Senate Bill 2107
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Protecting America's Food and Agriculture Act of 2019
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 116-122 on Mar 3, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 11, 2019
Latest Action
Mar 3, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2107
Congress
116
Policy Area
Agriculture and Food
Agriculture and Food
Primary focus of measure is agricultural practices; agricultural prices and marketing; agricultural education; food assistance or nutrition programs; food industry, supply, and safety; aquaculture; horticulture and plants. Measures concerning international trade in agricultural products may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Passed
October 24, 2019
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S6176-6177; text: CR S6177)
Summary

Protecting America's Food and Agriculture Act of 2019

This bill authorizes U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), every fiscal year, to hire, train, and assign 240 new agricultural specialists until the total number of specialists equals and sustains the requirements identified each year in the Agriculture Resource Allocation Model.

The CBP may also hire, train, and assign support staff to assist the specialists and specified levels of agricultural canine teams.

In calculating the number of specialists needed at each port of entry through the Agriculture Resource Allocation Model, the Office of Field Operations of the CBP must (1) rely on data collected regarding the inspections and other activities conducted at each such port of entry; and (2) consider volume from seasonal surges, other projected changes in commercial and passenger volumes, the most current commercial forecasts, and other relevant information.

Text (5)
October 28, 2019
October 24, 2019
September 10, 2019
Actions (20)
03/03/2020
Became Public Law No: 116-122.
03/03/2020
Signed by President.
02/20/2020
Presented to President.
02/10/2020
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/10/2020
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H983)
02/10/2020
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
02/10/2020
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2107.
02/10/2020
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H983-986)
02/10/2020
Ms. Torres Small (NM) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
11/14/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations.
10/28/2019
Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
10/28/2019
Received in the House.
10/28/2019
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
10/24/2019
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6176-6177; text: CR S6177)
10/24/2019
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S6176-6177; text: CR S6177)
09/10/2019
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 198.
09/10/2019
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson without amendment. With written report No. 116-94.
07/24/2019
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
07/11/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
07/11/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jul 12, 2019 4:42:11 AM
Updated
Apr 12, 2021 9:56:39 PM