A bill to establish new special immigrant categories, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Kansas. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2005
Length: 10 pages
109th Congress (2005–2006)
This bill was introduced on March 16, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
3 Cosponsors (3 Democrats)
Jun 26, 2003
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1353 (108th).
Mar 16, 2005
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S. 644 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 644. This is the one from the 109th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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