H.R. 418 (109th): REAL ID Act of 2005


Jan 26, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 10, 2005 but was never passed by the Senate.


James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 17, 2005
Length: 58 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To establish and rapidly implement regulations for State driver's license and identification document security standards, to prevent terrorists from abusing the asylum laws of the United States, to unify terrorism-related grounds for inadmissibility and removal, and to ensure expeditious construction of the San Diego border fence.

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Jan 26, 2005

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Feb 10, 2005
Passed House

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140 cosponsors (138R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Feb 10, 2005 1:55 p.m.
Failed 185/236
Feb 10, 2005 2:05 p.m.
Failed 179/243
Feb 10, 2005 2:41 p.m.
Passed 261/161

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Enacted — Signed by the President
May 11, 2005

H.Res. 151 (Related)
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Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Mar 15, 2005

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