H.R. 2672 (109th): North American Cooperative Security Act

May 26, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Katherine Harris
Representative for Florida's 13th congressional district
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May 26, 2005
24 pages
Related Bills
S. 853 (Related)
North American Cooperative Security Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 20, 2005


This bill was introduced on May 26, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 26, 2005
Referred to Committee May 26, 2005
Full Title

To direct the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a program to enhance the mutual security and safety of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and for other purposes.


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2 cosponsors (2R) (show)

House Armed Services

House Foreign Affairs

House Homeland Security

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North American Cooperative Security Act - Directs the Secretary of State to provide a framework for enhanced security management, communication, and coordination among the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Directs the Secretary to report to the appropriate congressional committees every six months regarding:
(1) security, cargo security, and the movement of goods;
(2) border infrastructure and wait times;
(3) security clearances and document integrity;
(4) immigration and visa management;
(5) visa policy coordination and immigration security;
(6) North American visitor overstay program;
(7) terrorist watch lists;
(8) money laundering, income tax evasion, currency smuggling, and alien smuggling;
(9) counterterrorism programs;
(10) law enforcement cooperation;
(11) biosecurity cooperation;
(12) protection against nuclear and radiological threats;
(13) emergency management cooperation;
(14) cooperative energy policy; and
(15) feasibility of a common external tariff and development assistance with Mexico.
Authorizes the Secretary, in coordination with the Secretary of Homeland Security, to negotiate border-related information sharing agreements with Mexico.
Directs the Secretary, in coordination with the Secretary of Homeland Security, to establish a program to:
(1) improve Mexico's southern border security, including U.S., Canadian, and Mexican financial and technical assistance to Belize and Guatemala to help secure their borders;
(2) establish a database to track Central American gangs;
(3) examine the feasibility of an agreement with Panama and other Central American countries regarding the aerial interdiction program that in similar contexts is commonly referred to as Airbridge Denial; and
(4) negotiate with other countries to accept the International Civil Aviation Organization Annex 9 one-time travel document in lieu of official travel documents if an inadmissible alien has not presented official travel documents or has presented fraudulent ones, and facilitate the removal and repatriation of inadmissible aliens from the United States, with a focus on criminal aliens who are dangerous or potential terrorists.
Directs the Secretary of Defense to examine the feasibility of strengthening institutions for consultations on intelligence sharing and defense and border issues among the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

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