H.R. 140 (112th): Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011


Jan 5, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Steve King

Representative for Iowa's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth.

Summary (CRS)

1/5/2011--Introduced.Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to consider a person born in the United States "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States for ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 5, 2011

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. 140”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


90 cosponsors (90R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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Related Bills

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H.R. 140 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 3, 2013

S. 723 (Related)
Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 5, 2011

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