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H.R. 3973 (113th): Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014

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To amend section 530D of title 28, United States Code.

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Sponsor and status

Ron DeSantis

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2014
Length: 2 pages
Jan 29, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 13, 2014 but was never passed by the Senate.

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).


37 Cosponsors (37 Republicans)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014 (Mar 12, 2014)

What legislators are saying

Latta Supports Legislation to Rein In Executive Overreach
    — Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 13, 2014

Rep. Kelly Releases 2014 Year-End Report for Constituents
    — Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA16] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 31, 2014

in floor speech, Gutiérrez asks republicans to “do the math” on deporting the parents of u.s. citizens
    — Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4, 1993-2018] on Mar 13, 2014

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Jan 29, 2014

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Mar 5, 2014
Ordered Reported

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.

Mar 13, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 3973 (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. 3973. 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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