H.R. 583 (113th): Putting Our Resources Toward Security (PORTS) Act


Feb 6, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 6, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Filemon Vela

Representative for Texas's 34th congressional district



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About the bill

Full Title

To enhance the safety of ports of entry in the United States, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/6/2013--Introduced.Putting Our Resources Toward Security (PORTS) Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security, between FY2014-FY2018, to increase the number of full-time Customs and Border Protection officers, active-duty agriculture specialists, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 6, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 583”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


15 cosponsors (15D) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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Primary Source

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