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H.R. 4940: Border and Port Security Act

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To increase the number of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and support staff, to require reports that identify staffing, infrastructure, and equipment needed to enhance security at ports of entry, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Filemon Vela

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

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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2018
Length: 6 pages
Introduced:

Feb 6, 2018

Status:

Introduced on Feb 6, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 6, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Feb 6, 2018
 
Introduced

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Signed by the President

H.R. 4940 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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