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H.R. 22 (115th): SMART Border Act of 2017

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To provide for operational control of the international border of the United States, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Ted Poe

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2017
Length: 22 pages
Jan 3, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 3, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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).


5 Cosponsors (5 Republicans)


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What legislators are saying

Noem Applauds Trump's Actions to Address Opioid Epidemic
    — Rep. Kristi Noem [R-SD, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 26, 2017

Congressman Denny Heck urges President Trump to withdraw nomination of Scott Garrett to lead Export-Import Bank
    — Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10, 2013-2020] on Jul 25, 2017

Following Curbelo Legislation Signed into Law, EPA Invites Miami-Dade County to Apply for WIFIA Loan
    — Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018] on Jul 24, 2017

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Jan 3, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 22 (115th) 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. 22. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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