson (MS) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the motion until later in the legislative day.
09/28/2006-5:34pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H7775)
09/28/2006-5:01pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Thompson (MS) motion to instruct conferees on H.R. 4954. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require managers on the part of the House to agree to the provisions contained of the Senate amendment relating to the Rail Security Act of 2006; the National Alert System; mass transit security; improved motor carrier, bus and hazardous material security; and specified Sections of Title XI.
09/28/2006-5:00pmHouseMr. Thompson (MS) moved that the House instruct conferees.
09/28/2006-4:58pmHouseOn motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection.
09/28/2006-4:58pmHouseMr. King (NY) asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
09/20/2006SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
09/19/2006SenateSenate appointed conferee(s) Murray as an additional conferee.
09/19/2006SenateSenate appointed conferee(s) Shelby; Sarbanes from the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
09/19/2006SenateSenate appointed conferee(s) Grassley; Hatch; Baucus from the Committee on Finance.
09/19/2006SenateSenate appointed conferee(s) Stevens; Lott; Hutchison; Inouye; Lautenberg from the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
09/19/2006SenateSenate appointed conferee(s) Collins; Coleman; Bennett; Lieberman; Levin from the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
09/19/2006SenateSenate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference. (consideration: CR S9734)
09/18/2006SenateS.Amdt.4997 Amendment SA 4997, previously agreed to as modified, was further modified by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S9665-9666; text as further modified: CR S9665-9666)
09/14/2006SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 98 - 0. Record Vote Number: 249. (text: CR 9/20/2006 S9820-9847)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4930 Motion to table amendment SA 4930 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 61 - 37. Record Vote Number: 248.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4995 Amendment SA 4995 ruled non-germane by the chair.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4995 Amendment SA 4995 proposed by Senator Boxer. (consideration: CR S9605-9606; text: CR S9605) To require the placement of blast-resistant cargo containers on all commercial passenger aircraft.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4983 Amendment SA 4983 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9605)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4997 Amendment SA 4997 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9605)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4966 Amendment SA 4966 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9605)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4961 Amendment SA 4961 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9605)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4952 Amendment SA 4952 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9605)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4942 Amendment SA 4942 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9605)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4970 Amendment SA 4970 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.5007 Amendment SA 5007 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4983 Amendment SA 4983 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Schumer. (consideration: CR S9604-9605) To carry out an "Apollo Project" to research and develop new technology for the accurate and effective detection and prevention of nuclear and radiological threats to United States seaports.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4997 Amendment SA 4997 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Menendez. (consideration: CR S9604-9605) To standardize the risk-based funding of port security grants.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4966 Amendment SA 4966 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Rockefeller. (consideration: CR S9604-9605) To require a report on the implementation status of the aircraft charter customer and lessee prescreening program, and for other purposes.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4961 Amendment SA 4961 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Vitter. (consideration: CR S9604-9605) To ensure that ports that play a critical role in our national energy policy remain eligible for port security grants.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4952 Amendment SA 4952 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Vitter. (consideration: CR S9604-9605) To provide for a process for interim security clearance for certain workers.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4942 Amendment SA 4942 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Lautenberg. (consideration: CR S9604-9605, S9606-9607) To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to implement a threat assessment screening program for port truck drivers.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.5007 Amendment SA 5007 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator DeMint to Amendment SA 4970. (consideration: CR S9604-9605; text: CR S9604-9605) To prohibit the issuance of transportation security cards to individuals who have been convicted of certain crimes.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4930 Motion to table amendment SA 4930 made in Senate.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4945 Amendment SA 4945 ruled non-germane by the chair.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4958 Amendment SA 4958 ruled non-germane by the chair.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4943 Amendment SA 4943 ruled non-germane by the chair.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4957 Amendment SA 4957 ruled non-germane by the chair.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4967 Amendment SA 4967 ruled non-germane by the chair.
09/14/2006SenateCloture on the bill invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 98 - 0. Record Vote Number: 247. (consideration: CR S9586; text: CR S9586)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4986 Amendment SA 4986 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9585)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4923 Amendment SA 4923 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9585)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4986 Amendment SA 4986 proposed by Senator Collins for Senator Baucus. (consideration: CR S9585) To require that as part of the annual performance plan required in the budget submission of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection under section 1115 of title 31, United States Code, the Commissioner of Customs establish performance indicators relating to the seizure of methamphetamine and methamphetamine precursor chemicals in order to evaluate the performance goals of the Bureau with respect to the interdiction of illegal drugs entering the United States, and for other purposes.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4923 Amendment SA 4923 proposed by Senator Isakson. (consideration: CR S9585) To reduce the radiation exposure of maritime workers and to reimburse maritime terminal operators for additional costs associated with illnesses or injuries for which exposure to ionizing or non-ionizing radiation from cargo screening procedures required under Federal law is a contributing cause.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.5001 Amendment SA 5001 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.5018 Amendment SA 5018 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.5017 Amendment SA 5017 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.5016 Amendment SA 5016 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.5001 Amendment SA 5001 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Wyden. (consideration: CR S9584-9585; text: CR S9584-9585) To modify the definition of the term "container security device".
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.5018 Amendment SA 5018 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Snowe. (consideration: CR S9584-9585; text: CR S9584) To change a conveyance date for Coast Guard property in Portland, Maine.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.5017 Amendment SA 5017 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Grassley. (consideration: CR S9584-9585; text: CR S9584) To make technical corrections.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.5016 Amendment SA 5016 proposed by Senator Stevens. (consideration: CR S9584-9585; text: CR S9584) To provide a phased and temporary anchor movement exception for Alaska.
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4958 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9582)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4943 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9582)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4957 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9582)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4967 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9582)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4930 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9582, S9590-9603, S9607)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4945 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9582, S9590)
09/14/2006SenateS.Amdt.4970 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9582, S9604-9605; text: CR S9604)
09/14/2006SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9582-9617)
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4947 Amendment SA 4947 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9573-9574)
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.5000 Amendment SA 5000 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4988 Amendment SA 4988 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9570-9573)
