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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

2009-H1867 on Apr 2, 2009

Bill Sponsorship: Border Violence Prevention Act
Source: HR.1867
    To authorize additional resources for the Department of Homeland Security to enhance security activities along the international border with Mexico. Expand border security operations along the southwest border, including the southbound inspection and investigation of vehicles, to reduce the potential for border violence; enhance border security; and prevent the illicit flow of arms and bulk cash across such southwest border; by appropriating $70,000,000 to:
  1. increase southbound border security infrastructure and inspection capabilities at ports of entry located on the southwest border between the US and Mexico;
  2. acquire and deploy at least two x-ray mobile inspection units to such southwest border;
  3. acquire and deploy at least ten dual detection canine teams to such southwest border;
  4. equip with license plate readers the outbound lanes at ports of entry located on such southwest border;
  5. acquire and equip US Customs and Border Protection personnel with body armor;
  6. take any other related actions to expand border security operations on such southwest border.
  7. hire and deploy at least 100 additional US Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel to be assigned to Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST) units involved in efforts to reduce southwest border violence over the number of such personnel so assigned as of the date of the enactment of this Act;
  8. improve existing Border Enforcement Security Taskforce facilities and acquire new space for Border Enforcement Security Taskforce units along such southwest border locations; and
  9. increase resources and personnel for Operation Armas Cruzadas over the resources obligated and personnel so assigned as of the date of the enactment of this Act


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Question 12: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Immigration
  • Headline: Expand border security on Mexican border (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill to expand border security on Mexican border (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 4.
  • Headline: Expand border security on Mexican border (Answer: D)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill to expand border security on Mexican border (Answer: D)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 4 on Immigration: When you think about illegal immigration, which of the following solutions come closest to your opinion?
    • A: All illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US legally
    • B: Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US, with some exceptions
    • C: Most illegal immigrants should be deported, with some exceptions
    • D: All illegal immigrants should be deported
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2009-H1867

Henry Cuellar s1sTexas Democrat 
Gabby Giffords s1sArizona Democrat (Resigned 2012) 
Ann Kirkpatrick s2pArizona Democrat 
Nita Lowey s1sNew York Democrat 
Harry Teague s1sNew Mexico Democrat (until 2010) 
Bennie Thompson s1sMississippi Democrat 
Dina Titus s1sNevada Democrat 
Paul Tonko s1sNew York Democrat 



Republicans participating in 2009-H1867



Independents participating in 2009-H1867



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 8
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0


















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