To protect the separation of powers in the Constitution of the United States by ensuring that the President takes care that the laws be faithfully executed, 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: Mar 13, 2014
Length: 5 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 12, 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).
22 Cosponsors (22 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Goodlatte praises passage of resolution authorizing lawsuit against the president”
— Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6, 1993-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 30, 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
Mar 4, 2014
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 5, 2014
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 12, 2014
Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 511 (113th).
Mar 12, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
H.R. 4138 (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. 4138. 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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