S. 2146: Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act


Oct 6, 2015


Failed Cloture on Oct 20, 2015

This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on October 20, 2015. 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.


David Vitter

Senior Senator from Louisiana



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Last Updated: Oct 7, 2015
Length: 18 pages


21% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to hold sanctuary jurisdictions accountable for defying Federal law, to increase penalties for individuals who illegally reenter the United States after being removed, and to provide liability protection for State and local law enforcement who cooperate with Federal law enforcement and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


This is legislation proposing to block federal funding for so-called sanctuary cities that do not comply with DHS-issued detainer requests for illegal immigrants.

“It’s absolutely ridiculous for a U.S. city to ignore our nation’s immigration laws and provide safe harbor for illegal immigrants, and my bill will send the clear message to all sanctuary cities that their ...

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Oct 6, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 7, 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.

Oct 20, 2015
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

Passed House

Signed by the President

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