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4985 Amendment SA 4985 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9570)
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4976 Amendment SA 4976 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4964 Amendment SA 4964 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4959 Amendment SA 4959 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9570)
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4955 Amendment SA 4955 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4954 Amendment SA 4954 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9569-9570)
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4953 Amendment SA 4953 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4951 Amendment SA 4951 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4949 Amendment SA 4949 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4950 Amendment SA 4950 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9569)
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4946 Amendment SA 4946 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9569)
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4939 Amendment SA 4939 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9569)
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4933 Amendment SA 4933 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4932 Amendment SA 4932 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4928 Amendment SA 4928 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4924 Amendment SA 4924 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (text as modified: CR S9567-9568)
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4947 Amendment SA 4947 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S9567-9574) To promote and enhance public safety and to encourage the rapid deployment of IP-enabled voice services.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.5000 Amendment SA 5000 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Snowe. (consideration: CR S9567-9574; text: CR S9573) To conduct a study to identify redundancies and inefficiencies in connection with Federal background checks.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4988 Amendment SA 4988 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Lautenberg. (consideration: CR S9567-9574) To provide improved intercity bus, hazardous materials, pipeline, and motor carrier security.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4985 Amendment SA 4985 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Baucus. (consideration: CR S9567-9574) To authorize an additional $200,000,000 to be appropriated for fiscal year 2007 for the operating expenses of the Northern Border Air Wing.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4976 Amendment SA 4976 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Boxer. (consideration: CR S9567-9574; text: CR S9570) To protect commercial aircraft from the threat of Man-Portable Air Defense Systems.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4964 Amendment SA 4964 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S9567-9574; text: CR S9570) to extend the requirement for air carriers to honor tickets for suspended air passenger service.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4959 Amendment SA 4959 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Pryor. (consideration: CR S9567-9574) To require the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to improve trucking security.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4955 Amendment SA 4955 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Allard. (consideration: CR S9567-9574; text: CR S9570) To include the Transportation Technology Center in the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4954 Amendment SA 4954 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Snowe. (consideration: CR S9567-9574) To establish a deadline for the Coast Guard to complete inspection of foreign ports and validate compliance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, and for other purposes.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4953 Amendment SA 4953 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Vitter. (consideration: CR S9567-9574; text: CR S9569) To provide for additional security relating to foreign vessels working on the outer Continental Shelf.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4951 Amendment SA 4951 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator McCain. (consideration: CR S9567-9574; text: CR S9569) To require disclosures regarding homeland security grants.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4949 Amendment SA 4949 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Cantwell. (consideration: CR S9567-9574; text: CR S9569) Of a technical nature.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4950 Amendment SA 4950 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Cantwell. (consideration: CR S9567-9574) To establish an Intermodal Rail Radiation Detection Test Center.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4946 Amendment SA 4946 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Burns. (consideration: CR S9567-9574) To require the Assistant Secretary for the Transportation Security Administration to submit to Congress a security plan for Essential Air Service airports.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4939 Amendment SA 4939 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Kerry. (consideration: CR S9567-9574) To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to create port security training and exercise programs for law enforcement and seaport personnel.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4933 Amendment SA 4933 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Domenici. (consideration: CR S9567-9574; text: CR S9569) To provide for coordination between the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy, and for other purposes.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4932 Amendment SA 4932 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Domenici. (consideration: CR S9567-9574; text: CR S9568-9569) To establish a Domestic Nuclear Detection Office with the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4928 Amendment SA 4928 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Bingaman. (consideration: CR S9567-9574; text: CR S9568) To provide a pilot program to extend the hours of commercial operations at Santa Teresa, New Mexico.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4924 Amendment SA 4924 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator Rockefeller. (consideration: CR S9567-9574) To establish a competitive research program within the Department of Homeland Security.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4962 Amendment SA 4962 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S9494-9495)
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4972 Amendment SA 4972 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S9493)
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4972 Amendment SA 4972 proposed by Senator Obama. (consideration: CR S9493-9494) To ensure the evacuation of individuals with special needs in times of emergency.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4990 Proposed amendment SA 4990 withdrawn in Senate.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4990 Amendment SA 4990 proposed by Senator Santorum. (consideration: CR S9492-9493) To provide for comprehensive border security and for other purposes.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4999 Amendment SA 4999 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 55. Record Vote Number: 246.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4982 Amendment SA 4982 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 95 - 3. Record Vote Number: 245.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4982 Amendment SA 4982 proposed by Senator Coleman. (consideration: CR S9487-9490; text: CR S9487) To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to ensure that all cargo containers are screened before arriving at a United States seaport, that all high-risk containers are scanned before leaving a United States seaport, and that integrated scanning systems are fully deployed to scan all cargo containers entering the United States before they arrive in the United States.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4999 Amendment SA 4999 proposed by Senator Menendez. (consideration: CR S9485-9487, S9490-9491; text: CR S9485) To improve the security of cargo containers destined for the United States.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4968 Amendment SA 4968 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4968 Amendment SA 4968 proposed by Senator Nelson FL. (consideration: CR S9483-9485; text: CR S9483) To require the Department of Homeland Security provide Congress with a strategy for deploying radiation detection capabilities to all United States ports of entry.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4975 Motion to table amendment SA 4975 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 57 - 41. Record Vote Number: 244.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4958 Amendment SA 4958 proposed by Senator Clinton. (consideration: CR S9477, S9477-9482, S9491; text: CR S9477) To establish a grant program for individuals still suffering health effects as a result of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York City.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4943 Amendment SA 4943 proposed by Senator Clinton. (consideration: CR S9476-9477; text: CR S9476-9477) To fund additional research to improve the detection of explosive materials at airport security checkpoints.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4957 Amendment SA 4957 proposed by Senator Clinton. (consideration: CR S9475-9476; text: CR S9475-9476) To facilitate nationwide availability of 2-1-1 telephone service for information on and referral to human services, including volunteer opportunities related to human services, and for other purposes.