H.R. 405: To permit Members of Congress to administer the oath of allegiance to applicants for naturalization.

Introduced:
Jan 23, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% 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 23, 2013
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 249 (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 23, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 23, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 23, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

3% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

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

 
Summary

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/23/2013--Introduced.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit each applicant for naturalization to choose to have the oath of allegiance for naturalization administered by a Member of Congress, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner (Member).
Limits the administration of the oath: (1) by a Senator to individuals who reside in the Senator's state; and (2) by a Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner to individuals who reside in the respective congressional district.
Limits the Member's authority solely to the administration of such oath.
Prohibits a Member from administering the oath during the 90-day period before any election for federal, state, or local office in which the Member is a candidate.
Requires a Member to administer the oath only at times and places designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS).
Prohibits a Member from administering the oath during any period in which exclusive authority to administer it may be exercised by an eligible court for the person concerned, unless the court has waived such exclusive authority.

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