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S. 2193 (114th): Kate’s Law

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The issue of immigration has played a central role in the presidential race, particularly on the Republican side. Among the three top remaining GOP contenders, frontrunner Donald Trump has advocated a temporary ban on all Muslims seeking to enter the United States. and proposed revoking the Constitution’s guarantee of birthright citizenship, while perhaps the biggest concern among Republican primary voters regarding Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is his 2013 support for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), an immigration hardliner, has sponsored two main bills this session to address the issue of undocumented immigrants. S. 2193, Kate’s Law, and S. 1762, the Establishing Mandatory Minimums for Illegal Reentry Act — with only slightvariations between the two — would both essentially do the same thing: …

Sponsor and status

Ted Cruz

Sponsor. Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 22, 2015
Length: 6 pages
Oct 21, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on July 6, 2016.

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).


10 Cosponsors (10 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Inhofe Votes for Immigration Legislation to End Sanctuary Cities, Increase Penalties for Criminal Illegal Immigrants
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK, 1994-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 6, 2016

Sen. Burr Statement on Senate Democrats Filibuster of Kates Law and Sanctuary Cities Bills
    — Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC, 2005-2022] on Jul 6, 2016

Daines Works to Protect Americans from Dangerous Criminals
    — Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT] on Jul 6, 2016

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Oct 21, 2015

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Jul 6, 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.

S. 2193 (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 S. 2193. 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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