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4975 Motion to table amendment SA 4975 made in Senate.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4936 Amendment SA 4936 ruled out of order by the chair.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4936 Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to amendment SA 4936 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 41 - 57. Record Vote Number: 243.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4936 Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 4936.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4975 Amendment SA 4975 proposed by Senator Biden. (consideration: CR S9461-9462, S9469, S9482) To establish a Homeland Security and Neighborhood Safety trust Fund and refocus Federal priorities toward securing the Homeland, and for other purposes.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4962 Amendment SA 4962 proposed by Senator Voinovich. (consideration: CR S9459-9460, S9494-9496) To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to authorize the President to carry out a program for the protection of the health and safety of residents, workers, volunteers, and others in a disaster area.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4970 Amendment SA 4970 proposed by Senator DeMint. (consideration: CR S9456-4958; text: CR S9457-9458) To prohibit the issuance of transportation security cards to individuals who have been convicted of certain crimes.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4945 Amendment SA 4945 proposed by Senator Nelson NE. (consideration: CR S9454-9456, S9458, S9461, S9496-9497; text as modified CR S9496-9497) To provide emergency agricultural disaster assistance, and for other purposes.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4967 Amendment SA 4967 proposed by Senator Murray for Senator Stabenow. (consideration: CR S9454; text: CR S9454) To authorize grants for interoperable communications.
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4936 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9454, S9456, S9458-9459, S9460-9461, S9462-9463, S9468)
09/13/2006SenateS.Amdt.4930 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9454, S9469-9475; text as modified: CR S9469-9475)
09/13/2006SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9454-9501, S9567-9574)
09/12/2006SenateCloture motion on the bill presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S9353; text: CR S9353)
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4956 Amendment SA 4956 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4956 Amendment SA 4956 proposed by Senator Shelby. (consideration: CR S9349-9350) To improve mass transit security.
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4935 Amendment SA 4935 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4931 Amendment SA 4931 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 97 - 0. Record Vote Number: 242.
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4940 Amendment SA 4940 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 85 - 12. Record Vote Number: 241.
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4937 Amendment SA 4937 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4929 Amendment SA 4929 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (text as modified: CR S9343)
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4931 Amendment SA 4931 proposed by Senator Hutchison. (consideration: CR S9339-9341, S9348; text: CR S9339-9340) To strengthen national security by adding an additional 275 Customs and Border Protection officers at United States ports.
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4940 Amendment SA 4940 proposed by Senator Lautenberg. (consideration: CR S9337-9339, S9348; text: CR S9337) To provide that the limitation on the number of Transportation Security Administration employees shall not apply after the date of enactment of this Act, and for other purposes.
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4935 Amendment SA 4935 proposed by Senator Salazar. (consideration: CR S9336-9337, S9348-9349; text: CR S9336) To create a Rural Policing Institute as part of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4921 Amendment SA 4921 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 95 - 0. Record Vote Number: 240.
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4930 Amendment SA 4930 proposed by Senator Schumer. (consideration: CR S9332-9333; text: CR S9332) To improve maritime container security by ensuring that foreign ports participating in the Container Security Initiative scan all containers shipped to the United States for nuclear and radiological weapons before loading.
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4937 Amendment SA 4937 proposed by Senator Dorgan. (consideration: CR S9331-9332, S9346-9347; text: CR S9331) To prohibit the United States Trade Representative from negotiating any future trade agreement that limits the Congress in its ability to restrict the operations or ownership of United States ports by a foreign country or person, and for other purposes.
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4936 Amendment SA 4936 proposed by Senator Reid. (consideration: CR S9330-9331, S9341-9343, S9343-9346) To provide real national security, restore United States leadership, and implement tough and smart policies to win the war on terror.
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4929 Amendment SA 4929 proposed by Senator Murray. (consideration: CR S9327-9330, S9343; text: CR S9327) To extend the merchandise processing fees, and for other purposes.
09/12/2006SenateS.Amdt.4921 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9327, S9335)
09/12/2006SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9327-9353)
09/11/2006SenateS.Amdt.4927 Amendment SA 4927, previously agreed to, was modified by Unanimous Consent.
09/11/2006SenateS.Amdt.4927 Amendment SA 4927 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/11/2006SenateS.Amdt.4927 Amendment SA 4927 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator DeMint to Amendment SA 4921. (consideration: CR S9287-9288) Of a perfecting nature.
09/11/2006SenateS.Amdt.4922 Amendment SA 4922 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/11/2006SenateS.Amdt.4926 Amendment SA 4926 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
09/11/2006SenateS.Amdt.4926 Amendment SA 4926 proposed by Senator Stevens to Amendment SA 4922. (consideration: CR S9287)
09/11/2006SenateS.Amdt.4922 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9287)
09/11/2006SenateS.Amdt.4921 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9287, S9288-9289)
09/11/2006SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9287-9289)
09/08/2006SenateS.Amdt.4922 Amendment SA 4922 proposed by Senator McCain. (consideration: CR S9234-9236, S9236-9240; text as modified: CR S9236-9239) To provide increased rail transportation security.
09/08/2006SenateS.Amdt.4921 Amendment SA 4921 proposed by Senator Stevens for Senator DeMint. (consideration: CR S9232-9234) To establish a unified national hazard alert system, and for other purposes.
09/08/2006SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S9230-9240)
09/07/2006SenateS.Amdt.4919 Amendment SA 4919 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
09/07/2006SenateS.Amdt.4919 Amendment SA 4919 proposed by Senator Frist. (consideration: CR S9098) To provide a complete substitute.
09/07/2006SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S9098-9104)
05/16/2006SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 432.
05/15/2006SenateRead the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
05/08/2006SenateReceived in the Senate.
05/04/2006-2:38pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/04/2006-2:38pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 421 - 2 (Roll no. 127).
05/04/2006-2:30pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 202 - 222 (Roll no. 126).
05/04/2006-2:10pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H2152)
05/04/2006-1:59pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Nadler motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with amendments which revamp the bill's requirements relating to entry of containers into the United States.
05/04/2006-1:58pmHouseMr. Nadler moved to recommit with instructions to Homeland Security (Select). (consideration: CR H2150-2152; text: CR H2150-2151)
05/04/2006-1:56pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text: CR H2121-2135)
05/04/2006-1:56pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
05/04/2006-1:55pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4954.
05/04/2006-1:55pmHouseH.Amdt.802 On agreeing to the Sanchez, Loretta amendment (A015) Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 230 (Roll no. 125).
05/04/2006-1:21pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 789, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Loretta Sanchez (CA) amendment.
05/04/2006-1:20pmHouseH.Amdt.802 Amendment (A015) offered by Ms. Sanchez, Loretta. (consideration: CR H2148-2150; text: CR H2148)
05/04/2006-1:20pmHouseH.Amdt.801 On agreeing to the Flake amendment (A014) Failed by voice vote.
05/04/2006-1:07pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 789, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake (AZ) amendment.
05/04/2006-1:07pmHouseH.Amdt.801 Amendment (A014) offered by Mr. Flake. (consideration: CR H2146-2148; text: CR H2147)
05/04/2006-1:07pmHouseH.Amdt.800 On agreeing to the Weiner amendment (A013) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/04/2006-1:01pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 789, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Weiner amendment.
05/04/2006-1:00pmHouseH.Amdt.800 Amendment (A013) offered by Mr. Weiner. (consideration: CR H2145-2146; text: CR H2145-2146)
