H.R.1561 - Putting Our Resources Toward Security (PORTS) Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] (Introduced 04/14/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security; Ways and Means; Agriculture; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/11/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture . (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1561 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/14/2011)
Putting Our Resources Toward Security (PORTS) Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security, between FY2012-FY2016, 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 FY2010.
Authorizes appropriations to the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) for each of FY2012-FY2016 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.