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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Preclearance Authorization Act of 2014

Short Titles as Reported to House

Preclearance Authorization Act of 2014

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To establish the conditions under which the Secretary of Homeland Security may establish preclearance facilities, conduct preclearance operations, and provide customs services outside the United States, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date Actions Overview
07/08/2014Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H5842-5843)
07/03/2014Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
07/03/2014Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 113-511, Part I.
11/14/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (16)

Date Chamber All Actions
07/09/2014SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
07/08/2014-4:36pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5842-5843)
07/08/2014-4:16pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3488.
07/08/2014-4:15pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5842-5845)
07/08/2014-4:15pmHouseMr. Meehan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
07/03/2014HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 383.
07/03/2014HouseCommittee on Ways and Means discharged.
07/03/2014HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 113-511, Part I.
06/11/2014HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
06/11/2014HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
05/20/2014HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
05/20/2014HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
11/20/2013HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
11/14/2013HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.
11/14/2013HouseReferred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.
11/14/2013HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (154)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Broun, Paul C. [R-GA-10]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA-6]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Gerlach, Jim [R-PA-6]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Grimm, Michael G. [R-NY-11]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 11/14/2013
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7]* 11/14/2013
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2]* 11/14/2013
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 11/14/2013
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI-14]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Southerland, Steve II [R-FL-2]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-11]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-5]* 11/14/2013
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Radel, Trey [R-FL-19]* 11/14/2013
Rep. Graves, Tom [R-GA-14]* 11/14/2013
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 11/15/2013
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 11/15/2013
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 11/15/2013
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 11/19/2013
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 11/19/2013
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] 11/19/2013
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42] 11/19/2013
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 11/19/2013
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 11/19/2013
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2] 11/20/2013
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] 11/20/2013
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 11/20/2013
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 11/20/2013
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 11/20/2013
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 11/20/2013
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 11/20/2013
Rep. Hahn, Janice [D-CA-44] 11/20/2013
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-12] 11/20/2013
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6] 11/20/2013
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25] 11/21/2013
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 11/21/2013
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 11/21/2013
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 11/21/2013
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 11/21/2013
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 11/21/2013
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 11/21/2013
Rep. Griffin, Tim [R-AR-2] 11/21/2013
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 12/02/2013
Rep. Enyart, William L. [D-IL-12] 12/02/2013
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 12/02/2013
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 12/02/2013
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 12/02/2013
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 12/02/2013
Rep. Schock, Aaron [R-IL-18] 12/04/2013
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 12/04/2013
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 12/04/2013
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] 12/04/2013
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 12/04/2013
Rep. Hanna, Richard L. [R-NY-22] 12/04/2013
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 12/04/2013
Rep. Matheson, Jim [D-UT-4] 12/04/2013
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 12/05/2013
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 12/05/2013
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 12/05/2013
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17] 12/05/2013
Rep. Webster, Daniel [R-FL-10] 12/10/2013
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 12/10/2013
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] 12/10/2013
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 12/10/2013
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 12/10/2013
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1] 12/10/2013
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 12/10/2013
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 12/10/2013
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 12/10/2013
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 12/10/2013
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 12/12/2013
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 12/12/2013
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 12/12/2013
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 12/12/2013
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 12/12/2013
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4] 12/12/2013
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 01/07/2014
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 01/07/2014
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 01/07/2014
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 01/07/2014
Rep. Murphy, Patrick [D-FL-18] 01/07/2014
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 01/07/2014
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 01/07/2014
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 01/07/2014
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] 01/07/2014
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] 01/07/2014
Rep. Hastings, Doc [R-WA-4] 01/07/2014
Rep. Bentivolio, Kerry L. [R-MI-11] 01/14/2014
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 01/14/2014
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 01/14/2014
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 01/14/2014
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 01/16/2014
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 01/16/2014
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 01/16/2014
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9] 01/16/2014
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] 01/16/2014
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 02/04/2014
Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] 02/10/2014
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 02/10/2014
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] 02/10/2014
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 02/10/2014
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 02/10/2014
Rep. Garcia, Joe [D-FL-26] 02/10/2014
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 02/26/2014
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 05/30/2014
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 05/30/2014
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 05/30/2014
Rep. Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4] 05/30/2014

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Homeland Security11/14/2013 Referred to
06/11/2014 Markup by
07/03/2014 Reported by H. Rept. 113-511
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security11/20/2013 Referred to
05/20/2014 Markup by
05/20/2014 Reported by
House Ways and Means11/14/2013 Referred to
07/03/2014 Discharged from
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs07/09/2014 Referred to

No related bill information was received for H.R.3488.


Latest Summary (3)

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Shown Here:
Passed House amended (07/08/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on July 3, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Preclearance Authorization Act of 2014 - (Sec. 3) Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance operations in a foreign country to:

  • prevent terrorists, instruments of terrorism, and other security threats from entering the United States;
  • prevent inadmissible persons from entering the United States;
  • ensure merchandise destined for the United States complies with applicable U.S. customs laws; and
  • ensure the prompt processing of persons eligible to travel to the United States.

(Sec. 4) Requires the Secretary to: (1) notify Congress not later than 180 days before entering into an agreement with a foreign country to establish CBP preclearance operations there, and (2) make certain certifications to Congress not later than 90 days before entering into an agreement to establish CBP preclearance operations at an airport in a foreign country.

Directs the CBP Commissioner to:

  • measure monthly the average customs processing time to enter the 25 U.S. airports with the highest volume of international travel;
  • quarterly assess whether the average customs processing time for those airports significantly exceeds the average customs processing time to enter the United States through a preclearance operation; and
  • provide Congress with a remediation plan for reducing that time in the event of an affirmative assessment.

(Sec. 5) Directs the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), before commencement of CBP preclearance operations at an airport in a foreign country, to enter into an agreement requiring the country to adopt aviation security screening standards comparable to those of the United States.

Directs the Administrator to require TSA rescreening in the United States of passengers and their property before they may deplane into sterile areas of U.S. airports if they have come from an airport in a foreign country that has failed to maintain security standards and protocols according to such an agreement.

Requires TSA rescreening also, before being permitted to board a domestic flight in the United States, of any passenger on a flight originating from a foreign airport with preclearance operations who is a selectee based on a check against a terrorist watch list.

(Sec. 6) Prohibits the Secretary from entering into or renewing an agreement with a foreign country to establish or maintain CBP preclearance operations at an airport in that country unless it certifies that it:

  • routinely submits information about lost and stolen passports of its citizens and nationals to INTERPOL's Stolen and Lost Travel Document database, or
  • makes such information available to the United States through another comparable means of reporting.