Last updated: 05:04 PM ET, Thu March 07 2013

House Approves Measure To Fund Customs Agents Through Sequester

Features & Advice | U.S. Travel Association | Gretchen Kelly | March 07, 2013

A few days after Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, told a Politico audience that Customs and Border Protection lines were already ballooning up to 200 percent of their normal waiting times, the House has approved a $982 billion spending package on March 6th designed to avert a partial government shutdown and cancel a 0.5 percent Federal pay raise scheduled to go into effect at the end of the month. The package now goes to the Senate.                                   

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