H.R. 2213: Border Communities Economic Security and Sustainability Act of 2013

May 24, 2013
Referred to Committee on May 24, 2013
35% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 24, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

May 24, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
Michael McCaul
Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district
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Last Updated
May 24, 2013
2 pages
Full Title

To incorporate into the design and construction of reconfigured and new ports of entry certain concerns relating to border location-dependent businesses, and for other purposes.


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87% chance of getting past committee.
35% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

10 cosponsors (7D, 3R) (show)

House Homeland Security

Border and Maritime Security

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

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Border Communities Economic Security and Sustainability Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) to coordinate to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to accommodate preexisting and border location-dependent businesses into the design and construction of reconfigured and new ports of entry.

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