H.R.3479: Secure Miles with All Resources and Technology Act

Author's Summary:  "To improve border security, and for other purposes."

IB Summary:  According to Rep. William Hurd (R-TX): "Under the SMART ACT, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would be mandated to deploy the most practical and effective border security technologies available to achieve situational awareness and operational control of our border.  The Secretary would also be required to submit a comprehensive border security strategy to Congress that lists all known physical barriers, technologies, tools, and other devices that can be utilized along the southern border, including a detailed accounting of the aforementioned measures selected for each linear mile of the border and a cost justification for each such measure."

Status: On 08/29/2017 it was referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.  Also referred to the House Committees on Homeland Security; Energy and Commerce.

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3479/text?r=2