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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Reported to House

Border Security for America Act of 2017

Short Titles as Reported to House for portions of this bill
  • Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017.

Short Titles as Introduced

Border Security for America Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To make certain improvements to the security of the international borders of the United States, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (9)

Date
03/23/2018Committee on Armed Services discharged.
01/10/2018Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
01/10/2018Committee on Transportation discharged.
01/10/2018Committee on Oversight and Government discharged.
01/10/2018Committee on Agriculture discharged.
01/10/2018Committee on Natural Resources discharged.
01/10/2018Committee on Foreign Affairs discharged.
01/10/2018Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-505, Part I.
07/28/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (30)

Date
03/23/2018Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 471.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/23/2018Committee on Armed Services discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/10/2018House Committee on Armed Services Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than March 23, 2018.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/10/2018Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/10/2018Committee on Transportation discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/10/2018Committee on Oversight and Government discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/10/2018Committee on Agriculture discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/10/2018Committee on Natural Resources discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/10/2018Committee on Foreign Affairs discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/10/2018Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-505, Part I.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
10/04/2017Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 18 - 12.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
10/04/2017Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
10/04/2017Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security Discharged.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
08/29/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
08/15/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
07/31/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
07/31/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
07/31/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
07/31/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
07/31/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
07/31/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
07/28/2017Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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
07/28/2017Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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
07/28/2017Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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
07/28/2017Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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
07/28/2017Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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
07/28/2017Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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
07/28/2017Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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
07/28/2017Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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
07/28/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (77)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42]* 07/28/2017
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2]* 07/28/2017
Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Estes, Ron [R-KS-4]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Bergman, Jack [R-MI-1]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11]* 07/28/2017
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 09/01/2017
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] 09/01/2017
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 09/01/2017
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 09/01/2017
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] 09/01/2017
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 09/01/2017
Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] 09/01/2017
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 09/01/2017
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 09/08/2017
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] 09/08/2017
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1] 09/25/2017
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 09/25/2017
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 09/25/2017
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 09/25/2017
Rep. Garrett, Thomas A., Jr. [R-VA-5] 09/25/2017
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] 09/26/2017
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4] 09/26/2017
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 10/02/2017
Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] 10/02/2017
Rep. Rutherford, John H. [R-FL-4] 10/03/2017
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] 10/03/2017
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] 10/03/2017
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 10/03/2017
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 10/03/2017
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 10/04/2017
Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] 10/04/2017
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 10/12/2017
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 10/12/2017
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 10/12/2017
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 10/12/2017
Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3] 10/12/2017
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] 10/25/2017
Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19] 11/01/2017

Committees (8)

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 Reports
House Homeland Security07/28/2017 Referred to
10/04/2017 Markup by
01/10/2018 Reported by H. Rept. 115-505
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security08/29/2017 Referred to
10/04/2017 Discharged from
House Armed Services07/28/2017 Referred to
03/23/2018 Discharged from
House Foreign Affairs07/28/2017 Referred to
01/10/2018 Discharged from
House Natural Resources07/28/2017 Referred to
01/10/2018 Discharged from
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands08/15/2017 Referred to
House Agriculture07/28/2017 Referred to
01/10/2018 Discharged from
House Transportation and Infrastructure07/28/2017 Referred to
01/10/2018 Discharged from
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation07/31/2017 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation07/31/2017 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management07/31/2017 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit07/31/2017 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials07/31/2017 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment07/31/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means07/28/2017 Referred to
01/10/2018 Discharged from
House Oversight and Government Reform07/28/2017 Referred to
01/10/2018 Discharged from

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Subjects (63)


Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (07/28/2017)

Border Security for America Act of 2017

This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) construct and operate infrastructure and technology to deter and detect illegal border activity in high traffic areas, (2) deploy the most practical and effective technology to achieve situational awareness and operational control of the border, (3) deploy additional capabilities to specified border sectors or regions, (4) submit a plan for evaluating and using independent verification and validation resources for border security technology, (5) establish a National Border Security Advisory Committee, (6) submit a southern border threat analysis, (7) implement the Border Security Deployment Program, (8) establish a biometric exit data system, and (9) begin eradicating the carrizo cane plant and any salt cedar along the Rio Grande River.

The bill provides for: (1) U.S. Border Patrol personnel increases and infrastructure improvements, including forward base upgrades along the southern border; and (2) National Guard and Department of Defense border assistance.

The bill: (1) prohibits federal agency restrictions on U.S. Customs and Border Protection activities on federal land within 100 miles of the border, (2) requires increases in immigration and law enforcement personnel and agricultural specialists, (3) authorizes appropriations for specified immigration purposes, and (4) requires electronic passport screening and biometric matching at airports of entry.

The Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 is amended to provide for hiring flexibility.

Operation Stonegarden is established as a DHS program to provide border security grants.

This bill authorizes DHS to construct new ports of entry along the northern and southern borders.