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SA 3458. Mrs. MURRAY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 294, to reauthorize Amtrak, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 189, after line 25, add the following:
TITLE V--MISCELLANEOUS


SEC. 501. COMPREHENSIVE PRECLEARANCE INSPECTIONS FOR RAIL PASSENGERS TRAVELING INTO THE UNITED STATES ON THE AMTRAK CASCADES ROUTE.
(a) In General.--Not later than December 31, 2009, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall provide comprehensive preclearance inspections, including customs inspections, at the Pacific Central Station in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, for passengers traveling into the United States on the Amtrak passenger rail route that travels between Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Eugene, Oregon (commonly known as ``Amtrak Cascades'').
(b) Progress Reports.--Not later than 180 days and 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit to Congress a report describing the progress of the Department of Homeland Security toward providing the comprehensive preclearance inspections described in subsection (a).


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Oct 25, 2007.)