Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 2213 - Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

June 6, 2017 4:12 PM

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Espaillat (NY)


Requires agents and officers of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protections to wear body cameras when such agents and officers are engaged in official operations.

Lujan Grisham (NM), Carbajal (CA), Torres (CA), Chu (CA), Gutierrez (IL), Grijalva (AZ), Schneider (IL)


REVISED Prohibits the bill from going into effect until 1) the CBP completes its evaluation and pilot program of the Test for Espionage, Sabotage, and Corruption (TES-C) which is then certified by the DHS Inspector General and reported to Congress and 2) the DHS Inspector General completes a risk assessment of the population that could receive waivers and certifies to Congress that providing waivers to these individuals would not endanger national security, undermine workforce integrity, or increase corruption in the agency.

Murphy, Stephanie (FL), Sinema (AZ)


Requires the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to provide an annual report to the congressional homeland security committees on whether any of the individuals hired without a polygraph examination pursuant to the narrow waiver authority granted in the underlying bill were subsequently terminated or subjected to other significant adverse employment action for violations of the standards of professional and ethical conduct applicable to CBP employees.

O'Rourke (TX), Pearce (NM)


Requires CBP Agents and Officers receive a minimum of 19 weeks training, along with 8 hours of continuing education annually to update officers and agents on new laws, court cases, and DHS policy changes that directly affect their job. Also requires CBP to coordinate with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in the development of training standards and curriculum.

Torres (CA)


Directs the Secretary to provide the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate information on corruption in U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the impact of such on trafficking in persons, arms, and drugs.

Torres (CA)


Directs the Secretary to implement the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s recommendation for the establishment of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection-wide method to receive, track, and respond to complaints.

Vargas (CA)


LATE REVISED States that the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection may waive the application polygraph requirement if the applicant has pledged to wear and use a body camera while on duty.

Welch (VT)


LATE Requires a GAO report on the effectiveness of waivers on overall recruitment and retainment of CBP employees and whether additional retention incentives are necessary to improve staffing shortages in rural areas.