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H.R. 6439: Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program Authorization Act of 2018

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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 ...

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Michael McCaul

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

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Last Updated: Sep 5, 2018
Length: 6 pages
Introduced:

Jul 19, 2018

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 4, 2018

This bill passed in the House on September 4, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

25% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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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Aug 31, 2018
 
On House Schedule

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Sep 4, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

H.R. 6439 is 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.

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