New Cosponsor — Feb 14, 2013
New Cosponsor: Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53]
The bill now has 15 cosponsors (15 Democrats).
Feb 6, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015
This bill was introduced on February 6, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Texas's 34th congressional district
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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2013
Length: 3 pages
To enhance the safety of ports of entry in the United States, and for other purposes.
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 >
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 583 — 113th Congress: Putting Our Resources Toward Security (PORTS) Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr583
“H.R. 583 — 113th Congress: Putting Our Resources Toward Security (PORTS) Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2013. December 1, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr583>
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