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Legislation in the 111th Congress

Legislation in the 111th Congress

 

House Legislation 111th Congress

H.R.1 BY Obey, David R. Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 26, 2009. Referred to the House Appropriations; House Budget.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2 BY Pallone, Frank, Jr. To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 13, 2009. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.19 BY Calvert, Ken To require employers to conduct employment eligibility verification.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.64 BY Jackson-Lee, Sheila To amend title 28, United States Code, to repeal the restriction on the jurisdiction of courts, justices, and judges to hear or consider applications for writs of habeas corpus filed by or on behalf of certain aliens detained by the United States.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.72 BY Jackson-Lee, Sheila To increase global stability and security for the United States and the international community by reducing the number of individuals who are de jure or de facto stateless and at risk of being trafficked.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Foreign Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.98 BY Dreier, David To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to enforce restrictions on employment in the United States of unauthorized aliens through the use of improved Social Security cards and an Employment Eligibility Database, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Ways and Means; House Judiciary; House Homeland Security; House Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.124 BY Gallegly, Elton To prohibit offices of the legislative branch from entering into a contract for the provision of goods or services within the Capitol Complex with any contractor who does not participate in the basic pilot program for employment eligibility verification, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Administration.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.125 BY Gallegly, Elton To eliminate the exceptions to the prohibition on adjustment of status of aliens who are unlawfully present in the United States or who accept unauthorized employment.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.126 BY Gallegly, Elton To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit citizenship at birth, merely by virtue of birth in the United States, to persons with citizen or legal resident mothers.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.127 BY Gallegly, Elton To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to change certain requirements relating to a sponsor’s affidavit of support for an alien.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.128 BY Gallegly, Elton To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to strengthen the criminal consequences for certain violations, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.132 BY Gallegly, Elton To amend title II of the Social Security Act to restrict totalization agreements between the United States and other countries to providing for appropriate exchange of Social Security taxes or contributions between the parties to such agreements, and to prohibit crediting of individuals under such title with earnings from employment or self-employment in the United States performed while such individuals are not citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents of the United States and are not authorized by law to be employed in the United States.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Ways and Means.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.137 BY Gallegly, Elton To require an employer to take action after receiving official notice that an individual’s Social Security account number does not match the individual’s name, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Ways and Means; House Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.138 BY Gallegly, Elton To require Federal contractors to participate in the basic pilot program for employment eligibility verification.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.141 BY Gallegly, Elton To require those applying for, and renewing, SCHIP, TAA, and ATAA benefits to present documentation proving both citizenship and identity in order to receive those benefits.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.142 BY Gallegly, Elton To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the Secretary of the Treasury to notify the Secretary of Homeland Security of employer returns showing the employment of individuals not authorized to be employed in the United States, to notify the employers that they must terminate the employment of those employees, to provide an opportunity for those employees to contest the information, and to establish a procedure for determining whether individuals who are not authorized to be employed in the United States are so employed.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Ways and Means; House Education and Labor; House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.144 BY Hastings, Alcee L. To designate Haiti under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act in order to render nationals of Haiti eligible for temporary protected status under such section.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.180 BY Serrano, Jose E. To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to waive the requirement for proof of citizenship during first year of life for children born in the United States to a Medicaid-eligible mother.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.182 BY Serrano, Jose E. To provide discretionary authority to an immigration judge to determine that an alien parent of a United States citizen child should not be ordered removed, deported, or excluded from the United States.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.193 BY Stark, Fortney Pete To amend the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an AmeriCare that assures the provision of health insurance coverage to all residents, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.239 BY Engel, Eliot L To impose requirements with regard to border searches of digital electronic devices and digital storage media, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 7, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Homeland Security.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.246 BY Green, Gene To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to exempt elementary and secondary schools from the fee imposed on employers filing petitions with respect to non-immigration workers under the H-1B program.
Introduced: January 7, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.264 BY Jackson-Lee, Sheila To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to comprehensively reform immigration law, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 7, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Homeland Security; House Oversight and Government Reform.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.298 BY Boustany, Charles W., Jr. To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to require SCHIP annual reports to include information on the HEDIS measure relating to access to primary care practitioners by individuals eligible for child health assistance under such plans and on State efforts to avoid certain displacement of private health coverage, and to express the sense of Congress that such States should utilize Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems consumer satisfaction surveys to measure access by such idividuals to physicians.
