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HR 6061 - Secure Fence Act of 2006 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Ben Cardin voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 109-367 -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (80-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Secure Fence Act of 2006

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the construction of an additional 700 miles of double-layered fencing between the U.S and Mexico and grants the Secretary of Homeland Security authority to take necessary steps to stop unlawful entry of immigrants into the U.S.

Highlights:
  • Calls for the use of a systematic surveillance system of personnel, aerial and ground-based sensors, cameras and other technology to monitor all U.S. international borders (Sec. 2).
  • Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a study on the feasibility of implementing an increased security system along the northern boarder (Sec. 4).
  • Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security review the technology and training procedures of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and make updates as necessary (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (283-138) - (Key vote)

Title: Secure Fence Act of 2006

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the construction of an additional 700 miles of double-layered fencing between the U.S and Mexico and grants the Secretary of Homeland Security authority to take necessary steps to stop unlawful entry of immigrants into the U.S.

Highlights:
  • Calls for the use of a systematic surveillance system of personnel, aerial and ground-based sensors, cameras and other technology to monitor all U.S. international borders (Sec. 2).
  • Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a study on the feasibility of implementing an increased security system along the northern boarder (Sec. 4).
  • Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security review the technology and training procedures of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and make updates as necessary (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Secure Fence Act of 2006

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