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H.R. 158 (114th): Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015

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To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide enhanced security measures for the visa waiver program, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Candice Miller

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2015
Length: 21 pages
Jan 6, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 2029: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 18, 2015. (compare text)

93 Cosponsors (64 Republicans, 29 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Securing Michigan Priorities
    — Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 18, 2015

rep. john Katko speaks on the floor of the u.s. house of representatives in support of the visa waiver program improvement act
    — Rep. John Katko [R-NY24, 2015-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 9, 2015

Conyers, Kildee, Dingell, Lawrence Release Joint Statement on Visa Waiver Program Legislation
    — Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14, 2015-2022] on Dec 9, 2015

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Jan 6, 2015

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Jun 25, 2015
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Dec 7, 2015
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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Dec 8, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 158 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 158. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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