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H.R. 2802: American Border Rescue Plan Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 22, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2802

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 22, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Babin, Mr. McCaul, Mr. Van Drew, Mr. Gooden of Texas, Mr. Jackson, Mr. Guest, Mr. Meijer, Mr. Garbarino, Mr. Arrington, Ms. Van Duyne, and Mr. Gimenez) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

A BILL

To allow amounts made available under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund and the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund to be made available to eligible law enforcement agencies for border security, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the American Border Rescue Plan Act.

2.

Coronavirus relief funds for border security

(a)

In general

Amounts made available by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Public Law 117–2) for the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund and the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund may also be made available to eligible law enforcement agencies for the purposes described in subsection (b).

(b)

Purposes

The purposes in this subsection are the following:

(1)

Equipment, including maintenance and sustainment costs for enhanced border law enforcement activities.

(2)

Personnel, including overtime and backfill for law enforcement personnel or non-law enforcement personnel who support enhanced border law enforcement activities.

(3)

Allowable and approved personnel costs, including salaries, fringe benefits, overtime and backfill for dedicated intelligence analysts supporting Operation Stonegarden operations in support of enhanced border law enforcement activities.

(4)

Any activity permitted for Operation Stonegarden under—

(A)

the Department of Homeland Security’s most recent Homeland Security Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity; or

(B)

the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Preparedness Grants Manual.

(5)

Any other appropriate activity, as determined by the Secretary.

(c)

Eligible law enforcement agencies defined

The term eligible law enforcement agencies means a law enforcement agency that is—

(1)

located in—

(A)

a State bordering Canada or Mexico; or

(B)

a State or territory with an international maritime border; and

(2)

is involved in an active, ongoing, U.S. Customs and Border Protection operation coordinated through a sector office.