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H.R. 1598 (116th): U.S. Customs and Border Protection Rural and Remote Hiring and Retention Strategy Act of 2019

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To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue a strategy to improve hiring and retention of U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel in rural or remote areas, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Xochitl Torres Small

Sponsor. Representative for New Mexico's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 28, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Mar 7, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 13, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Torres Small Takes Bipartisan Steps to Address Rural Border Challenges
    — Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM2, 2019-2020] (Sponsor) on Mar 8, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1598 will add $1 million in new spending through 2024.


Mar 7, 2019

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Mar 13, 2019
Ordered Reported

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Mar 28, 2019
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. 1598 (116th) 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. 1598. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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