CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.R. 4748 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. William Owens (D-NY) on March 3, 2010. The House Committee on the Judiciary took no official action on H.R. 4748.
H.R. 4748 would amend the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 to require the Director of National Drug Control Policy, along with the Secretary of Homeland Security, to submit to Congress a Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy.
The bill would require that the strategy do the following:
The bill would require that specific content related to Cross-Border Indian Reservations- The Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy include the following:
The bill states that the Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy will have no effect on existing agency authorities or the laws governing interagency relationships, but may include recommendations about changes to such authorities or laws.
The Congressional Budget Office has not produced a cost estimate for H.R. 4748 as of press time.