/  H.R. 3239—Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act

H.R. 3239 - Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act

Bill Text

  • Rules Committee Print 116-26 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 3239, as ordered reported by the Committee on the Judiciary.

  • Text of H.R. 3239 PDF XML

    (as reported)

  • H. Rept. 116-162 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary to accompany H.R. 3239

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 9-4 on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 509: 
Agreed to by record vote of 234-195, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 234-198, on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

MANAGERS: Torres/Burgess

1. Structured rule for H.R. 397.

2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided among and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor and the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-24 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

6. Makes in order the further amendment printed in Part A of the report, if offered by the member designated in the report, which shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in part A of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Structured rule for H.R. 3239.

10. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-26 modified by the amendment printed in Part B of the report, and provides that it shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

14. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part C of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part C of the report.

16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

17. Provides that House Resolution 507 is hereby adopted.

18. Provides that it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of July 25, 2019, or July 26, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules and that the Speaker or her designee shall consult with the Minority Leader or his designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section.

19. Section 5 of the rule provides that on any legislative day during the period from July 29, 2019, through September 6, 2019: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

20. Provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 5 of the resolution.

21. Provides that each day during the period addressed by section 5 of the resolution shall not constitute a calendar day for the purposes of section 7 of the War Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1546).

22. Provides that each day during the period addressed by section 5 of the resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule XIII (resolutions of inquiry).

23. Provides that each day during the period addressed by section 5 of this resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for the purposes of clause 7 of rule XV (Consensus Calendar).

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Kuster (NH)DemocratEnsures CBP staff assigned to short-term custodial facilities receive evidence-based sexual violence prevention training. Submitted
2Version 2Kuster (NH), Moore (WI), Cisneros (CA)DemocratRevised Directs DHS OIG to pay particular attention to whether CBP meets its own sexual violence prevention standards when inspecting ports of entry, border patrol stations, and detention facilities.Made in Order
3Version 1Kuster (NH), Moore (WI)DemocratIncreases to two years the duration for which video monitoring at detention facilities must be preserved to assist in investigations of misconduct. Submitted
4Version 1Trahan (MA)DemocratRequires that Congress be notified within 24 hours of a migrant dying while in U.S. custody. It also requires at least one relevant Committee hold a public hearing within a week of that notification so that officials are properly held accountable. Submitted
5Version 1Brown (MD)DemocratStates that, after 72-hours, an individual who is a member of a “vulnerable population” shall be released from any CBP detention facility and be placed in any alternatives to detention program. Submitted
6Version 1Kuster (NH), Moore (WI), Cisneros (CA)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Homeland Security make publicly available data about sexual abuse allegations every 3 months in order to improve transparency about sexual abuse at CBP facilities.Made in Order
7Version 1Moore (WI)DemocratStrengthens requirements in the bill for nutritious meals, ensures that chronic conditions are also screened for by health officials, makes available basic medications for common chronic conditions if needed, and requires greater steps to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Submitted
8Version 1Barragán (CA)DemocratRequires GAO to produce a report regarding Customs and Border Protection practices in detaining U.S. citizens in CBP facilities. Requests study of number of U.S. citizens detained, practices for identifying citizens, and description of trends in apprehensions of U.S. citizens at the border.Submitted
9Version 1Steube (FL)RepublicanStates that this Act will not go into effect until the VA confirms that medical care that meets the standards listed in this act for detainees is made available to every veteran seeking care at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.Submitted
10Version 1Steube (FL)RepublicanRequires the DHS Secretary to also report on the costs of implementation of this legislation when making a required report on plans for implementation under this legislation. It also delays the 6-month implementation requirement if Congress doesn't appropriate sufficient funds to carry out the requirements of this bill. Submitted
11Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratAffirms the Freedom of Information Act obligations for Customs and Border Protection regarding the retention of all records related to private entities contracting with agency to provide detention, housing, immigration processing or support of deportation proceedings, including contracts, and activities conducted pursuant to contracts.Submitted
12Version 1Nadler (NY)DemocratMANAGER’S AMENDMENT States that nothing in this Act may be construed to affect the obligation to fully comply with all applicable immigration laws. Clarifies the rules of construction to ensure the bill does not change current practices as it relates to hiring, background checks, and termination of employment for individuals convicted of certain crimes.Considered as Adopted