05/04/2006-1:00pmHouseH.Amdt.799 On agreeing to the Jackson-Lee (TX) amendment (A012) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/04/2006-12:51pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 789, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson-Lee (TX) amendment.
05/04/2006-12:50pmHouseH.Amdt.799 Amendment (A012) offered by Ms. Jackson-Lee (TX). (consideration: CR H2144-2145; text: CR H2144)
05/04/2006-12:50pmHouseH.Amdt.798 On agreeing to the Millender-McDonald amendment (A011) as modified Agreed to by voice vote. (text as modified: CR H2143)
05/04/2006-12:45pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 789, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Millender-McDonald amendment.
05/04/2006-12:44pmHouseH.Amdt.798 Millender-McDonald amendment (A011) modified by unanimous consent.
05/04/2006-12:43pmHouseH.Amdt.798 Amendment (A011) offered by Ms. Millender-McDonald. (consideration: CR H2143-2144; text: CR H2143)
05/04/2006-12:43pmHouseH.Amdt.797 On agreeing to the Bass amendment (A010) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/04/2006-12:40pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 789, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bass amendment.
05/04/2006-12:39pmHouseH.Amdt.797 Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Bass. (consideration: CR H2142-2143; text: CR H2142)
05/04/2006-12:39pmHouseH.Amdt.796 On agreeing to the Shays amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/04/2006-12:32pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 789, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shays amendment.
05/04/2006-12:31pmHouseH.Amdt.796 Amendment (A009) offered by Mr. Shays. (consideration: CR H2141-2142; text: CR H2141)
05/04/2006-12:31pmHouseH.Amdt.795 On agreeing to the Thompson (MS) amendment (A008) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/04/2006-12:27pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 789, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (MS) amendment.
05/04/2006-12:27pmHouseH.Amdt.795 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Thompson (MS). (consideration: CR H2141; text: CR H2141)
05/04/2006-12:26pmHouseH.Amdt.794 On agreeing to the Hooley amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/04/2006-12:17pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 789, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hooley amendment.
05/04/2006-12:15pmHouseH.Amdt.794 Amendment (A007) offered by Ms. Hooley. (consideration: CR H2140-2141; text: CR H2140)
05/04/2006-12:14pmHouseH.Amdt.793 On agreeing to the Ryun (KS) amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/04/2006-12:11pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 789, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ryun (KS) amendment.
05/04/2006-12:11pmHouseH.Amdt.793 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Ryun (KS). (consideration: CR H2139-2140; text: CR H2139)
05/04/2006-12:11pmHouseH.Amdt.792 On agreeing to the Cuellar amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/04/2006-12:07pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 789, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cuellar amendment.
05/04/2006-12:07pmHouseH.Amdt.792 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Cuellar. (consideration: CR H2138-2139; text: CR H2138)
05/04/2006-12:06pmHouseH.Amdt.791 On agreeing to the Ruppersberger amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/04/2006-12:00pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 789, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruppersberger amendment.
05/04/2006-12:00pmHouseH.Amdt.791 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Ruppersberger. (consideration: CR H2138; text: CR H2138)
05/04/2006-12:00pmHouseH.Amdt.790 On agreeing to the Ruppersberger amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/04/2006-11:55amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 789, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruppersberger amendment.
05/04/2006-11:54amHouseH.Amdt.790 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Ruppersberger. (consideration: CR H2137-2138; text: CR H2137)
05/04/2006-11:54amHouseH.Amdt.789 On agreeing to the Ruppersberger amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/04/2006-11:50amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 789, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ruppersberger amendment.
05/04/2006-11:49amHouseH.Amdt.789 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Ruppersberger. (consideration: CR H2136-2137; text: CR H2136)
05/04/2006-11:49amHouseH.Amdt.788 On agreeing to the King (NY) amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
05/04/2006-11:37amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 789, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the King (NY) amendment.
05/04/2006-11:37amHouseH.Amdt.788 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. King (NY). (consideration: CR H2133-2136; text: CR H2134-2135)
05/04/2006-10:20amHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4954.
05/04/2006-10:20amHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Shelley Moore Capito to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
05/04/2006-10:20amHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 789 and Rule XVIII.
05/04/2006-10:20amHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 4954 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
05/04/2006-10:19amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 789. (consideration: CR H2107-2153)
05/03/2006-9:07pmHouseRule H. Res. 789 passed House.
05/02/2006-9:27pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 789 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4954 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
05/01/2006HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 250.
05/01/2006HouseCommittee on Transportation discharged.
04/28/2006HouseReferred sequentially to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for a period ending not later than May 1, 2006 for consideration of such provisions of the bill and amendment as fall within the jurisdiction of that committee pursuant to clause 1(r), rule X..
04/28/2006HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on 109-447, Part I.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
04/26/2006HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
04/26/2006HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
04/04/2006HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
03/30/2006HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity
03/30/2006HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity
03/16/2006HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity
03/15/2006HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
03/14/2006HouseReferred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
03/14/2006HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (80)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-24]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-47]* 03/14/2006
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-3]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Harris, Katherine [R-FL-13]* 03/14/2006
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Jindal, Bobby [R-LA-1]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Simmons, Rob [R-CT-2]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Brown-Waite, Ginny [R-FL-5]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Meek, Kendrick B. [D-FL-17]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Bono, Mary [R-CA-45]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Ferguson, Mike [R-NJ-7]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Cardoza, Dennis A. [D-CA-18]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Berry, Marion [D-AR-1]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 03/14/2006
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1]* 03/14/2006
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-7] 03/29/2006
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16] 03/29/2006
Rep. Davis, Jo Ann [R-VA-1] 03/29/2006
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19] 03/29/2006
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] 03/29/2006
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] 03/29/2006
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9] 03/29/2006
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 03/29/2006
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 03/29/2006
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 03/29/2006
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 03/29/2006
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 03/29/2006
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-20] 03/29/2006
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 03/29/2006
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-2] 03/29/2006
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 03/29/2006
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3] 03/29/2006
Rep. Sweeney, John E. [R-NY-20] 03/29/2006
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 04/26/2006
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 04/26/2006
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large] 04/26/2006
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] 04/26/2006
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 04/26/2006
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 04/26/2006
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 04/26/2006
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33] 04/26/2006
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 04/26/2006
Rep. Fossella, Vito [R-NY-13] 04/26/2006
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 04/26/2006
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 04/26/2006
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11] 04/26/2006
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3] 04/26/2006
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 04/26/2006
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] 04/26/2006
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-20] 04/27/2006

