New Cosponsor — May 6, 2010
New Cosponsor: Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13]
The bill now has 21 cosponsors (18 Republicans, 3 Democrats).
Feb 4, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010
This bill was introduced on February 4, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district
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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2010
Length: 2 pages
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.
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 >
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 4603 — 111th Congress: Haitian Orphan Placement Effort Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr4603
“H.R. 4603 — 111th Congress: Haitian Orphan Placement Effort Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2010. December 1, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr4603>
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