Introduced: January 8, 2009. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.314 BY Cuellar, Henry To increase the number of Federal judgeships in certain judicial districts with heavy caseloads of criminal immigration cases.
Introduced: January 8, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.319 BY Diaz-Balart, Lincoln To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to permit States the option of coverage of legal immigrants under the Medicaid Program and the State children’s health insurance program (SCHIP).
Introduced: January 8, 2009. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce; House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.321 BY Fortenberry, Jeff To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to expand coverage options under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) through premium assistance.
Introduced: January 8, 2009. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.373 BY Flake, Jeff To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to render inadmissible and deportable certain aliens convicted of drunk driving, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 9, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.373 BY Flake, Jeff To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to render inadmissible and deportable certain aliens convicted of drunk driving, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 9, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.462 BY Cummings, Elijah E. To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to improve dental benefits under Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 13, 2009. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.464 BY Price, Tom To provide for a 5-year SCHIP reauthorization for coverage of low-income children, an expansion of child health care insurance coverage through tax fairness, and a health care Federalism initiative, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 13, 2009. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Rules.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.465 BY Green, Gene To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to permit States to ensure coverage without a 5-year delay of certain children and pregnant women under the Medicaid program and SCHIP.
Introduced: January 13, 2009. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.495 BY Rodriguez, Ciro D. To authorize additional resources to identify and eliminate illicit sources of firearms smuggled into Mexico for use by violent drug trafficking organizations, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 14, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Foreign Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.495 BY Rodriguez, Ciro D. To authorize additional resources to identify and eliminate illicit sources of firearms smuggled into Mexico for use by violent drug trafficking organizations, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 14, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Foreign Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.563 BY Biggert, Judy To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to require States to provide priority under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to children in families with gross income below 200 percent of the Federal poverty level.
Introduced: January 14, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Foreign Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.588 BY Myrick, Sue Wilkins To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase penalties for employing illegal aliens.
Introduced: January 15, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.606 BY Maloney, Carolyn B To express United States foreign policy with respect to, and to strengthen United States advocacy on behalf of, individuals persecuted and denied their rights in foreign countries on account of gender, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 16, 2009. Referred to the House Foreign Affairs; House Financial Services; House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.662 BY Giffords, Gabrielle To evaluate and extend the basic pilot program for employment eligibility confirmation and to ensure the protection of Social Security beneficiaries.
Introduced: January 23, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.670 BY Filner, Bob To authorize Federal payment to first responders for costs associated with providing emergency services at the international borders of the United States, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 26, 2009. Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.677 BY Filner, Bob To amend the Clean Air Act to delay the effect of reclassifying certain non-attainment areas adjacent to an international border, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 26, 2009. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce; House Energy and Commerce.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.747 BY Scott, Robert C. To amend the Social Security Act to provide health insurance coverage for children and pregnant women throughout the United States by combining the children and pregnant woman health coverage under Medicaid and SCHIP into a new All Healthy Children Program, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 28, 2009. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.752 BY Bilirakis, Gus M. To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a program in the maritime environment for the mobile biometric identification of suspected individuals, including terrorists, to enhance border security.
Introduced: January 28, 2009. Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Homeland Security.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.752 BY Bilirakis, Gus M. To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a program in the maritime environment for the mobile biometric identification of suspected individuals, including terrorists, to enhance border security.
Introduced: January 28, 2009. Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Homeland Security.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.878 BY Gingrey, Phil To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make changes related to family-sponsored immigrants and to reduce the number of such immigrants..
Introduced: February 4, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.892 BY Myrick, Sue Wilkins To deny certain Federal funds to any institution of higher education that admits as students aliens who are unlawfully present in the United States.
Introduced: February 4, 2009. Referred to the House Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.937 BY Filner, Bob To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit certain Mexican children, and accompanying adults, to obtain a waiver of the documentation requirements otherwise required to enter the United States as a temporary visitor.
Introduced: February 10, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.938 BY Filner, Bob To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to restore certain provisions relating to the definition of aggravated felony and other provisions as they were before the enactment of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.
