H.R.583 - Putting Our Resources Toward Security (PORTS) Act

To enhance the safety of ports of entry in the United States, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To enhance the safety of ports of entry in the United States, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Putting Our Resources Toward Security (PORTS) Act as introduced.

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02/06/13
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Filemon Vela

D-TX

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Official Summary

Putting Our Resources Toward Security (PORTS) Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security, between FY2014-FY2018, to increase the number of full-time Customs and Border Protection officers, active-duty agriculture specialists, and active-duty border security support personnel for U.S.

Official Summary

Putting Our Resources Toward Security (PORTS) Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security, between FY2014-FY2018, to increase the number of full-time Customs and Border Protection officers, active-duty agriculture specialists, and active-duty border security support personnel for U.S. ports of entry by not fewer than 5,000, 1,200, and 350, respectively, above the number of such personnel for which funds were made available during FY2012. Authorizes appropriations to the Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA) for each of FY2014-FY2018 to make improvements to existing U.S. ports of entry to improve border security. Directs the Administrator to give priority to ports determined to be in most need of repair in accordance with required infrastructure assessment studies.

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