MEXICO, UNITED STATES OF

Amendments

Law enforcement: coordinate efforts to protect U.S. border cities from drug trafficking, gunrunning, illegal alien smuggling, violence, and kidnapping along and across U.S. borders (H.R. 915), S6664 [21SE], H6437 [27NO]

Bills and resolutions

Aviation: include ultralight aircraft under the definition of aircraft relative to aviation smuggling and identify equipment and technology to track illegal use of such aircraft near the Mexican border (see H.R. 3801), H113 [23JA]

Border Patrol: impose requirements on searches of laptop computers and other digital electronic devices and storage media (see H.R. 6651), H6765 [12DE]

Cinco de Mayo: observance (see S. Res. 440), S2824 [26AP]

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House): disapprove of Chairman Issa’s actions relative to certain ongoing criminal investigations and statements relative to Attorney General Holder (see H. Res. 718), H4614 [29JN] (see H. Res. 718), H4684 [9JY]

——— initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas issued to Attorney General Holder (see H. Res. 706), H4064 [26JN]

——— initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas issued to Attorney General Holder (H. Res. 706), consideration (see H. Res. 708), H4155 [27JN]

Dept. of Homeland Security: provide for annual reports on the status of operational control of international land and maritime borders of the U.S. and unlawful entries (see H.R. 6025), H4064 [26JN]

——— reduce trafficking of drugs and prevent human smuggling across the Southwest border by deterring construction and use of border tunnels (see H.R. 4119), H1133 [1MR]

Dept. of Justice: report and make recommendations to Congress on ability to track, investigate, and quantify cross-border violence along the Southwest border (see H.R. 6368), H5765 [10SE]

Dept. of State: designate as foreign terrorist organizations certain Mexican drug cartels and submit a report on activities assisting Mexico with drug cartel violence (see H.R. 4303), H1803 [29MR]

Foreign policy: apply whole-of-government plan, in coordination with Mexican Government, to combat Mexican-based transnational criminal organizations (see H.R. 6280), H5704 [2AU]

Foreign trade: allow public-private partnerships to fund additional staffing and alternative financing for infrastructure improvements at land border ports of entry (see S. 3279), S3838 [7JN] (see H.R. 5964), H3806 [19JN]

House of Representatives: find Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) (see H. Res. 711), H4604 [28JN]

——— find Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) (H. Res. 711), consideration (see H. Res. 708), H4155 [27JN]

——— recommend against finding Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) (see H. Res. 712), H4604 [28JN]

Obama, President: appoint special counsel to investigate operations transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. law enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms (see H. Res. 532), H374 [1FE]

E-mails 

U.S.-Mexico border security: Bill Bagi, H1217 [7MR]

Letters

Border Security Information Improvement Act: Representative Lamar Smith, Committee on the Judiciary (House), H6119 [19SE]

——— Representative Peter T. King, Committee on Homeland Security (House), H6119 [19SE]

Border Tunnel Prevention Act: Representative Camp, Committee on Ways and Means (House), H2671 [15MY]

——— Representative Lamar Smith, Committee on the Judiciary (House), H2672 [15MY]

——— Representative Peter T. King, Committee on Homeland Security (House), H2672 [15MY]

Investigation of Dept. of Justice operations transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. law enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms: Representative Cummings, H4171, H4172 [28JN]

——— Representative Issa, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House), H4409H4411 [28JN], E1188, E1189 [29JN]

Secure Border Act: Representative Camp, Committee on Ways and Means (House), E972 [5JN]

——— Representative Peter T. King, Committee on Homeland Security (House), E972 [5JN]

Siege at the Alamo: William B. Travis, S1173 [1MR]

Motions

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House): disapprove of Chairman Issa’s actions relative to certain ongoing criminal investigations and statements relative to Attorney General Holder (H. Res. 718), H4615 [29JN]

——— initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas issued to Attorney General Holder (H. Res. 706), consideration (H. Res. 708), H4174 [28JN]

House of Representatives: find Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) (H. Res. 711), H4412 [28JN]

——— find Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) (H. Res. 711), consideration (H. Res. 708), H4174 [28JN]

Press releases

NBPC Calls for the Resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder: National Border Patrol Council, H4171 [28JN]

