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H.R. 2203: Homeland Security Improvement Act

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To increase transparency, accountability, and community engagement within the Department of Homeland Security, provide independent oversight of border security activities, improve training for agents and officers of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Veronica Escobar

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 16th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2019
Length: 15 pages
Introduced
Apr 10, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 25, 2019

This bill passed in the House on September 25, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
76% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What legislators are saying

House of Representatives Passes Congresswoman Escobar’s Homeland Security Improvement Act
    — Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX16] (Sponsor) on Sep 25, 2019

Rep. Cisneros Votes in Support of the Homeland Security Improvement Act
    — Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 26, 2019

Bill Flores Discusses This Week in Washington
    — Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17] on Sep 27, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2203 will add $1.1 billion in new spending through 2029.

History

Apr 10, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 17, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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.

Jul 19, 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.

Sep 25, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2203 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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