H.R.583 - Putting Our Resources Toward Security (PORTS) Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] (Introduced 02/06/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security; Ways and Means; Agriculture; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||02/25/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.583 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/06/2013)
Putting Our Resources Toward Security (PORTS) Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security, between FY2014-FY2018, to increase the number of full-time Customs and Border Protection officers, active-duty agriculture specialists, and active-duty 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 FY2012.
Authorizes appropriations to the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) for each of FY2014-FY2018 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.