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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

More Border Patrol Agents Now Act of 2006

Short Titles as Introduced

More Border Patrol Agents Now Act of 2006

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To recruit and retain Border Patrol agents.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
09/26/2006Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H7437)
09/25/2006Introduced in House

All Actions (12)

Date Chamber
11/13/2006SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
09/27/2006SenateReceived in the Senate.
09/26/2006-7:19pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/26/2006-7:19pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7437)
09/26/2006-7:01pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6160.
09/26/2006-7:01pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7437-7440)
09/26/2006-7:01pmHouseMr. Rogers (AL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
09/26/2006HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
09/25/2006HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Government Reform, 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.
09/25/2006HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Government Reform, 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.
09/25/2006HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Government Reform, 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.
09/25/2006HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (4)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49]* 09/25/2006
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11]* 09/25/2006
Rep. Harris, Katherine [R-FL-13]* 09/25/2006
Rep. Miller, Gary G. [R-CA-42]* 09/25/2006

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Homeland Security09/25/2006 Referred to
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity09/26/2006 Referred to
House Government Reform09/25/2006 Referred to
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs11/13/2006 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (09/26/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

More Border Patrol Agents Now Act of 2006 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit to the House Committees on Homeland Security and Government Reform and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs a plan to determine how the Border Patrol can better recruit and retain agents with the appropriate skills and training.

Requires such plan to include: (1) recruitment and retention strategies; and (2) assessments of the impact of pay levels and duty station transfer opportunities upon recruitment and retention.

Amends federal law to authorize the Secretary (for five years) to pay a: (1) bonus to an individual to recruit Border Patrol agents; and (2) retention bonus to Border Patrol agents.

States that such bonuses shall: (1) not exceed 25% of the annual rate of basic pay of the position involved; (2) be paid in a lump-sum and not be considered part of basic pay; and (3) be contingent upon the individual entering into a written service agreement with the Border Patrol.

Authorizes the Secretary (for five years) to appoint annuitants to Border Patrol positions. Excludes such positions from specified offsets. Prohibits appointments that would displace any Border Patrol employee.