H.R. 215: Baseball Diplomacy Act

Introduced:
Jan 04, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
José Serrano
Representative for New York's 15th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 04, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 256 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 07, 2011

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 4, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 04, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 04, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

2% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To waive certain prohibitions with respect to nationals of Cuba coming to the United States to play organized professional baseball.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Foreign Affairs

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/4/2013--Introduced.
Baseball Diplomacy Act - Waives certain foreign assistance and trade and travel prohibitions against Cuba under specified federal law regarding Cuban nationals who: (1) enter the United States on a visa to play organized professional baseball, and (2) return to Cuba with their baseball earnings. States that such visa shall be valid only for the duration of the season and need not be renewed as long as the player remains with the same team.
Prohibits the President from denying visas to such nationals based upon authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act to restrict any entry of aliens or class of aliens that would be detrimental to U.S. interests.
Declares that this Act shall not be affected by the economic embargo requirements against Cuba under the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996.

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