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H.R. 2189 (114th): Walter Patterson and Werner Foerster Justice and Extradition Act

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To direct the President to submit to Congress a report on fugitives currently residing in other countries whose extradition is sought by the United States and related matters.

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Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 30, 2015
Length: 5 pages
Apr 30, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 30, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

Fidel Castro is Gone, but What Comes Next?
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Nov 29, 2016

Smith bill to help bring convicted criminals living abroad to justice passes markup
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Sep 22, 2016

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Former Cuban political prisoners, including Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, Dr. Oscar Biscet, testify on Capitol Hill</span>Deplorable and Deteriorating: The Cuban Human Rights Situation
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Jul 13, 2016

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Apr 30, 2015

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Sep 22, 2016
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H.R. 2189 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

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