To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 4, 2012
Length: 28 pages
112th Congress, 2011–2013
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 30, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“Thornberry votes for a first step in immigration reform”
— Rep. Mac Thornberry [R-TX13] on Nov 30, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Sep 20, 2012
Failed in the House Under Suspension
Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.
Nov 29, 2012
Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 821 (112th).
Nov 30, 2012
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
H.R. 6429 (112th) 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.
This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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