H.R. 4997 (109th): Physicians for Underserved Areas Act


Mar 16, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 12, 2007

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 12, 2007.


Pub.L. 109-477


Jerry Moran

Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2006
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About the bill

Full Title

To extend for 2 years the authority to grant waivers of the foreign country residence requirement with respect to certain international medical graduates.

Summary (CRS)

1/12/2007--Public Law.Physicians for Underserved Areas Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994, as amended, to extend the J-1 visa (medical services in underserved areas) program ... Read more >


Mar 16, 2006

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Sep 27, 2006
Reported by Committee

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Dec 6, 2006
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 9, 2006
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 12, 2007
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4997”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (5D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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S. 2425 (Related)
A bill to apply amendments to the Immigration and Nationality Act related to providing ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 15, 2006

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