About the bill
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
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 34th congressional district. Democrat.
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.
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H.R. 2786 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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