To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve visa security, visa applicant vetting, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 23rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 16, 2016
Length: 10 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on June 8, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
May 16, 2016
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Jun 8, 2016
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Dec 8, 2016
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security
A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.
Jul 26, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Ordered Reported
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2626 (115th).
H.R. 5253 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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