To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve immigration law enforcement within the interior of the United States, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2014
Length: 182 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
This bill was introduced on June 18, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
39 Cosponsors (39 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Gowdy Introduces Robust Interior Enforcement Bill”
— Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018] (Sponsor) on Jun 6, 2013
“Poe hails passage of the safe act”
— Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2, 2005-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 20, 2013
“Helping Local Businesses Grow”
— Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9] on Jun 21, 2013
Jun 6, 2013
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jun 13, 2013
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
Jun 18, 2013
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
H.R. 2278 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2278. 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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