Introduced: February 4, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.994 BY Miller, Gary G To remove the incentives and loopholes that encourage illegal aliens to come to the United States to live and work, provide additional resources to local law enforcement and Federal border and immigration officers, and for other purposes.
Introduced: February 11, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Education and Labor; House Administration; House Financial Services; House Homeland Security; House Ways and Means.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1024 BY Nadler, Jerrold To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships.
Introduced: February 12, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1029 BY Hill, Baron P. To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act and title 18, United States Code, to combat the crime of alien smuggling and related activities, and for other purposes.
Introduced: February 12, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Homeland Security.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1033 BY Cohen, Steve To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to temporary admission of nonimmigrant aliens to the United States for the purpose of receiving medical treatment, and for other purposes.
Introduced: February 12, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciaryy.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1062 BY Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide for the establishment and implementation of a system to verify that persons who receive United States foreign assistance funds are not affiliated with or do not support foreign terrorist organizations or do not otherwise commit or support acts of international terrorism, and for other purposes.
Introduced: February 13, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1092 BY Kagen, Steve To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit discrimination in group health coverage and individual health insurance coverage.
Introduced: February 13, 2009. Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Ways and Means.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1096 BY Marshall, Jim To create an electronic employment eligibility verification system to ensure that all workers in the United States are legally able to work, and for other purposes.
Introduced: February 13, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1105 BY Obey, David R. Making omnibus appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.
Introduced: February 23, 2009. Referred to the House Appropriations; House Budget.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1106 BY Conyers, John, Jr. To prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability.
Introduced: February 23, 2009. Referred to the House Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 190 Reported to House.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1148 BY Bilirakis, Gus M. To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a program in the maritime environment for the mobile biometric identification of suspected individuals, including terrorists, to enhance border security.
Introduced: February 24, 2009. Referred to the House Homeland Security.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1162 BY Putnam, Adam H. To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit certain E-2 nonimmigrant investors to adjust status to lawful permanent resident status.
Introduced: February 24, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1199 BY Myrick, Sue Wilkins To improve sharing of immigration information among Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials, to improve State and local enforcement of immigration laws, and for other purposes.
Introduced: February 25, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1215 BY Roybal-Allard, Lucille To reform immigration detention procedures, and for other purposes.
Introduced: February 26, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Homeland Security.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1238 BY Shadegg, John B. To prohibit the presence in the United States of any alien formerly detained at the Department of Defense detention facility at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Introduced: February 26, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1314 BY Sanchez, Linda T. To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for compensation to States incarcerating undocumented aliens charged with a felony or two or more misdemeanors.
Introduced: March 4, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1386 BY Filner, Bob To amend section 1011 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-173) to make permanent the program of Federal reimbursement of emergency health services furnished to undocumented aliens.
Introduced: March 9, 2009. Referred to the House Committees on Energy and Commerce.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1388 BY McCarthy, Carolyn To reauthorize and reform the national service laws.
Introduced: March 9, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1437 BY Cuellar, Henry To establish a Southern Border Security Task Force to coordinate the efforts of Federal, State, and local border and law enforcement officials and task forces to protect United States border cities and communities from violence associated with drug trafficking, gunrunning, illegal alien smuggling, violence, and kidnapping along and across the international border between the United States and Mexico.
Introduced: March 11, 2009. Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1448 BY Rodriguez, Ciro D. To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General to increase resources to identify and eliminate illicit sources of firearms smuggled into Mexico for use by violent drug trafficking organizations and for other unlawful activities by providing for border security grants to local law enforcement agencies and reinforcing Federal resources on the border, and for other purposes.
Introduced: March 11, 2009. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, and Foreign Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1555 BY Brown-Waite, Ginny To debar or suspend contractors from Federal contracting for unlawful employment of aliens, and for other purposes.
Introduced: March 17, 2009. Referred to the Committee on House Homeland Security; House Oversight and Government Reform.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1567 BY Meek, Kendrick B. To amend the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998.
Introduced: March 17, 2009. Referred to the Committee on House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1611 BY Flake, Jeff To amend the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 to repeal a provision prohibiting the use of funds for a cross-border motor carrier demonstration program to allow Mexican-domiciled motor carriers to operate beyond the commercial zones along the international border between the United States and Mexico.
