H.R.5662 - Putting Our Resources Towards Security (PORTS) Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] (Introduced 03/31/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture; Homeland Security; Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||11/19/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture.|
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Summary: H.R.5662 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/31/2008)
Putting Our Resources Towards Security (PORTS) Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security, between fiscal years 2009 and 2013, to increase the number of full-time Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers, agriculture specialists, and border security support personnel for U.S. ports of entry by not fewer than 5,000, 1,200, and 350, respectively, above the number of such personnel for which funds were made available during FY2008.
Authorizes appropriations to the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) for each of FY2009-FY2013 to make improvements to existing U.S. ports of entry to improve border security and for other purposes. Directs the Administrator to give priority to ports determined to be in most need of repair in accordance with required infrastructure assessment studies.