06.02.11

Subcommittee Markup: H.R. 1299, H.R. 1922, and H.R. 915

June 2, 2011 1:00 PM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

The Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security met in open markup session on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. in 311 Cannon House Office Building to consider the following three measures:

H.R. 1299, (Mrs. Miller) The “Secure Border Act of 2011.” To achieve operational control of and improve security at the international land borders of the United States, and for other purposes. The bill was ordered reported to the Full Committee favorably, amended by voice vote.

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute offered by Mrs. Miller, was agreed to by voice vote

  • Amendment #1A: offered by Rep. Jackson Lee (TX), defeated by voice vote
  • Amendment #1B: offered by Rep. Jackson Lee (TX), defeated by a recorded vote of 4 to 7
  • Amendment #1C: offered by Rep. Jackson Lee (TX), defeated by a recorded vote of 4 to 7

H.R. 1922, (Mr. Quayle) To provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection with access to Federal lands to carry out certain security activities in the Southwest border region, and for other purposes.  The bill was ordered reported to the Full Committee favorably, without amendment, by voice vote.

H.R. 915, (Mr. Cuellar) To establish a Border Enforcement Security Task Force program to enhance border security by fostering coordinated efforts among Federal, State, and local border and law enforcement officials to protect United States border cities and communities from transnational crime, including violence associated with drug trafficking, arms smuggling, illegal alien trafficking and smuggling, violence, and kidnapping along and across the international borders of the United States, and for other purposes. The “Jaime Zapata Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act.” The bill was ordered reported to the Full Committee favorably, amended by voice vote.

An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute offered by Mr. Cuellar, The amendment was agreed to by voice vote.

[Summary of Subcommittee Actions and Roll Call Votes]

Opening Statements

Rep. Candice Miller (MI), Chairman

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