To prohibit Executive agencies from using the derogatory term "alien" to refer to an individual who is not a citizen or national of the United States, to amend chapter 1 of title 1, United States Code, to establish a uniform definition for the term "foreign national", and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 20th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2015
Length: 6 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on October 21, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Congressman Ruben Gallego Co-Sponsors Legislation to Change the Term Alien in Federal Law”
— Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ7] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 23, 2015
Oct 21, 2015
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Jul 16, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3776.
H.R. 3785 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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