Border Security: Examining the Implications of S. 1691, the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2013, Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, June 9, 2014 [open pdf - 528KB]
This is testimony compilation is from the June 9, 2014 hearing on "Examining the Implications of S. 1691, the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2013" held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Thomas R. Carper: "My thanks to my colleagues and our witnesses for working with my staff and me to quickly put this hearing together. The purpose of this hearing is to examine the merits of S. 1691, the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014, introduced by Senators Tester and McCain and cosponsored by Senators Heitkamp and Ayotte. This bill would make badly needed reforms to the overtime system at the Border Patrol, which is currently too complicated and too difficult to manage. […] Today's hearing will focus on how we can better address one of these symptoms by increasing enforcement. The Tester/McCain bill we are examining today will save taxpayers money, and increase our ability to patrol--and secure--our borders. In fact, one estimate I have seen shows that this bill would add the equivalent of 1,400 agents to the border. Given the challenges we face on the border--which have only been underscored by recent events--I have to say that moving this bill seems like a no-brainer to me. I fully support moving forward with this bill as soon as possible." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ronald D. Vitiello, Brandon Judd, Paul L. Hamrick, and Adam Miles.
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