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H.R. 15 (113th): Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

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To provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Joe Garcia

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 26th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 2, 2013
Length: 1137 pages
Oct 2, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 2, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


200 Cosponsors (197 Democrats, 3 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Lofgren: President Obamas actions are legal, its time to end the criticism and pass a bill
    — Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 2, 2014

Polis Votes Against CROmnibus Spending Bill
    — Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 11, 2014

Amidst Surge in Unaccompanied Children Crossing U.S. Border, Norton to Meet Today with Latino Leaders
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 8, 2014

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Oct 2, 2013

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 15 (113th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 15. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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