H.R. 3785: Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act

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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Oct 21, 2015


Referred to Committee on Oct 21, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on October 21, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Joaquin Castro

Representative for Texas's 20th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 21, 2015
Length: 6 pages


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Oct 21, 2015

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