US HB3670 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-5)
Status: Engrossed on July 29 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-07-29 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Pending: Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Short-Term Detention Standards Act This bill requires U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to make every effort to ensure that apprehended individuals are given access to appropriate temporary shelter, bathrooms and shower facilities, water, appropriate nutrition, hygiene, personal grooming items, and sanitation needs. Currently, CBP is only required to make every effort to provide food and water. The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General and the Goverment Accountability Office shall carry out regular and unnanounced inspections of CBP processes and share such information with Congress. CBP may not prevent Members of Congress or staff from accessing CBP facilities for oversight purposes, nor may CBP make temporary modifications to alter what a visiting Member of Congress may observe.

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Short-Term Detention Standards Act



2019-07-29SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
2019-07-25HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2019-07-25HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7436)
2019-07-25HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7436-7438)
2019-07-25HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3670.
2019-07-25HouseMs. Slotkin moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
2019-07-17HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
2019-07-17HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-07-10HouseReferred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
2019-07-10HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HB3731 (Related) 2019-07-30 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.


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