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H.R. 1732: FASTER Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 13, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1732

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 13, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to specify that the waiver authority under such Act includes the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973 for purpose of construction of physical barriers along border, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Furthering American Security by Tempering Environmental Regulations Act or the FASTER Act.

2.

Waiver authority to include the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and Endangered Species Act of 1973 for purpose of construction of physical barriers along border

Paragraph (1) of section 102(c) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1103 note) is amended by inserting , including the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), after waive all legal requirements.