To amend the Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to complete the required 700-mile southwest border fencing by December 31, 2016, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 15th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 4, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Jan 4, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on January 4, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Jan 13, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4391 (114th).
Jan 4, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
H.R. 278 (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.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
How to cite this information.
We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:
GovTrack.us. (2019). H.R. 278 — 115th Congress: Finish the Fence Act of 2017. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr278
“H.R. 278 — 115th Congress: Finish the Fence Act of 2017.” www.GovTrack.us. 2017. April 18, 2019 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr278>
Finish the Fence Act of 2017, H.R. 278, 115th Cong..
|title=H.R. 278 (115th)
|accessdate=April 18, 2019
|author=115th Congress (2017)
|date=January 4, 2017
|quote=Finish the Fence Act of 2017
Where is this information from?
GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.