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September 6, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2771 proposed by Senator Leahy for Senator Cornyn.
September 6, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2771 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

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SA 2771. Mr. CORNYN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2764, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes; as follows:

On page 232, between lines 16 and 17, insert the following:
REPORT REGARDING USE OF LEVEES
Sec. 117. Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the United States Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission, in cooperation and coordination with the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Chief of Engineers of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, shall submit to Congress a report regarding the use by U.S. Customs and Border Protection of flood control levees under the control of the International Boundary and Water Commission,
which shall--
(1) discuss the purpose and importance of--
(A) any such use of such levees ongoing on the date of enactment of this Act; and
(B) any anticipated such use of such levees after the date of enactment of this Act;
(2) describe the frequency and means of, and approximate number of officers and employees of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection who, access such levees;
(3) describe the level of degradation of such levees as a result of such use; and
(4) identify any formal agreements that may be needed between the Department of Homeland Security and the International Boundary and Water Commission or the Department of State to ensure needed access to such levees.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Sep 6, 2007.)