H.R.6439. Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program Authorization Act of 2018

United States Senate
Last action 13 days ago
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Summary

                    Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program Authorization Act of 2018 This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide statutory authority for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program (BITMAP). That program was established to address and reduce national security, border security, and terrorist threats before such threats reach the international border of the United States.  In carrying out BITMAP operations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement must: (1) coordinate foreign and U.S. officials to facilitate the sharing of biometric and biographic information of foreign nationals to identify and screen such nationals for terrorism and threats to national or border security; (2) provide capabilities, including training and equipment, to collect and compare biometric and biographic identification data of foreign nationals to protect against national security, border security, or terrorist threats and illegal entries; and (3) ensure that such data are incorporated into appropriate government databases. Before carrying out BITMAP operations in a foreign country, DHS must enter into an agreement with the government of such country that outlines such operations and must provide the congressional homeland security committees with a copy of the agreement.
                

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Actions

  • Senate Calendars: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 724.

    Wed, Dec 5th 2018
  • Senate Committee: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson with amendments. With written report No. 115-419.

    Wed, Dec 5th 2018
  • Senate Committee: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.

    Wed, Sep 26th 2018
  • Senate IntroReferral: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

    Wed, Sep 5th 2018
  • House Vote: Passed 272-119. Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program Authorization Act

    Tue, Sep 4th 2018
  • House Floor: Considered under suspension of the rules.

    Tue, Sep 4th 2018
  • House Floor: Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR S7806)

    Tue, Sep 4th 2018
  • House Floor: Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

    Tue, Sep 4th 2018
  • House Floor: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 272 - 119 (Roll no. 381).

    Tue, Sep 4th 2018
  • House Floor: Considered as unfinished business.

    Tue, Sep 4th 2018
  • House Floor: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 272 - 119 (Roll no. 381). (text: CR H7786-7787)

    Tue, Sep 4th 2018
  • House Floor: DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6439.

    Tue, Sep 4th 2018
  • House Floor: Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR S7786-7789)

    Tue, Sep 4th 2018
  • House Floor: Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

    Tue, Sep 4th 2018
  • House Floor: At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

    Tue, Sep 4th 2018
  • House Calendars: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 705.

    Tue, Aug 28th 2018
  • House Committee: Reported by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-909.

    Tue, Aug 28th 2018
  • House Committee: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.

    Tue, Jul 24th 2018
  • House Committee: Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.

    Tue, Jul 24th 2018
  • House IntroReferral: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

    Thu, Jul 19th 2018