S. 296 (113th): Uniting American Families Act of 2013


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.


Patrick Leahy

Senior Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2013
Length: 23 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships.

Summary (CRS)

2/13/2013--Introduced.Uniting American Families Act of 2013 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to include a "permanent partner" within the scope of such Act. Defines a "permanent partner" as an ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 13, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 296”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


30 cosponsors (27D, 2I, 1R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 821 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 14, 2011

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