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.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 16th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2019
Length: 15 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 25, 2019 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
28 Cosponsors (28 Democrats)
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, 2019-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 26, 2019
What stakeholders are saying
Apr 10, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 17, 2019
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.
May 28, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3557.
H.R. 2203 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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