Senate Passes $600 Million Emergency Border Security Bill

On 8/5/10, with hours left before the beginning on the August recess, the Senate passed a $600 million emergency spending bill aimed at increasing border security. The bill, titled the Emergency Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010, was passed by a voice vote.

Senator Schumer (D-NY), along with several Democratic colleagues, introduced the Border Security Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010 (S.3721) and used it as a substitute amendment to H.R. 5875, a bill passed by the House of Representatives on 7/28/10. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano released a statement urging the House of Representatives to pass the bill.

On 8/9/10, the bill was reintroduced in the House with a new bill number (H.R. 6080).

For more information, read the full text of the bill or read AILA's section-by-section summary.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 10080668.