Resources and Input Policing, Borders, Drugs, Cartels and System Corruption
Bills By Representative or Senator Rep. Jodey Arrington, R-TX-R o H.Res 50 2023/01/20 Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-TX-2 with Rep. Mike Waltz, R-FL, Rep. Jake Ellzey, R- TX and others H.J. Res.18 2023/01/12 AUMF CARTEL Influence Resolution Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-WI-8 o Trio of Bills Jan 2023 Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act Illicit Arms Trafficking Security Enforcement Act Supporting Mexico Against Corruption (SMAC) Act Rep. Gonzales, Tony, R-TX-23 o H.R. 163 2023/01/09 Security First Act
Cartels-Legislator Focus (MEASURES-1: CONGR-118 2023)
Mike Gallagher, R-WI, House Representative PF input: Basically reiterating and re-establishing states’ constitutional right to defend themselves from enemies, in this case referring to “paramilitary, narco-terrorist cartels, terrorists and criminal actors who have seized control of our southern border.” Trio of Bills Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act (see resources below) This bill would subject certain foreign criminal organizations, like drug cartels, to sanctions, including immigration, financial, and criminal penalties. The process would be similar to the system used for designating entities as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs). Illicit Arms Trafficking Security Enforcement Act This bill would establish a Border Enforcement Security Team (BEST) within the Department of Homeland Security to focus solely on the reduction of arms trafficking. Of the current 69 BESTs, none are solely dedicated to arms trafficking. The purposes of the team would be to: reduce arms smuggling of weapons, weapon parts, munitions, explosives, and related items; apprehend arms smugglers; ensure coordination with ATF for data tracking of seized firearms through eTrace; deconflict arms trafficking investigations between DHS and DOJ. This would ensure arms trafficking in and out of the country was better monitored and at a minimum would help ensure American companies aren't unwittingly supplying cartels with weapons. Supporting Mexico Against Corruption (SMAC) Act This bill would combat corruption by requiring the President to impose Magnitsky Sanctions on individuals in the Mexican government that the U.S. Treasury Department has "credible evidence" engaged in corrupt activities outlined by the Global Magnitsky Act. Under the SMAC Act, the President would have 120 days to implement these sanctions. The Treasury Department has sanctioned shockingly few Mexican government officials for corruption and human rights abuses under the Magnitsky Act since the act was passed in 2016. This would require the President to sanction anyone who meets the standards under the Magnitsky Act to help deter officials from aiding cartels. Gallagher dot House press release 2023/01/12 Gallagher Introduces Bills to Impose Maximum Pressure Campaign on Cartels campaign-cartels Excerpt: Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act Illicit Arms Trafficking Security Enforcement Act Supporting Mexico Against Corruption (SMAC) Act Fox News 2023/01/12 Rep. Gallagher introduces package of bills to fight back against Mexican cartels. Adam Shaw Republicans have raised concerns about cartel violence and an increase in fentanyl Newsmax 2023/01/12 Rep. Gallagher Brings 3 Bills Targeting Mexican Drug Cartels. By Eric Mack
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MEASURES STRONG on USA Shows Congressional Leaders in News and from updates on their gov websites. Mirrors much of Legislation Section, but is organized differently.   •	1 Cartels Cong-118-2023 •	2 Borders, China Cong-118-2023 •	3 Impeaching Mayorkas ‘21-23 •	4 Cartel etc/Cong 117 ‘21-22 •	5 Veteran Congr. Leaders •	6 Comments •	7 Links List •	Also See o	Legislation o	Leaders-Negative o	Borders o	China o	Cartels o	Iran o	US leader early stance on Russian invasion of Ukraine •