H.R. 1900 (111th): Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act

Apr 02, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sheila Jackson Lee
Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district
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Last Updated
Apr 02, 2009
16 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5256 (Related)
Southern Border Security Act of 2010

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 11, 2010


This bill was introduced on April 2, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 02, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 02, 2009
Full Title

To provide for emergency deployments of United States Border Patrol agents and to increase the number of DEA and ATF agents along the international border of the United States to increase resources to identify and eliminate illicit sources of firearms into Mexico for use by violent drug trafficking organizations and for other lawful activities and for other purposes.


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1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

House Homeland Security

Border and Maritime Security

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

Immigration and Border Security

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Library of Congress Summary

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Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General to provide to a state on a U.S. border up to 500 additional U.S. Border Patrol agents, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agents to patrol and defend the border, combat drug trafficking, and combat smuggling of firearms, explosives, alcohol, and tobacco if the state's governor declares an international border security emergency and requests such agents.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to:
(1) increase the number of U.S. Border Patrol helicopters and power boats;
(2) establish a fleet of motor vehicles appropriate for use by the Border Patrol;
(3) equip such motor vehicles with portable computers with access to law enforcement databases;
(4) augment existing radio communication systems in areas in which the Border Patrol operates; and
(5) provide Border Patrol agents with global positioning system devices, night vision equipment, high-quality body armor, reliable and effective weapons, and uniforms.
Establishes the ATF, DEA, and Border Patrol Task Force to monitor and report to Congress and the President on the trade and sale of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives along U.S. borders.
Authorizes the Attorney General to make border security grants to sheriffs' offices and police departments in counties within 25 miles of the southern U.S. border.

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