To amend section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the visa waiver program, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 4, 2013
Length: 16 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
This bill was introduced on February 4, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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23 Cosponsors (17 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Jan 31, 2012
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3855 (112th).
Feb 4, 2013
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Jun 8, 2015
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2686 (114th).
H.R. 490 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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