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MEDIA ADVISORY: Committee Markup for Legislation to Enhance Border Security, Counter Transnational Repression

April 5, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Committee on Homeland Security will conduct a full committee markup Wednesday, April 10, 2024, to consider H.R. 5302H.R. 7404H.R. 7443H.R. 7433H.R. 7439, and H.R. 7832.

These bipartisan pieces of legislation would rename an Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Marine Unit within Customs and Border Protection in honor of a fallen AMO agent, require annual reports on counter-illicit cross-border tunnel operations, require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deploy new, innovative, and advanced technologies to enhance border security, and help counter acts of transnational repression on U.S. soil. These measures reflect Republican commitments to secure the nation’s borders, while safeguarding American values of free speech and human rights in the face of foreign malign influence, and while upholding the rule of law and holding foreign adversaries like the Chinese Communist Party and the Iranian regime accountable.


Legislation to be considered includes:

  • H.R. 5302, The ‘‘Michel O. Maceda Memorial Act,” introduced by Rep. González-Colón
  • H.R. 7404, The “Subterranean Border Defense Act,” introduced by Rep. Crane
  • H.R. 7433, The “Law Enforcement Support and Transnational Repression Act,” an amendment in the nature of a substitute to be offered by Rep. D’Esposito
  • H.R. 7443, The “Countering Transnational Repression Act of 2024,” an amendment in the nature of a substitute to be offered by Rep. Pfluger
  • H.R. 7439,The “Strengthening State and Local Efforts to Counter Transnational Repression Act,” an amendment in the nature of a substitute to be offered by Rep. Magaziner
  • H.R. 7832, The “Emerging Innovative Border Technologies Act,” introduced by Rep. Correa

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 10:00 AM ET

Where: 310 Cannon House Office Building

Watch: The markup will be livestreamed here and will be open to the public and press. Press must be congressionally credentialed and should RSVP by 6:00 PM ET Tuesday, April 9, 2024.