Introduced: March 19, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1639 BY Giffords, Gabrielle To amend the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 to extend Federal reimbursement of emergency health services furnished to undocumented aliens.
Introduced: March 19, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1651 BY Moran, James P. To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a right for an alien to file a motion to reopen a case in removal proceedings if the alien can demonstrate that counsel or a certified representative provided deficient performance.
Introduced: March 19, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1660 BY McHugh, John M. To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide a special rule for the period of admission of H-2A nonimmigrants employed as dairy workers and sheepherders, and for other purposes.
Introduced: March 23, 2009. Referred to Committee on the Judiciary; House Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1663 BY Dent, Charles W. To require State and local law enforcement agencies to determine the immigration status of all individuals arrested by such agencies for a felony, to require such agencies to report to the Secretary of Homeland Security when they have arrested for a felony an alien unlawfully present in the United States, to require mandatory Federal detention of such individuals pending removal in cases where they are not otherwise detained, and for other purposes.
Introduced: March 23, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1668 BY Brown-Waite, Ginny To debar or suspend contractors from Federal contracting for unlawful employment of aliens, and for other purposes.
Introduced: March 19, 2009. Referred to the House Homeland Security; House Oversight and Government Reform.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1734 BY Lee, Christopher J. To require the Secretary of State to establish passport issuance agencies within 50 miles of all major international border crossings.
Introduced: March 26, 2009. Referred to the House Foreign Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1751 BY Berman, Howard L. To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes.(Dream Act)
Introduced: March 26, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1753 BY Brown-Waite, Ginny To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to include in the definition of the term “aggravated felony” a criminal violation committed by an alien who unlawfully entered the United States.
Introduced: March 26, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1791 BY Flake, Jeff To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize certain aliens who have earned a Ph.D. degree from a United States institution of higher education in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to be admitted for permanent residence and to be exempted from the numerical limitations on H-1B nonimmigrants.
Introduced: March 30, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1823 BY Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve communication between the Secretary of Homeland Security and State and local law enforcement officials regarding the treatment of aliens who have been ordered removed and also charged with an aggravated felony under State law.
Introduced: March 31, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1867 BY Kirkpatrick, Ann To authorize additional resources for the Department of Homeland Security to enhance security activities along the international border with Mexico, and for other purposes.
Introduced: April 2, 2009. Referred to the House Homeland Security.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1868 BY Deal, Nathan To amend section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth.
Introduced: April 2, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1868 BY Deal, Nathan To amend section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth.
Introduced: April 2, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1870 BY McGovern, James P. To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for relief to surviving spouses and children.
Introduced: April 2, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1900 BY Jackson-Lee, Sheila To provide for emergency deployments of United States Border Patrol agents and to increase the number of DEA and ATF agents along the international border of the United States to increase resources to identify and eliminate illicit sources of firearms into Mexico for use by violent drug trafficking organizations and for other lawful activities and for other purposes.
Introduced: April 2, 2009. Referred to the House Homeland Security; House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1904 BY Capito, Shelley Moore To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individual taxpayers to designate a portion of income taxes to fund the improvement of barriers at the United States border, and for other purposes.
Introduced: April 2, 2009. Referred to the House Ways and Means; House Homeland Security.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.1992 BY Clarke, Yvette D. To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for individuals who engage in schemes to defraud aliens and for other purposes.
Introduced: April 21, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2028 BY Johnson, Sam To amend the Social Security Act to prevent unauthorized earnings from being credited toward benefits under title II of such Act and to make improvements in provisions governing totalization agreements, to amend the Social Security Act and the Immigration and Nationality Act to prevent unauthorized employment, and to improve coordination of the provisions of such Acts, and for other purposes.
Introduced: April 22, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary; House Education and Labor; House Rules; House Ways and Means.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2048 BY McCaul, Michael T. To authorize appropriations for the Office of Detention and Removal of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Introduced: April 22, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2076 BY Grijalva, Raul M. To provide for the establishment of a border protection strategy for the international land borders of the United States, to address the ecological and environmental impacts of border security infrastructure, measures, and activities along the international land borders of the United States, and for other purposes.
