The U.S. House of Representatives today passed S. 1691 - Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014. The passage of this important legislation is a critical step in increasing border security and protecting our nation from dangerous individuals, cartels and terrorists attempting to cross our borders.
Brandon Judd, NBPC National President, praised the House for passing this important legislation. “The men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol would like to thank Senator McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) for their tireless efforts. We are honored to have worked with these longtime friends and advocates of Border Patrol Agents, our nation’s first line of defense.”
Attached is the current version of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act (S. 1691), which was passed by the Senate on September 18, 2014.
We have also attached a document which provides an English language breakdown of the bill, the hearings, and amendments.
The bill now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.
The National Border Patrol Council would like to thank Senators Tester and McCain for reaching across the aisle and sponsoring the bipartisan Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act. The BPAPRA was combined with the Cybersecurity Authorization today and it passed the Senate. It has now been sent to the House for consideration. We still have a lot of work to do. This is not a done deal yet.
We are grateful for the elected representatives and their staffs who put so much work into getting this through the Senate. Along with Senators Tester and McCain, we would also like to recognize and thank Senators Cornyn, Heitkamp, Ayotte and Flake for co-sponsorsing this important legislation.
To avoid any confusion or misinformation on the Border Patrol Pay Reform Act, we are providing the following document.
Below is the Senate Bill that was proposed at markup. This is not the final version that passed the committee but it is the Amendment in the form of a substitute that was submitted. The final language that passed committee along with this has not been written and is not available in text. The other change is a 2nd degree amendment submitted by Senator Tester that superseded the amendment submitted by Dr. Coburn. The 2nd degree amendment affects HQ, the academy, and admin positions but does not affect field agents. When the text becomes available, we'll post it.