Remarks in House

Aviation: include ultralight aircraft under the definition of aircraft relative to aviation smuggling and identify equipment and technology to track illegal use of such aircraft near the Mexican border (H.R. 3801), H163H166 [25JA]

Cinco de Mayo: observance, E714 [7MY]

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House): disapprove of Chairman Issa’s actions relative to certain ongoing criminal investigations and statements relative to Attorney General Holder (H. Res. 718), H4614 [29JN]

——— hold bipartisan public hearings with testimony from persons having knowledge relative to operations transferring firearms to drug cartels, H4412, H4413 [28JN]

——— initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas issued to Attorney General Holder (H. Res. 706), H4418H4421 [28JN], E1196 [29JN], E1405 [3AU]

——— initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas issued to Attorney General Holder (H. Res. 706), consideration (H. Res. 708), H4164H4175 [28JN]

——— vote by Republican members to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress relative to operations transferring firearms to drug cartels, H3959 [21JN]

Dept. of Homeland Security: cell phone communications in rural border areas funding, H3534, H3535 [6JN]

——— construct a reinforced fence along a certain length of the U.S.-Mexico border and gain operational control over such border, H1148 [5MR]

——— establish Border Enforcement Security Task Force, H3244, H3245 [30MY]

——— provide for annual reports on the status of operational control of international land and maritime borders of the U.S. and unlawful entries (H.R. 6025), H6432H6434 [27NO], E1843 [29NO]

——— reduce trafficking of drugs and prevent human smuggling across the Southwest border by deterring construction and use of border tunnels (H.R. 4119), H2669H2673 [15MY]

——— tribute to U.S. Border Patrol Academy graduating class, E589 [19AP]

Dept. of Justice: report and make recommendations to Congress on ability to track, investigate, and quantify cross-border violence along the Southwest border (H.R. 6368), H6118, H6119 [19SE]

——— whistleblower allegations relative to operations transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. law enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms, H2493H2496 [9MY], H3813 [20JN], H3918, H3947 [21JN], H6794 [13DE]

El Paso, TX: tribute to El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestra Diplomatic International Cultural Exchange Tour, E1149 [27JN]

Foreign policy: call for the release of Jon Hammar, H6686 [11DE], H6836 [18DE], H7268 [19DE]

House of Representatives: find Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) (H. Res. 711), H4069, H4072, H4073, H4074, H4076, H4077 [27JN], H4161, H4162, H4163, H4402H4418, H4425 [28JN], E1157 [27JN], E1180 [28JN], E1184, E1191, E1193, E1196, E1199 [29JN], E1247 [12JY], E1405 [3AU]

——— find Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) (H. Res. 711), consideration (H. Res. 708), H4164H4175 [28JN]

——— find Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) (H. Res. 711), motion to refer, H4412, H4413 [28JN]

——— recommend against finding Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) (H. Res. 712), H4177 [28JN]

Law enforcement: coordinate efforts to protect U.S. border cities from drug trafficking, gunrunning, illegal alien smuggling, violence, and kidnapping along and across U.S. borders (H.R. 915), H3243H3245 [30MY]

——— coordinate efforts to protect U.S. border cities from drug trafficking, gunrunning, illegal alien smuggling, violence, and kidnapping along and across U.S. borders (H.R. 915), Senate amendment, H6437H6439 [27NO], E1839 [29NO]

National security: improve border security, H1008H1013 [28FE], H1144 [5MR], H1217 [7MR], H1850 [17AP]

——— improve border security (H.R. 1299), H3236H3239 [30MY]

Obama, President: appoint special counsel to investigate operations transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. law enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms, H380 [2FE]

——— appoint special counsel to investigate operations transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. law enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms (H. Res. 532), H382 [2FE]

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: authorize participation in information sharing with Canada and Mexico for the purposes of border security and combating drug trafficking, H3300 [31MY]

Power resources: national energy policy, H5749 [10SE]

Salinas, Ricardo: Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute Trade and International Affairs Symposium honoree, E1686 [5OC]

San Antonio, TX: tribute to defenders of the Alamo, H1166 [6MR]

San Jacinto Day: observance, H2042 [24AP]