Introduced: April 23, 2009. Referred to the House Homeland Security; House Armed Services; House Agriculture.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2083 BY Hunter, Duncan D. To secure smuggling routes on the U.S.-Mexico border, better prevent the smuggling of narcotics and weapons across the border, and for other purposes.
Introduced: April 23, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Homeland Security; House Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2124 BY Pomeroy, Earl To extend subsections (c) and (d) of section 114 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-173) to provide for regulatory stability during the development of facility and patient criteria for long-term care hospitals under the Medicare Program, and for other purposes.
Introduced: April 27, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2209 BY Hastings, Alcee L. To amend titles XVI, XVIII, XIX, and XXI of the Social Security Act to remove limitations on Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, and SCHIP benefits for persons in custody pending disposition of charges.
Introduced: April 30, 2009. Referred to the House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2258 BY Kennedy, Patrick J. To adjust the immigration status of certain Liberian nationals who were provided refuge in the United States.
Introduced: May 5, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2261 BY Maloney, Carolyn B. To designate Greece as a program country for purposes of the visa waiver program established under section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Introduced: May 5, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2282 BY King, Peter T. To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reauthorize the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.
Introduced: May 6, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2305 BY Goodlatte, Bob To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program.
Introduced: May 7, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2406 BY Blackburn, Marsha To provide for enhanced Federal, State, and local assistance in the enforcement of the immigration laws, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, to authorize appropriations to carry out the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, and for other purposes.
Introduced: May 14, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2414 BY Berman, Howard L. To improve agricultural job opportunities, benefits, and security for aliens in the United States, and for other purposes.
Introduced: May 14, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2472 BY Coffman, Mike To prevent the fraudulent use of social security account numbers by allowing the sharing of social security data among agencies of the United States for identity theft prevention and immigration enforcement purposes, and for other purposes.
Introduced: May 19, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2679 BY Giffords, Gabrielle To extend certain immigration programs, and for other purposes.
Introduced: June 3, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary; House Education and Labor; House Ways and Means.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2681 BY Baca, Joe To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for naturalization for certain high school graduates.
Introduced: June 3, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2709 BY Honda, Michael M. To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes.
Introduced: June 4, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2837 BY Issa, Darrell E. To amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to impose mandatory sentencing ranges with respect to aliens who reenter the United States after having been removed, and for other purposes.
Introduced: June 16, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2847 BY Issa, Darrell E. Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.
Introduced: June 12, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. 10/7/2009 Motion to table amendment SA 2630 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 61 – 38. Record Vote Number: 316.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.2954 BY Quigley, Mike To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security to waive certain requirements under the visa waiver program for an additional 2 years.
Introduced: June 16, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3110 BY Watson, Diane E To provide United States citizenship for children adopted from outside the United States, and for other purposes.
Introduced: June 26, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary; House Foreign Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3200 BY Dingell, John D. To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes.
Introduced: July 14, 2009. Referred to the House committee/subcommittee actions.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3236 BY Barrett, J. Gresham To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to complete at least 700 miles of reinforced fencing along the Southwest border by December 31, 2010, and for other purposes.
Introduced: July 16, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3239 BY Kirkpatrick, Ann To require the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to submit a report on the effects of the Merida Initiative on the border security of the United States, and for other purposes.
Introduced: July 16, 2009. Referred to the House Homeland Security; House Foreign Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3252 BY Hinojosa, Ruben To authorize the President of the United States to agree to an amendment to the agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Mexican States concerning the establishment of a Border Environment Cooperation Commission and a North American Development Bank.
Introduced: July 16, 2009. Referred to the House Financial Services.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3289 BY Hunter, Duncan D. To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to construct not less than 350 miles of reinforced fencing along the United States-Mexico border and to gain operational control over such border.
Introduced: July 22, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3290 BY Maloney, Carolyn B. To provide the spouses and children of aliens who perished in the September 11 terrorist attacks an opportunity to adjust their status to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
Introduced: July 22, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3400 BY Price, TomTo provide for incentives to encourage health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
Introduced: July 30, 2009. Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Oversight and Government Reform, the Judiciary, Rules, the Budget, and Appropriations.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3401 BY Wasserman Schultz, DebbieTo amend the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to improve assistance to domestic and sexual violence victims and provide for technical corrections.
