To require that the Secretary of Homeland Security certify that refugees admitted to the United States from Iraq or Syria are not security threats to the United States prior to admission.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 8th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2015
Length: 3 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on November 16, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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53 Cosponsors (52 Republicans, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Zeldin Signs onto Seven Legislative Initiatives to Halt Influx of Syrian Refugees”
— Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 18, 2015
“Farenthold: US Should Urge More Screening for Refugees, Not Less”
— Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 8, 2016
Nov 16, 2015
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H.R. 3999 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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