H.R. 4038: American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015

Introduced:

Nov 17, 2015

Status:

Failed Cloture on Jan 20, 2016

This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on January 20, 2016. Cloture is required to move past a Senate filibuster or the threat of a filibuster and takes a 3/5ths vote. In practice, most bills must pass cloture to move forward in the Senate.

Sponsor:

Michael McCaul

Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 19, 2015
Length: 6 pages

Prognosis:

15% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To require that supplemental certifications and background investigations be completed prior to the admission of certain aliens as refugees, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

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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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.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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