About the bill
H.R. 5762 authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a Joint Task Force to better coordinate the interdiction of illicit fentanyl and other opioids entering the United States. Specifically, the legislation amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance the integration of the Department’s border security operations to “detect, interdict, disrupt, and prevent narcotics, such as fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, from entering the United States.” The legislation also authorizes the Department to engage the private sector in carrying out the mission of the Task ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2018
Length: 6 pages
May 10, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 19, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
May 10, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 6, 2018
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Jun 14, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security
A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.
Jun 19, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
H.R. 5762 (115th) 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 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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