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Homeland Security03/14/2006 Referred to
04/04/2006 Hearings by
04/26/2006 Markup by
04/28/2006 Reported by H. Rept. 109-447
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity03/15/2006 Referred to
03/16/2006 Hearings by
03/30/2006 Markup by
03/30/2006 Reported by
House Transportation and Infrastructure04/28/2006 Referred to
05/01/2006 Discharged from

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Public Law No: 109-347 (10/13/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since the Conference Report was filed in the House on September 29, 2006. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006 or the SAFE Port Act - Title I: Security of United States Seaports - Subtitle A: General Provisions - (Sec. 101) Amends the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) to require area maritime transportation security plans to include a salvage response plan to identify equipment capable of restoring operational trade capacity and to ensure that waterways are cleared as quickly as possible after a maritime transportation security incident (defined as a security incident resulting in significant loss of life, environmental damage, transportation system disruption, or economic disruption in a particular area).

(Sec. 102) Requires vessel and security plans under MTSA to regulate access by persons (including drayage companies) engaged in the surface transportation of intermodal containers in or out of a facility (i.e., a structure or facility of any kind located in, on, under, or adjacent to any waters subject to U.S. jurisdiction). Requires the submission of a new vessel and security plan after a change of ownership or operation of a facility.

Requires U.S. citizenship for individuals implementing security actions for a facility, but allows a waiver of such requirement after a complete background check and review of terrorist watch lists.

(Sec. 103) Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to verify, at least twice annually, the effectiveness of a vessel and facility security plan, with at least one of the inspections to be unannounced.

(Sec. 104) Imposes additional requirements under MTSA for issuing transportation security cards, including requiring the Secretary to: (1) establish a priority for each U.S. port based on risk; (2) implement the transportation security card program at all U.S. ports not later than January 1, 2009; and (3) process all applications for transportation security cards for individuals with current and valid merchant mariners' documents by January 1, 2009.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) conduct a pilot program to test transportation security card readers at secure areas of the marine transportation system; (2) issue regulations to require the deployment of such card readers; (3) make a comprehensive report to Congress on the pilot program; and (4) promulgate final regulations for issuing such cards by January 1, 2007.

(Sec. 105) Directs the Comptroller General to study and report to Congress on redundancies and inefficiencies in connection with background records checks for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

(Sec. 106) Requires the Secretary to disqualify any individual found guilty (or not guilty by reason of insanity) of a felony involving treason, espionage, sedition, or any crime of terrorism (including a conspiracy to commit such crimes) from applying for a transportation security card.

(Sec. 107) Establishes a deadline of April 1, 2007, for the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating (department Secretary) to implement a long-range vessel tracking system. Authorizes the Secretary to issue regulations to establish a voluntary long-range automated vessel tracking system prior to the issuance of final regulations for such system.

(Sec. 108) Directs the department Secretary to establish interagency operational centers for port security at all high-risk priority ports not later than three years after enactment of this Act. Describes required characteristics. Designates the Coast Guard Captain of the Port in an operational center as the incident commander in the event of a transportation security incident. Requires the Secretary to submit to Congress a budget and cost-sharing analysis for such operational centers.

Authorizes appropriations for FY2007-FY2012.

(Sec. 109) Directs the department Secretary, not later than 180 days after enactment, to update and finalize the rulemaking on notice of arrival for foreign vessels on the Outer Continental Shelf.

