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Titles (4)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Secure Border Communications Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

Secure Border Communications Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Secure Border Communications Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to ensure that appropriate officers and agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection are equipped with secure radios or other two-way communication devices, supported by system interoperability, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
09/25/2018Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8752)
09/25/2018Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
09/25/2018Reported by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-963, Part I.
09/07/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (15)

Date Chamber
09/26/2018SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
09/25/2018-2:52pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/25/2018-2:52pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8752)
09/25/2018-2:44pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6742.
09/25/2018-2:44pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8752-8753)
09/25/2018-2:44pmHouseMr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
09/25/2018HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 751.
09/25/2018HouseCommittee on Ways and Means discharged.
09/25/2018HouseReported by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-963, Part I.
09/13/2018HouseOrdered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.
09/13/2018HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
09/07/2018HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
09/07/2018HouseReferred 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.
09/07/2018HouseReferred 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.
09/07/2018HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (1)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]* 09/07/2018

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Homeland Security09/07/2018 Referred to
09/13/2018 Markup by
09/25/2018 Reported by H. Rept. 115-963
House Ways and Means09/07/2018 Referred to
09/25/2018 Discharged from
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade09/07/2018 Referred to
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs09/26/2018 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (09/25/2018)

Secure Border Communications Act

(Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ensure that each U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer or agent is equipped with a secure radio or other two-way communication device, supported by system interoperability, that permits communication: (1) between ports of entry and inspection stations; and (2) with other federal, state, tribal, and local law enforcement entities.

DHS shall: (1) ensure that U.S. Border Patrol agents in remote mission critical locations and at border checkpoints have multi- or dual-band encrypted portable radios, and (2) acquire radios or other devices with the option to connect to commercial mobile broadband networks for deployment in areas where such networks enhance operations and are cost effective.

DHS may evaluate new or emerging communications technologies to determine their suitability for border security operations.