Introduced: July 30, 2009. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3471 BY Steve CohenA bill to repeal title II of the REAL ID Act of 2005, to reinstitute section 7212 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, which provides States additional regulatory flexibility and funding authorization to more rapidly produce tamper- and counterfeit-resistant driver’s licenses, and to protect privacy and civil liberties by providing interested stakeholders on a negotiated rulemaking with guidance to achieve improved 21st century licenses to improve national security.
Introduced: July 31, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3478 BY Louie GohmertA bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify rules relating to health savings accounts, to provide payments for a health savings account and for a high deductible health plan instead of entitlement to benefits under Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP, to give more control and coverage to patients, to lower health care costs through increased price transparency, and to require immigrants to have a health savings account and high deductible health coverage at time of admission.
Introduced: July 31, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3531 BY Woolsey, Lynn C.To provide protection for children affected by the immigration laws of the United States, and for other purposes.
Introduced: July 31, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Ways and Means.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3580 BY Steve KingTo amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that wages paid to unauthorized aliens may not be deducted from gross income, and for other purposes.
Introduced: September 16, 2009. Referred to the House Ways and Means; House Judiciary; House Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3591 BY Cummings, Elijah E.To establish a grant program to enhance existing secondary education programs for the purpose of teaching high school students about the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the individual States.
Introduced: September 17, 2009. Referred to the House Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3604 BY Cummings, Elijah E.To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to exempt certain elderly persons from demonstrating an understanding of the English language and the history, principles, and form of government of the United States as a requirement for naturalization, and to permit certain other elderly persons to take the history and government examination in a language of their choice.
Introduced: September 17, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3676 BY Broun, Paul C.To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to make permanent the E-Verify Program, and for other purposes.
Introduced: September 30, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3687 BY Issa, Darrell E.To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program and to re-allocate those visas to certain employment-based immigrants who obtain an advanced degree in the United States.
Introduced: October 1, 2009. Referred to the House Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3744 BY Arcuri, Michael A.To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide a special rule for the period of admission of H-2A nonimmigrants employed as dairy workers and sheepherders, and for other purposes.
Introduced: October 7, 2009. Referred to the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3855 BY Baca, Joe To amend title 13, United States Code, to make clear that each decennial census, as required for the apportionment of Representatives in Congress among the several States, shall tabulate the total number of persons in each State, and to provide that no information regarding United States citizenship or immigration status may be elicited in any such census.
Introduced: October 20, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.3962 BY Dingell, John D. To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes.
Introduced: October 29, 2009. Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform, the Budget, Rules, Natural Resources, and the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.4321 BY Gutierrez, Luis To provide for comprehensive immigration reform, and for other purposes.
Introduced: December 15, 2009. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Oversight and Government Reform, and House Administration.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.4350 BY Dingell, John D. To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for nonimmigrant status for an alien who is the parent or legal guardian of a United States citizen child if the child was born abroad and is the child of a deceased member of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Introduced: December 16, 2009. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.RES.1026 BY Chaffetz, Jason Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the continued peace, prosperity, liberty, and national security of the United States and its people depend upon the rule of law and credible and effective immigration enforcement policies which both welcome lawful immigrants and non-immigrants and also prevent the unlawful entry or unlawful continuing presence of foreign persons.
Introduced: January 21, 2010. Referred to the House Judiciary;House Education and Labor;House Homeland Security.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.4441 BY Barrett, J. Gresham To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to bar the admission of aliens from countries determined to be state sponsors of terrorism, to prohibit the use of funds to transfer enemy combatants detained at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to facilities in the United States, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 13, 2010. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.4470 BY Watson, Diane E. To ensure that individuals detained by the Department of Homeland Security are treated humanely, provided adequate medical care, and granted certain specified rights.
Introduced: January 19, 2010. Referred to the House Judiciary; House Homeland Security.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.4471 BY Smith, Lamar To clarify that revocation of an alien’s visa or other documentation is not subject to judicial review.
Introduced: January 20, 2010. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.4548 BY Tiahrt, Todd To enforce the restriction on in-State tuition for aliens unlawfully present in the United States.
Introduced: January 27, 2010. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.4616 BY Clarke, Yvette D. To To temporarily expand the V nonimmigrant visa category to include Haitians whose petition for a family-sponsored immigrant visa was approved on or before January 12, 2010.