(Sec. 110) Establishes a deadline of one year after enactment for implementation of identification requirements for crewmembers on vessels calling at U.S. ports.

Subtitle B: Port Security Grants; Training and Exercise Programs - (Sec. 111) Requires the department Secretary to make available a risk assessment tool that uses standardized risk criteria for updating area maritime security plans and for applying for port security grants.

(Sec. 112) Requires the allocation of port security grants based on risk. Limits the use of grant funds for construction costs. Expands eligible costs under such grant program to include: (1) training exercises relating to terrorism prevention or recovery; (2) sharing of terrorism threat information; and (3) equipment costs for storing classified information.

Allows funding for multi-year port security projects.

Requires the department Secretary to report to Congress on the methodology for allocating port security grant funds based on risk.

Authorizes appropriations for port security grants for FY2007-FY2011.

Modifies the criteria for administering the port security grant program to include risk assessment.

(Sec. 113) Requires the Secretary to establish a Port Security Training Program to assist facilities to submit a plan to prevent, prepare for, respond to, mitigate against, and recover from acts of terrorism, natural disasters, and other emergencies.

(Sec. 114) Requires the Secretary to establish a Port Security Exercise Program to test and evaluate the capabilities of governments, commercial seaport personnel and management, emergency response providers, the private sector, and other entities to prevent, prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism, natural disasters, and other emergencies at commercial seaports.

(Sec. 115) Requires the department Secretary to require high risk port facilities to conduct at least once every two years live or full-scale exercises to test and evaluate federal, state, and local capabilities to respond to and recover from threats at commercial seaports.

Subtitle C: Port Operations - (Sec. 121) Requires, not later than December 31, 2007, all containers entering high volume U.S. ports by vessel to be scanned for radiation.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) develop a strategy for the deployment of radiation detection capabilities; (2) submit such strategy to Congress within 90 days after enactment; (3) report to Congress on the feasibility of and strategy for the development of equipment to detect and prevent shielded nuclear and radiological threat material and chemical, biological, and other weapons of mass destruction from entering the United States; (4) publish technical capability standards and recommended standard operating procedures for the use of nonintrusive imaging and radiation detection equipment in the United States; (5) fully implement the strategy for the deployment of radiation detection capabilities within three years after enactment; (6) expand such strategy to all other U.S. ports by December 31, 2008; and (7) establish an Intermodal Rail Radiation Detection Test Center.

(Sec. 122) Requires the Secretary to: (1) develop a plan for the inspection of car ferries bound for a U.S. seaport; (2) develop and implement a plan for random searches of shipping containers; (3) implement a threat assessment screening for all port truck drivers with access to secure areas of a port; and (4) establish at least one Border Patrol unit for the U.S. Virgin Islands and report to Congress on the schedule for establishing such unit.

(Sec. 124) Excludes work stoppages or employee-related actions not related to terrorism from the definition of "economic disruption" resulting from a transportation security incident.

(Sec. 127) Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on the impact of implementing requirements under the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to certain commercial vessels operating exclusively between the territorial waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

(Sec. 128) Requires the Secretary to establish a university-based Center for Excellence for Maritime Domain Awareness.

Title II: Security of the International Supply Chain - Subtitle A: General Provisions - (Sec. 201) Directs the Secretary to: (1) develop, implement, and update a strategic plan to enhance the security of the international supply chain (defined as the end-to-end process for shipping goods to or from the United States beginning at the point of origin through a point of distribution to the destination); and (2) submit an interim and final report to Congress for such plan. Specifies requirements for the strategic plan.

(Sec. 202) Requires the Secretary to develop and update protocols for the resumption of trade after a transportation security incident.

(Sec. 203) Requires the Secretary to: (1) issue regulations for collecting data elements for improved high-risk targeting of cargo imported into the United States prior to loading on vessels at foreign seaports; and (2) take certain actions to improve the effectiveness and capabilities of the Automated Targeting System.

Authorizes appropriations for FY2008-FY2010 for the Automated Targeting System.

(Sec. 204) Requires the Secretary to: (1) initiate, not later than 90 days after enactment, rulemaking proceedings to establish minimum standards and procedures for securing containers in transit to the United States; and (2) issue, not later than 180 days after enactment, an interim final rule for securing such containers. Requires all such containers to meet security standards and procedures not later than two years after enactment.

(Sec. 205) Directs the Secretary to establish and implement a Container Security Initiative (CSI) to identify and examine or search maritime containers that pose a security risk before loading in a foreign port for shipment to the United States.

Requires the Secretary to issue a "do not load" order to prevent the onload of cargo at a port designated under CSI that has been identified as high risk.

Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on the effectiveness (and need for improvements) of the CSI by September 30, 2007, and by September 30, 2010.

Authorizes appropriations for FY2008-FY2010 to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to carry out the CSI.

Subtitle B: Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism - (Sec. 211) Authorizes the Secretary, acting through the Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Commissioner), to establish the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), as a voluntary government-private sector program to strengthen and improve the overall security of the international supply chain and U.S. border security and to facilitate the movement of secure cargo. Requires the Secretary to review the minimum security requirements of C-TPAT at least once a year.

(Sec. 212) Allows importers, customs brokers, forwarders, air, sea, and land carriers, contract logistics providers, and other entities in the international supply chain and intermodal transportation system to apply for participation in C-TPAT.

(Sec. 213) Specifies minimum requirements for participation in C-TPAT.

(Sec. 214) Sets forth benefits available to Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III participants in C-TPAT and criteria for validating participants.

(Sec. 217) Allows the Commissioner to deny benefits to C-TPAT participants who fail to meet specified requirements or who provide false or misleading information. Allows a C-TPAT participant to appeal a denial of benefits.

(Sec. 218) Requires the Secretary to develop and implement: (1) a one-year pilot program for using third party entities to conduct validations of C-TPAT participants; and (2) a revalidation process for Tier 2 and Tier 3 C-TPAT participants.

