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H.R. 3398: REAL ID Act Modification for Freely Associated States Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3398 amends the Real ID Act of 2005 to clarify a citizen of the Freely Associated States (FAS)—the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau—who has been admitted to the United States as a nonimmigrant pursuant to a Compact of Free Association between the United States and the FAS is eligible for a driver's license or personal identification card. The REAL ID Act included an outdated and defunct term, “the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands,” which ...

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Don Young

Sponsor. Representative for Alaska At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2018
Length: 1 pages

Jul 25, 2017


Passed House & Senate (President next) on Dec 6, 2018

This bill was passed by Congress on December 6, 2018 and goes to the President next.


17% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 25, 2017

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Feb 6, 2018
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Sep 12, 2018
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Sep 26, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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Dec 6, 2018
Passed Senate

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