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H.R. 2786 (114th): Cross-Border Rail Security Act of 2015

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###House Seeks Evaluation of U.S. Security Against Radiation Transport

The House has approved bill H.R. 2786 designed to protect the United States against high-risk rail shipments--specifically those involving radiation--entering and crossing the northern and southern borders. This Cross-Border Rail Security Act requires information from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on current radiation dangers and U.S. protection against them.

CBP already handles such detection with Radiation Portal Monitors, “a passive, non-invasive” method for screening various means of transport that might be conveying “nuclear and radiological materials.” Among the ...

Sponsor and status

Filemon Vela

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 34th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2015
Length: 3 pages

Jun 15, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 28, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.


Jun 15, 2015

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Jun 25, 2015
Ordered Reported

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Jul 28, 2015
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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Sep 28, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 2786 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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