About the bill
H.R. 5896 adjusts aspects of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act related to Border Patrol staffing analyses, advanced training compensation credit, travel compensatory time, the retirement control period, leave without pay, and alternative work schedules.
In 2014, the Border Patrol Pay Act was passed in Congress, designed to modernize and streamline the overtime pay structure for these Agents, giving them more stability in the amount of their paychecks every pay period. Due to a difference in interpretation by the Department of Homeland Security in implementation of the new pay system, some border patrol agents would have been forced to pay back overtime earned or not receive wages for overtime worked while the new system was put in place.
In 2015, Congress passed a law amending the Border Patrol Pay …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 23rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 27, 2018
Length: 17 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 26, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
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6 Cosponsors (5 Democrats, 1 Republican)
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May 21, 2018
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May 23, 2018
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Sep 25, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
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Sep 26, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)
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Feb 27, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1392 (116th).
H.R. 5896 (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. 5896. 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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