H.R. 640 (113th): Student Visa Security Improvement Act


Feb 13, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 13, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Gus Bilirakis

Representative for Florida's 12th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2013
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to strengthen student visa background checks and improve the monitoring of foreign students in the United States, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/13/2013--Introduced.Student Visa Security Improvement Act - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to:(1) require DHS employees to review the applications, conduct ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 13, 2013

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 640”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (11R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 1211 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 29, 2011

H.R. 4089 (114th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 19, 2015

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