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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Defense to assign members of the regular or reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, under certain circumstances and subject to certain conditions, to assist the Department of Homeland Security in the performance of border protection functions.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
02/08/2007Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
03/13/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
03/05/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
02/08/2007Referred to House Homeland Security
Action By: House of Representatives
02/08/2007Referred to House Armed Services
Action By: House of Representatives
02/08/2007Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/08/2007Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Armed Services02/08/2007 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities03/13/2007 Referred to
House Homeland Security02/08/2007 Referred to
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism03/05/2007 Referred to

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Subjects (22)

  • Border patrols
  • Customs administration
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug law enforcement
  • Drug traffic
  • Federal-local relations
  • Federal-state relations
  • Government paperwork
  • Illegal aliens
  • Military civic action
  • Military personnel
  • Military training
  • Smuggling
  • Terrorism
  • Weapons of mass destruction

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (02/08/2007)

Authorizes the Secretary of Defense, upon request of the Secretary of Homeland Security, to assign regular and reserve members of the Armed Forces to assist the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the Department of Homeland Security in: (1) preventing the entry of terrorists, drug traffickers, and illegal aliens into the United States; and (2) the inspection of cargo, vehicles, and aircraft at U.S. points of entry to prevent the entry of weapons of mass destruction and their components, prohibited narcotics or drugs, or other terrorist or drug trafficking items. Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to certify that such request is necessary to respond to a threat to national security.

Requires the Secretaries to establish a training program that must be completed by military personnel serving in such capacity. Requires any member so serving to be accompanied by a civilian law enforcement officer from the agency concerned.

Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish ongoing joint task forces to respond to threats to national security posed by the entry of terrorists, drug traffickers, or illegal aliens.

Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to notify the governor and local governments of the state involved of the deployment of such members and the types of tasks to be performed.