Bipartisan Bill Introduced to the Senate to Address Staffing Shortage at Ports of Entry

Posted by Matt Schmitt on Apr 10, 2019 5:00:00 PM

On April 3, 2019, U.S. Senators Gary Peters and John Cornyn introduced a bipartisan bill to address the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel shortages at the ports of entry into the U.S.

The bill would require CBP to hire “…no less than 600 additional officers a year until the agency’s staffing needs are met.” There is an estimated shortage of 4,000 CBP officers nationwide.

The press release may be found here:

https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/media/minority-media/peters-cornyn-introduce-bipartisan-bill-to-address-staffing-shortages-at-ports-of-entry

Topics: CBP, Congress