New Cosponsor — Sep 11, 2013
New Cosponsor: Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA]
The bill now has 30 cosponsors (27 Democrats, 2 Independents, 1 Republican).
Feb 13, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015
This bill was introduced on February 13, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Senior Senator from Vermont
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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2013
Length: 23 pages
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.
Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.
Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 14, 2011
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Civic Impulse. (2015). S. 296 — 113th Congress: Uniting American Families Act of 2013. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s296
“S. 296 — 113th Congress: Uniting American Families Act of 2013.” www.GovTrack.us. 2013. July 3, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s296>
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