(Sec. 220) Requires the Secretary to consider importers of noncontainerized cargoes for participation in C-TPAT.

(Sec. 221) Requires the Secretary to establish management controls for the C-TPAT program, including a five-year plan to identify outcome-based goals and performance measures.

(Sec. 222) Directs the Commissioner to increase in FY2008 and FY2009 by not less than 50 the number of full-time personnel engaged in the validation and revalidation of C-TPAT participants.

(Sec. 223) Authorizes appropriations for FY2008-FY2010 for C-TPAT and for FY2008-FY2012 for additional personnel to validate and revalidate C-TPAT participants.

Subtitle C: Miscellaneous Provisions - (Sec. 231) Requires the Secretary to: (1) designate three foreign seaports with unique features and differing levels of trade volume for purposes of establishing pilot integrated scanning systems at such seaports; (2) acquire radiation detection equipment through the Department of Energy, the private sector, or host governments; (3) achieve a full-scale implementation of such scanning system at such seaports not later than one year after enactment; and (4) report to Congress on such scanning system.

(Sec. 232) Requires the Secretary to: (1) ensure that all incoming cargo containers are screened to identify high-risk containers and that all high-risk containers are scanned or searched; and (2) report to Congress on the status of full-scale implementation of integrated scanning systems for cargo containers.

(Sec. 233) Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical assistance to facilitate the implementation of supply chain security measures at ports designated under the Container Security Initiative. Requires the Secretary to identify assistance programs that could facilitate implementation of port security antiterrorism measures in foreign countries and U.S. territories, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, with particular emphasis on ports in the Caribbean Basin. Requires the Comptroller General to report to Congress on the security of ports in the Caribbean Basin.

(Sec. 234) Requires the Secretary to reassess the effectiveness of antiterrorism measures maintained at ports not less than once every three years.

(Sec. 235) Directs the Secretary to conduct a one-year pilot program to improve the security of empty containers at U.S. seaports

(Sec. 236) Requires the Secretary to develop a system to collect risk information related to the supply chain with private sector entities.

Title III: Administration - (Sec. 301) Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) an Office of Cargo Security Policy to coordinate all DHS policies relating to cargo security and to consult with stakeholders and coordinate with other federal agencies in establishing standards and regulations and to promote best practices. Sets forth the responsibilities of the Director of such Office.

Requires the Secretary of State to designate a liaison office to assist in negotiating cargo security-related international agreements.

(Sec. 302) Extends until December 31, 2008, the the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee. Requires the Under Secretary for Science and Technology of DHS to utilize the Committee to provide outside expertise in advancing cargo security technology.

(Sec. 303) Requires the Secretary to direct, coordinate, and evaluate research, development, testing, and evaluation efforts in furtherance of maritime and cargo security.

Title IV: Agency Resources and Oversight - (Sec. 401) Requires the Secretary to designate a senior official in DHS to coordinate and report to Congress on DHS trade and customs revenue functions. Establishes a Director of Trade Policy in DHS to advise on all aspects of DHS policies relating to trade and customs revenue functions.

Requires the Comptroller General to study and report to Congress on DHS obligations under the Homeland Security Act of 2002 with respect to the maintenance of custom revenue functions.

Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on the maintenance of DHS custom revenue functions, on DHS actions that will have a major impact on trade and customs revenue functions or of any reorganization of customs revenue functions, and on any reorganization.

(Sec. 402) Establishes in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection an Office of International Trade, to be headed by an Assistant Commissioner. Requires the transfer of the assets, functions, and personnel of the Office of Strategic Trade and the Office of Regulations and Rulings to the Office of International Trade. Authorizes the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to transfer any assets, functions, or personnel to such Office after giving notice to specified congressional committees.

Requires the Commissioner to establish an International Trade Committee to advise the Commissioner on commercial customs and trade facilitation functions. Requires the Committee to report to Congress on its activities.

(Sec. 403) Requires the Commissioner to prepare and submit to Congress by June 30, 2007, and biennially thereafter a Resource Allocation Model to determine the optimal staffing levels to carry out the commercial operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Requires such Model to provide for the hiring of a minimum of 200 additional customs and border protection officers in FY2008-FY2012. Authorizes appropriations.

Requires the Commissioner to report to Congress on resources directed to commercial and trade facilitation functions within the Office of Field Operations.

(Sec. 404) Amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to require the Secretary, the U.S. Trade Representative, and other appropriate federal officials to work through certain international organizations to align customs requirements to facilitate the efficient flow of international trade.

Requires the U.S. Trade Representative to seek certain commitments in negotiations in the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding the articles of GATT 1944.

Requires the Secretary to work with the World Customs Organization (WCO) to facilitate the efficient flow of international trade.

(Sec. 405) Amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish an electronic trade data interchange system, to be known as the International Trade Data System (ITDS), to eliminate redundant information requirements, regulate the flow of commerce, and enforce laws relating to international trade by establishing a single portal system operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Requires all federal agencies that require documentation for clearing or licensing the importation and exportation of cargo to participate in ITDS. Establishes an Interagency Steering Committee to assist the Secretary in overseeing the implementation of, and participation in, ITDS. Requires the President to report to Congress on ITDS before the end of each fiscal year. Expresses the sense of Congress that federal agency participation in ITDS is an important priority of the federal government.

(Sec. 406) Requires the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to report to Congress not later than June 30, 2007, on various matters relating to in-bond cargo.

(Sec. 407) Expresses the sense of the Senate that nothing in this Act relating to port security grants and training programs, domestic radiation detection, and security of the international supply chain shall be construed to affect the jurisdiction of any standing committee of the Senate.

Title V: Domestic Nuclear Detection Office - (Sec. 501) Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in DHS a Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, to be headed by a presidentially-appointed Director. Makes such Office responsible for the coordination of federal efforts to detect and protect against the unauthorized importation, possession, storage, transportation, development, or use of a nuclear explosive device, fissile material, or radiological material in the United States.

