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Public Law No: 115-81 (11/02/2017)

 
[115th Congress Public Law 81]
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Public Law 115-81
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To designate the checkpoint of the United States Border Patrol located 
  on United States Highway 77 North in Sarita, Texas, as the ``Javier 
   Vega, Jr. Border Patrol Checkpoint''. <<NOTE: Nov. 2, 2017 -  [S. 
                                1617]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Javier Vega, Jr. 
Memorial Act of 2017.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Javier Vega, Jr. Memorial Act of 
2017''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:
            (1) A native of La Feria, Texas, Border Patrol Agent Javier 
        Vega, Jr., served his country first a member of the United 
        States Marines Corps and then proudly as a border patrol agent 
        in the canine division with his dog, Goldie.
            (2) Agent Vega was assigned to the Kingsville, Texas, Border 
        Patrol Station as a canine handler and worked primarily at the 
        Sarita Border Patrol Checkpoint.
            (3) On August 3, 2014, Agent Vega was on a fishing trip with 
        his family near Raymondville, Texas, when 2 criminal aliens 
        attempted to rob and attack them.
            (4) Agent Vega was shot and killed while attempting to 
        subdue the assailants and protecting his family.
            (5) Agent Vega is survived by his wife, parents, 3 sons, 
        brother, sister-in-law, niece, and dog, Goldie.
SEC. 3. DESIGNATION.

    The checkpoint of the United States Border Patrol located on United 
States Highway 77 North in Sarita, Texas, shall be known and designated 
as the ``Javier Vega, Jr. Border Patrol Checkpoint''.
SEC. 4. REFERENCES.

    Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other 
record of the United States to the checkpoint described

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in section 3 shall be deemed to be a reference to the ``Javier Vega, Jr. 
Border Patrol Checkpoint''.

    Approved November 2, 2017.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1617:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 163 (2017):
            Aug. 3, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 10, considered and passed Senate.

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