H.R. 878: United States Customs and Border Protection Authorization Act

To provide for the authorization of border, maritime, and transportation security responsibilities and functions in the Department of Homeland Security and the establishment of United States Customs and Border Protection, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.

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Feb 11, 2015


Referred to Committee on Feb 11, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 11, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Candice Miller

Representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2015
Length: 37 pages


Feb 11, 2015

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H.R. 878 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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