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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

American Border Act

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2018
  • Transnational Criminal Organization Illicit Spotter Prevention and Elimination Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for border security, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/18/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (21)

Date All Actions
09/19/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
08/01/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
07/26/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
07/25/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
Action By: Committee on Natural Resources
07/19/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
07/19/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
07/19/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
07/19/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
07/19/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
07/19/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
07/18/2018Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, Oversight and Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Armed Services, Natural Resources, the Budget, and 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/18/2018Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, Oversight and Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Armed Services, Natural Resources, the Budget, and 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/18/2018Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, Oversight and Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Armed Services, Natural Resources, the Budget, and 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/18/2018Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, Oversight and Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Armed Services, Natural Resources, the Budget, and 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/18/2018Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, Oversight and Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Armed Services, Natural Resources, the Budget, and 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/18/2018Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, Oversight and Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Armed Services, Natural Resources, the Budget, and 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/18/2018Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, Oversight and Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Armed Services, Natural Resources, the Budget, and 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/18/2018Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, Oversight and Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Armed Services, Natural Resources, the Budget, and 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/18/2018Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, Oversight and Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Armed Services, Natural Resources, the Budget, and 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/18/2018Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, Oversight and Government Reform, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Armed Services, Natural Resources, the Budget, and 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/18/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.


Committees (10)

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 Security07/18/2018 Referred to
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security08/01/2018 Referred to
House Judiciary07/18/2018 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security09/19/2018 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure07/18/2018 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation07/19/2018 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation07/19/2018 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management07/19/2018 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit07/19/2018 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment07/19/2018 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform07/18/2018 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs07/18/2018 Referred to
House Agriculture07/18/2018 Referred to
House Armed Services07/18/2018 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel07/19/2018 Referred to
House Natural Resources07/18/2018 Referred to
House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands07/25/2018 Referred to
House Budget07/18/2018 Referred to
House Ways and Means07/18/2018 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade07/26/2018 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (07/18/2018)

American Border Act

This bill modifies various provisions related to border security, including by:

  • directing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to achieve situational awareness and operational control of the southern border,
  • requiring U.S. Customs and Border Protection to carry out a certain minimum number of flight hours in patrol of the southern border,
  • directing DHS to deploy certain infrastructure along specified sectors of the southern border,
  • authorizing DHS to request U.S. National Guard support to secure the southern border, and
  • establishing within DHS the Integrated Border Enforcement Team to work with Canada on border security.