H.R. 2578 (105th): Visa Waiver Pilot Program Extension bill


Sep 30, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 25, 1998 but was never passed by the Senate.


Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 7, 1997
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend the visa waiver pilot program, and to provide for the collection of data with respect to the number of non-immigrants who remain in the United States after the expiration of the period of stay authorized by the Attorney General.

Summary (CRS)

3/25/1998--Passed House amended.Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to the visa waiver pilot program to: (1) extend the program through September 30, 2000; and (2) permit program eligibility ... Read more >

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Sep 30, 1997

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Oct 7, 1997
Reported by Committee

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Mar 25, 1998
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2578”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Mar 25, 1998 5:01 p.m.
Agreed to 360/46
Mar 25, 1998 5:26 p.m.
Passed 407/0

Related Bills

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S. 1178 (Related)
Visa Waiver Pilot Program Reauthorization Act of 1997

Enacted — Signed by the President
Apr 27, 1998

H.Res. 391 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Mar 25, 1998

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