S. 703: A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the eligibility of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region for designation for participation in the visa waiver program for certain visitors to the United States.

Introduced:
Apr 11, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
14% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Mazie Hirono
Junior Senator from Hawaii
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 11, 2013
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1923 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 09, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 11, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Apr 11, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 11, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

37% chance of getting past committee.
14% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)
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Senate Judiciary

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4/11/2013--Introduced.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to make the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China (PRC) eligible for designation as a visa waiver program country.

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