Introduced: February 5, 2010. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

H.R.4622 BY Murphy, Patrick J. To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for enhanced penalties for certain Federal officials who are alien smugglers, and for other purposes.
Introduced: February 9, 2010. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

Senate Legislation 111th Congress

S.9 by Reid, Harry A bill to strengthen the United States economy, provide for more effective border and employment enforcement, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 9.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.77 by Kerry, John F. A bill to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for equal coverage of mental health services under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to Senate committee on Finance.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.82 by Vitter, David A bill to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, to limit income eligibility expansions under that program until the lowest income eligible individuals are enrolled, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to Senate committee on Finance.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.84 by Vitter, David A bill to close the loophole that allowed the 9/11 hijackers to obtain credit cards from United States banks that financed their terrorist activities, to ensure that illegal immigrants cannot obtain credit cards to evade United States immigration laws, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to Senate Committees on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.91 by Vitter, David A bill to reduce the amount of financial assistance provided to the Government of Mexico in response to the illegal border crossings from Mexico into the United States, which serve to dissipate the political discontent with the higher unemployment rate within Mexico.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.91 by Vitter, David A bill to reduce the amount of financial assistance provided to the Government of Mexico in response to the illegal border crossings from Mexico into the United States, which serve to dissipate the political discontent with the higher unemployment rate within Mexico.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.95 by Vitter, David A bill to prohibit appropriated funds from being used in contravention of section 642(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.108 by Vitter, David A bill to prohibit the admission of an alien who was detained as an enemy combatant at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, unless the President determines that such admission is consistent with the national security of the United States, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.115 by Vitter, David A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide that wages earned, and self-employment income derived, by individuals while such individuals were not citizens or nationals of the United States and were illegally in the United States shall not be credited for coverage under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program under such title.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Finance.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.147 by Feinstein, Dianne A bill to require the closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to limit the use of certain interrogation techniques, to prohibit interrogation by contractors, to require notification of the International Committee of the Red Cross of detainees, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 6, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Intelligence (Select).
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.168 by Feinstein, Dianne A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for compensation to States incarcerating undocumented aliens charged with a felony or 2 or more misdemeanors.
Introduced: January 8, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Intelligence (Select).
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.203 by Feinstein, Dianne A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the requirements for participation in the visa waiver program and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 12, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.205 by Bingaman, Jeff A bill to authorize additional resources to identify and eliminate illicit sources of firearms smuggled into Mexico for use by violent drug trafficking organizations, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 12, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.225 by Bayh, Evan A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to establish programs to improve the quality, performance, and delivery of pediatric care.
Introduced: January 13, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Finance.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.228 by Bingaman, Jeff A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to permit States, at their option, to require certain individuals to present satisfactory documentary evidence of proof of citizenship or nationality for purposes of eligibility for Medicaid, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 13, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Finance.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.230 by Boxer, Barbara A bill to express United States foreign policy with respect to, and to strengthen United States advocacy on behalf of, individuals persecuted and denied their rights in foreign countries on account of gender, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 13, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.275 by Baucus, Max An original bill to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 16, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Finance.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.301 by Grassley, Chuck A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for transparency in the relationship between physicians and manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, or medical supplies for which payment is made under Medicare, Medicaid, or SCHIP.
Introduced: January 22, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Finance.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.321 by Voinovich, George V. A bill to require the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State to accept passport cards at air ports of entry and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 26, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.339 by Bingaman, Jeff A bill to provide financial aid to local law enforcement officials along the Nation’s borders, and for other purposes.
Introduced: January 28, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.424 by Leahy, Patrick J. A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships.
Introduced: February 28, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.577 by Feinstein, Dianne A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for individuals who engage in schemes to defraud aliens and for other purposes.
Introduced: March 12, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.729 by Durbin, Richard A bill to amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes. (Dream Act)
Introduced: March 26, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.815 by Nelson, Bill A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to exempt surviving spouses of United States citizens from the numerical limitations described in section 201 of such Act.
Introduced: April 2, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.887 by Durbin, Richard A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reform and reduce fraud and abuse in certain visa programs for aliens working temporarily in the United States and for other purposes.
