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H.R. 3548 (115th): Border Security for America Act of 2017

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To make certain improvements to the security of the international borders of the United States, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Michael McCaul

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 23, 2018
Length: 114 pages
Introduced
Jul 28, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 4, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

77 Cosponsors (77 Republicans)

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What legislators are saying

Year in Review: Chairman McCaul Lauds Committees 2017 Achievements
    — Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10] (Sponsor) on Dec 23, 2017

Steps taken to secure Americans at home and abroad
    — Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 15, 2017

Six Dem Ranking Members to GOP Leaders: Allow Our Committees to Consider Border Wall Bill, Dont Jam it Through the House
    — Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA9] on Oct 13, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 3548 will add $17.6 billion in new spending through 2023.

History

Jul 28, 2017
 
Introduced

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Oct 4, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Jan 10, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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H.R. 3548 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3548. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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