About the bill
The Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act (H.R. 3009) would end funding from the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program to state or local governments that inhibit the enforcement of federal immigration laws or prohibit officials from gathering information on the citizenship of any individual. According to a press release by bill sponsor Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA50), the bill is designed to penalize “sanctuary cities,” which provide shelter for illegal immigrants, for refusing to cooperate with the federal government on immigration policy. The bill passed the House by a partisan vote of 241–179 with Republicans voting in favor and Democrats voting against.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 50th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2015
Length: 4 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 23, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.
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44 Cosponsors (44 Republicans)
Statement of Administration Policy
What legislators are saying
Mar 16, 2011
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1134 (112th).
Jul 9, 2015
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Jul 23, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
H.R. 3009 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3009. 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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