H.R. 998: Preclearance Authorization Act of 2015

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Introduced:

Feb 13, 2015

Status:

Passed House on Jul 27, 2015

This bill passed in the House on July 27, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Patrick Meehan

Representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2015
Length: 28 pages

Prognosis:

11% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To establish the conditions under which the Secretary of Homeland Security may establish preclearance facilities, conduct preclearance operations, and provide customs services outside the United States, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Feb 13, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 25, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 27, 2015
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 15, 2015
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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