(Sec. 502) Requires the Secretary, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Defense, and the Director of National Intelligence to submit to Congress a research and development investment strategy for nuclear and radiological detection not later than one year after enactment.

Requires a joint annual report to Congress by the Director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office and the DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology on nuclear and radiological detection activities related to counterterrorism measures required under the Homeland Security Act of 2002.

Title VI: Commercial Mobile Service Alerts - Warning, Alert, and Response Network Act - (Sec. 602) Requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt technical requirements for commercial mobile service alerts.

(Sec. 603) Provides for the establishment of the Commercial Mobile Service Alert Advisory Committee. Requires the Advisory Committee to submit to the FCC recommendations to assist commercial mobile service providers in providing emergency alerts to their subscribers.

(Sec. 604) Requires the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology to establish a research, development, testing, and evaluation program to support the development of technologies to increase the number of commercial mobile service devices that can receive emergency alerts.

(Sec. 605) Requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to establish a grant program to provide for outdoor alerting technologies in remote communities to enable residents of such communities to receive emergency alerts.

(Sec. 606) Provides for additional funding for commercial mobile service alerts under this title from the Digital Transition and Public Safety Fund.

Directs the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to compensate broadcast station licensees for reasonable costs incurred in complying with requirements under this title.

Authorizes the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to borrow up to $106 million from the Treasury to implement commercial mobile service alerts under this title.

(Sec. 607) Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to: (1) define "essential service provider" as a municipal, nonprofit, or private,for profit entity that provides telecommunications service, electrical power, natural gas, water and sewer services, or any other essential service (as determined by the President): (2) increase community disaster loans; (3) increase the federal share of relocating a public building destroyed by a disaster; (4) expedite disaster relief payments for debris removal; and (5) require the head of a federal agency involved in disaster relief to formulate requirements for the use of local contractors for disaster relief services.

(Sec. 612) Assigns, as of April 1, 2007, responsibility for the radiological emergency preparedness program and the chemical stockpile emergency preparedness program to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

(Sec. 613) Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to revise the definition of "emergency response provider" to include governmental and nongovernmental agencies.

Title VII: Other Matters - (Sec. 701) Requires the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Transportation Security to submit to Congress a security plan for essential air service and small community airports.

(Sec. 702) Requires each state or local government that receives a DHS grant to report to the Secretary on all expenditures of grant funds.

(Sec. 703) Directs the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to implement certain recommendations of the Department of Transportation Inspector General relating to trucking security.

(Sec. 704) Authorizes appropriations for the Northern Border Air Wing Branch in Great Falls, Montana.

(Sec. 705) Allows foreign-flag vessels to be employed for the movement or transportation of anchors in the Beaufort Sea.

(Sec. 706) Establishes December 31, 2009, as the conveyance date for certain U.S. Coast Guard property in Portland, Maine.

(Sec. 707) Requires the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner to: (1) establish performance indicators relating to the seizure of methamphetamine and precursor chemicals; (2) study the movement of such drugs into the United States; and (3) submit to Congress a comprehensive summary of such study and describe how the U.S. Customs and Border Protection used such study to target shipments presenting a high risk for drug smuggling or circumvention of the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005.

(Sec. 708) Directs the Comptroller General to access and report to specified congressional committees on the status and implementation of the aircraft charter customer and lessee prescreening program and the use of such program by the general aviation charter and rental community.

(Sec. 709) Authorizes the President to carry out a program for the coordination of activities relating to the health and safety of individuals exposed to harmful substances during a disaster.

Requires the President to report on programs and studies relating to health and safety during a disaster.

Requires the Secretary, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to enter into a contract jointly with the National Academy of Sciences to study and report on disaster area health and environmental protection and monitoring. Requires such report to provide advice and recommendations on protecting the health and safety of individuals exposed to potentially harmful substances released during a disaster.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title VIII: Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement - Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 - (Sec. 802) Defines "bets and wagers" for purposes of this Act to include bets for contests, sporting events, games predominantly subject to chance, and lotteries. Excludes from such definition: (1) activities governed by securities laws: (2) transactions under the Commodity Exchange Act; (3) over-the-counter derivative instruments; (4) contracts of indemnity or guarantee; (5) any contract for insurance; (6) any deposit or other transaction with an insured depository institution; and (7) reward programs or games conducted by businesses for promotional purposes.

Declares that nothing in this Act may be construed to prohibit any activity allowed under the Interstate Horseracing Act, to preempt any state law prohibiting gambling, or to affect the application of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

Expresses the sense of Congress that this Act does not address the legality of certain horse racing activities under federal law.

Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit persons engaged in the business of betting or wagering from knowingly accepting credit, or the proceeds of credit, electronic fund transfers, checks, drafts, or similar financial instruments or the proceeds of any other financial transaction in connection with unlawful Internet gambling (this prohibition is defined by this Act as a "restricted transaction"). Imposes a fine and/or prison term of up to five years for violations.

Directs the Secretary of the Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to prescribe regulations to identify and block restricted transactions. Grants immunity from civil liability for blocking a restricted transaction or one which is reasonably believed to be a restricted transaction.

Grants U.S. district courts original and exclusive jurisdiction to prevent and restrain restricted transactions and to enter a permanent injunction against individuals convicted of accepting financial instruments for unlawful Internet gambling. Authorizes the Attorney General or any state attorney general to institute proceedings to prevent or restrain a restricted transaction.

(Sec. 803) Calls upon the U.S. government, in deliberations with foreign governments, to: (1) encourage cooperation by foreign governments in identifying whether Internet gambling operations are being used for money laundering, corruption, or other crimes; (2) advance policies that promote international cooperation in enforcing this Act; and (3) encourage the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering to study the extent to which Internet gambling operations are being used for money laundering purposes.

Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to report to Congress annually on deliberations between the United States and other countries on Internet gambling.