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H.R. 6439 (115th): Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program Authorization Act of 2018

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

BITMAP is an HSI-led initiative that fills biometric databases with data collected from special interest aliens, violent criminals, fugitives, and known or suspected terrorists encountered within illicit pathways. BITMAP was established to equip international partner-country law enforcement officers to collect and share biometric and biographic data on special interest individuals and to identify potential threat actors transiting through participating countries. BITMAP further provides infrastructure and capability for host governments to collect biometric data on individuals they encounter transiting through illicit pathways. The information collected under the auspices of BITMAP is ...

Sponsor and status

Michael McCaul

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

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Last Updated: Dec 5, 2018
Length: 10 pages
Introduced:

Jul 19, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 4, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

History

Jul 19, 2018
 
Introduced

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Jul 24, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Aug 28, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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Sep 4, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Sep 26, 2018
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Dec 5, 2018
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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.

H.R. 6439 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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