H.R. 72 (113th): Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2013


Jan 3, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 3, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Sheila Jackson Lee

Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2013
Length: 16 pages

About the bill

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.

Summary (CRS)

1/3/2013--Introduced.Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Attorney General to provide to a state on ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 3, 2013

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 72”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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

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