H.R. 4603 (111th): Haitian Orphan Placement Effort Act


Feb 4, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 4, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Peter “Pete” Hoekstra

Representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2010
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About the bill

Full Title

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to expand the humanitarian parole policy announced on January 18, 2010, to children legally confirmed as orphans eligible for intercountry adoption by the Government of Haiti prior to the earthquake on January 12, 2010, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/4/2010--Introduced.Haitian Orphan Placement Effort Act or the HOPE Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to expand the humanitarian parole policy for certain Haitian orphans announced on January ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 4, 2010

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4603”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


21 cosponsors (18R, 3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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