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H.R. 5273: Securing America’s Ports Act

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To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop a plan to increase to 100 percent the rates of scanning of commercial and passenger vehicles entering the United States at land ports of entry along the border using large-scale non-intrusive inspection systems to enhance border security, 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: Sep 9, 2020
Length: 16 pages
Introduced
Nov 26, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 10, 2020

This bill passed in the House on February 10, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Torres Small Announces Border Security Technology Investment at Santa Teresa Port of Entry
    — Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM2] (Sponsor) on Jul 24, 2020

My Votes – Week of February 10th
    — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5] on Feb 14, 2020

the daily leader: monday, february 10, 2020
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Feb 9, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 5273 will add $7 million in new spending through 2025.

History

Nov 26, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jan 29, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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Feb 6, 2020
 
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.

Feb 10, 2020
 
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.

Mar 11, 2020
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Sep 9, 2020
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 5273 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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