About the bill
H.R. 6742 amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to ensure that appropriate officers and agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection are equipped with secure radios or other two-way communication devices, supported by system interoperability.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 18th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018
Length: 3 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 25, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“House Passes Four More Bipartisan Committee Bills, Totaling 109 Bills This Congress”
— Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 25, 2018
Sep 7, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Sep 13, 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.
Sep 25, 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.
Sep 25, 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.
H.R. 6742 (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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6742. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
How to cite this information.
We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:
GovTrack.us. (2021). H.R. 6742 — 115th Congress: Secure Border Communications Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr6742
“H.R. 6742 — 115th Congress: Secure Border Communications Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2018. January 16, 2021 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr6742>
Secure Border Communications Act, H.R. 6742, 115th Cong. (2018).
|title=H.R. 6742 (115th)
|accessdate=January 16, 2021
|author=115th Congress (2018)
|date=September 7, 2018
|quote=Secure Border Communications Act
Where is this information from?
GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.