Introduced: April 23, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.905 by Schumer, Charles E. A bill to provide for the granting of posthumous citizenship to certain aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence who died as a result of the shootings at the American Civic Association Community Center in Binghamton, New York on April 3, 2009, and for other purposes.
Introduced: April 28, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.935 by Conrad, Kent A bill to extend subsections (c) and (d) of section 114 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-173) to provide for regulatory stability during the development of facility and patient criteria for long-term care hospitals under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Introduced: April 30, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Finance.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.1038 by Feinstein, Dianne A bill to improve agricultural job opportunities, benefits, and security for aliens in the United States and for other purposes.
Introduced: May 14, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.1085 by Menendez, Robert A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes.
Introduced: May 20, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.1099 by Coburn, Tom A bill to provide comprehensive solutions for the health care system of the United States, and for other purposes.
Introduced: May 20, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Finance.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.1114 by Durbin, Richard A bill to establish a demonstration project to provide for patient-centered medical homes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency in providing medical assistance under the Medicaid program and child health assistance under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Introduced: May 20, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Finance.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.1247 by Menendez, Robert A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes.
Introduced: June 11, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.1298 by Byrd, Robert C. An original bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.
Introduced: June 11, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Appropriations.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.1337 by Akaka, Daniel K. A bill to exempt children of certain Filipino World War II veterans from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas.
Introduced: June 24, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciarys.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.1359 by Landrieu, Mary L. A bill to provide United States citizenship for children adopted from outside the United States, and for other purposes.
Introduced: June 25, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciarys.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.1376 by Klobuchar, Amy A bill to restore immunization and sibling age exemptions for children adopted by United States citizens under the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption to allow their admission to the United States.
Introduced: June 25, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciarys.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.1466 by Debbie Stabenow A bill to establish the position of Deputy United States Trade Representative for Trade Enforcement and a Trade Enforcement Division in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, to establish a Chief Manufacturing Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, to strengthen enforcement of United States intellectual property rights at United States borders, and for other purposes.
Introduced: July 20, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Finance.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.1472 by Durbin, Richard A bill to establish a section within the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice to enforce human rights laws, to make technical and conforming amendments to criminal and immigration laws pertaining to human rights violations, and for other purposes.
Introduced: July 20, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.1688 by Bennett, Robert F. A bill to prevent congressional reapportionment distortions by requiring that, in the questionnaires used in the taking of any decennial census of population, a checkbox or other similar option be included for respondents to indicate citizenship status or lawful presence in the United States.
Introduced: September 17, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.1736 by Lautenberg, Frank R. A bill to provide the spouses and children of aliens who perished in the September 11 terrorist attacks an opportunity to adjust their status to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
Introduced: October 1, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.AMDT.2630 to H.R.2847 by Vitter, David ATo prohibit funds from being used in contravention of section 642(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.
Introduced: October 7, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

Latest Major Action: 10/7/2009 Motion to table amendment SA 2630 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 61 – 38. Record Vote Number: 316.

S.AMDT.2648 to H.R.2847 by Ensign, John To provide additional funds for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program by reducing corporate welfare programs.
Introduced: October 7, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

Latest Major Action: 11/5/2009 Amendment SA 2648 ruled out of order by the chair.

S.2804 by Sanders, Bernard A bill to require employers to certify that they have not and will not lay off a large number of employees before they are allowed to employ foreign workers in the United States, and for other purposes.
Introduced: November 19, 2009. Referred to Senate Committee on Committee on the Judiciary.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.2935 by Grassley, Chuck A bill to clarify that the revocation of an alien’s visa or other documentation is not subject to judicial review.
Introduced: January 20, 2010. Referred to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.2974 by Lugar, Richard G. A bill to establish the Return of Talent Program to allow aliens who are legally present in the United States to return temporarily to the country of citizenship of the alien if that country is engaged in post-conflict or natural disaster reconstruction, and for other purposes.
Introduced: February 2, 2010. Referred to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

S.2998 by Gillibrand, Kirsten E. A bill to temporarily expand the V nonimmigrant visa category to include Haitians whose petition for a family-sponsored immigrant visa was approved on or before January 12, 2010.
Introduced: February 4, 2010. Referred to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
CURRENT COSPONSORS

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