H.R. 2885 (112th): Legal Workforce Act


Sep 12, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 21, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 12, 2011
Length: 64 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/12/2011--Introduced.Legal Workforce Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish an employment eligibility verification system (EEVS), patterned after the E-Verify ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 12, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 21, 2011
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2885”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


78 cosponsors (74R, 4D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 1772 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 26, 2013

H.R. 2164 (Related)
Legal Workforce Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 14, 2011

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