H.R. 4038 (114th): American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015

A bill that would expand background checks on Iraqi and Syrian refugees hoping to enter the United States has moved quickly through congressional procedures. H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies SAFE Act, received a House vote on November 19, just two days after it was introduced. The vote succeeded 289-137 with almost all Republicans and 47 Democrats ...

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Overview

Introduced:

Nov 17, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on January 20, 2016.

Sponsor:

Michael McCaul

Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 19, 2015
Length: 6 pages

History

Nov 17, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 19, 2015
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jan 20, 2016
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

H.R. 4038 (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.

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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