H.R.1655 - Putting Our Resources Towards Security (PORTS) Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] (Introduced 03/19/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security; Ways and Means; Agriculture; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||04/23/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1655 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/19/2009)
Putting Our Resources Towards Security (PORTS) Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security, between FY2010-FY2014, to increase the number of full-time Customs and Border Protection 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 FY2009.
Authorizes appropriations to the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) for each of FY2010-FY2014 to make improvements to existing U.S. ports of entry to improve border security. Directs the Administrator to give priority to ports determined to be in most need of repair in accordance with required infrastructure assessment studies.