Sponsor and status
Edward “Ted” Kennedy
Sponsor. Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2007
Length: 762 pages
110th Congress (2007–2009)
This bill was introduced on June 18, 2007, 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).
1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“Senator Burr Votes Against Cloture on Immigration Reform Bill”
— Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC, 2005-2022] on Jun 28, 2007
Jun 18, 2007
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S. 1639 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1639. This is the one from the 110th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes, S. 1639, 110th Cong. (2007).
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