H.R. 915 (112th): Jaime Zapata Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act


Mar 3, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 7, 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 7, 2012.


Pub.L. 112-205


Henry Cuellar

Representative for Texas's 28th congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2012
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To establish a Border Enforcement Security Task Force program to enhance border security by fostering coordinated efforts among Federal, State, and local border and law enforcement officials to protect United States border cities and communities from trans-national crime, including violence associated with drug trafficking, arms smuggling, illegal alien trafficking and smuggling, violence, and kidnapping along and across the international borders of the United States, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Jaime Zapata Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the Border Enforcement Security Task ... Read more >


Mar 3, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 21, 2011
Reported by Committee

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May 30, 2012
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Aug 28, 2012
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Sep 22, 2012
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 23, 2012
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Nov 27, 2012
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 7, 2012
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 915”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (2R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
May 30, 2012 7:14 p.m.
Passed 391/2
On motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment
Nov 27, 2012 7:03 p.m.
Passed 397/4

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