Texas Independence Day: observance, H1166 [6MR], H1219 [7MR], E292, E300 [1MR]

U.S. policy, H1814 [16AP], H4825 [11JY]

Remarks in Senate

Aviation: include ultralight aircraft under the definition of aircraft relative to aviation smuggling and identify equipment and technology to track illegal use of such aircraft near the Mexican border (H.R. 3801), S95, S136 [26JA]

Breuer, Lanny: call for resignation for allegations relative to operations transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. law enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms, S411 [9FE]

Cinco de Mayo: observance (S. Res. 440), S2831 [26AP]

Dept. of Agriculture: allow community land grant-mercedes and land grant councils access to rural development program funding, S4391 [21JN]

Dept. of Homeland Security: reduce trafficking of drugs and prevent human smuggling across the Southwest border by deterring construction and use of border tunnels (H.R. 4119), S3292 [17MY]

——— reduce trafficking of drugs and prevent human smuggling across the Southwest border by deterring construction and use of border tunnels (S. 1236), S172 [30JA]

Dept. of Justice: release of report relative to operations transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. law enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms, S6585 [21SE]

——— whistleblower allegations relative to operations transferring firearms to drug cartels where U.S. law enforcement personnel do not monitor such firearms, S410S412 [9FE], S1706 [15MR], S3954S3956 [12JN]

Foreign policy: call for the release of Jon Hammar, S7722 [11DE]

Immigration: enforce existing immigration laws and improve border security, S3067S3069 [10MY]

Law enforcement: coordinate efforts to protect U.S. border cities from drug trafficking, gunrunning, illegal alien smuggling, violence, and kidnapping along and across U.S. borders (H.R. 915), S6664, S6665 [21SE]

Texas Independence Day: observance, S1173 [1MR]

Reports

Recommend Finding of Attorney General Holder in Contempt of Congress for Refusal To Comply With Subpoenas: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House), H4177H4401 [28JN]

Reports filed

Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 915) (S. Rept. 112–206), S6062 [10SE]

Consideration of H. Res. 706, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Initiation or Intervention in Proceedings To Enforce Subpoenas Issued to Attorney General Holder: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 708) (H. Rept. 112–553), H4155 [27JN]

Consideration of H. Res. 711, House of Representatives Finding of Attorney General Holder in Contempt of Congress for Refusal To Comply With Certain Subpoenas: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 708) (H. Rept. 112–553), H4155 [27JN]

Private Property Rights Protection Act: Committee on the Judiciary (House) (H.R. 4119) (H. Rept. 112–418), H1496 [21MR]

Recommend Finding of Attorney General Holder in Contempt of Congress for Refusal To Comply With Subpoenas: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) (H. Rept. 112–546), H3981 [25JN]

Statements

Representative Dingell’s Criticism of Attorney General Holder Contempt of Congress Resolutions Vote in the House of Representatives: Brian A. Terry Family, H4166, H4407 [28JN]

Texts of

H. Res. 706, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) initiation or intervention in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas issued to Attorney General Holder, H4418 [28JN]

H. Res. 708, consideration of H. Res. 706, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) initiation or intervention in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas issued to Attorney General Holder, H4164 [28JN]

H. Res. 708, consideration of H. Res. 711, House of Representatives finding of Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House), H4164 [28JN]

H. Res. 711, House of Representatives finding of Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House), H4402 [28JN]

H. Res. 712, recommend against the House of Representatives finding Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House), H4177 [28JN]

H. Res. 718, disapprove of Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House) Chairman Issa’s actions relative to certain ongoing criminal investigations and statements relative to Attorney General Holder, H4614 [29JN]

H.R. 915, Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act, S6664 [21SE], H3243 [30MY]

H.R. 1299, Secure Border Act, H3237 [30MY]

H.R. 3801, Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act, H163 [25JA]

H.R. 4119, Border Tunnel Prevention Act, H2669 [15MY]

H.R. 6025, Mandatory Operational Control Reporting and Performance Measures Act, H6432 [27NO]

H.R. 6368, Border Security Information Improvement Act, H6118 [19SE]

S. 1236, Border Tunnel Prevention Act, S172 [30JA]

S. Res. 440, Cinco de Mayo, S2831 [26AP]