About the bill
The last bill President Obama signed was H.R. 39 in the 115th Congress, a successor to this bill, the Tested Ability to Leverage Exceptional National Talent Act, or the TALENT Act. It is now Public Law 115–1.
What the law does
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 23rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 13, 2016
Length: 7 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 12, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
Jul 7, 2016
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 12, 2016
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
Jan 20, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Enacted — Signed by the President
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 39 (115th).
H.R. 5658 (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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5658. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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