S. 3100: Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act


Jun 27, 2016


Failed Cloture on Jul 6, 2016

This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on July 6, 2016. 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.


Patrick “Pat” Toomey

Junior Senator from Pennsylvania



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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2016
Length: 10 pages


21% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to ensure that State and local law enforcement may cooperate with Federal officials to protect our communities from violent criminals and suspected terrorists who are illegally present in the United States.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


A “sanctuary city” is a city that protects illegal immigrants from federal or state prosecution, either by expressly prohibiting or never requiring legal inquiries about immigration status. There are more than 300 sanctuary cities in the United States.

There have been many Republican attempts to prevent sanctuary cities. The latest is S. 3100, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, which ...

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Jun 27, 2016

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 28, 2016
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 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.

Passed Senate

Passed House

Signed by the President

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