H.R. 371 (105th): Hmong Veterans’ Naturalization Act of 1997


Jan 7, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 17, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Bruce Vento

Representative for Minnesota's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 7, 1997
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About the bill

Full Title

To expedite the naturalization of aliens who served with special guerrilla units in Laos.

Summary (CRS)

1/7/1997--Introduced.Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 1997 - Waives the English language naturalization requirement for certain aliens (or their spouses or widows) who served with special guerilla units in Laos. Provides ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 7, 1997

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 17, 1998
Reported by Committee

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 371”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


77 cosponsors (52D, 25R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 1490 (104th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 7, 1995

H.R. 371 (106th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Enacted — Signed by the President
May 26, 2000

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