H.R. 2597 (105th): Equity for Immigrants Act


Oct 1, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 1, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Elizabeth Furse

Representative for Oregon's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 1, 1997
Length: 5 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To rescind restrictions on welfare and public benefits for legal immigrants enacted by title IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, and to reduce arms transfer subsidies.

Summary (CRS)

TABLE OF CONTENTS: TitleI - Termination of Provisions of Public Law 104-193 Restricting Welfare and Public Benefits for Legal Immigrants Title II: Reduction in Arms Transfer Subsidies Equity for Immigrants ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 1, 1997

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2597”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


26 cosponsors (25D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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