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H.R. 514 (115th): HELD Act

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To deny Federal funding to any State or political subdivision of a State that has in effect any law, policy, or procedure that prevents or impedes a State or local law enforcement official from maintaining custody of an alien pursuant to an immigration detainer issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Ken Calvert

Sponsor. Representative for California's 42nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Jan 13, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 13, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


5 Cosponsors (5 Republicans)


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Rep. Calvert Reintroduces Bill to Prevent Criminal Illegal Immigrants from Being Released
    — Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42] (Sponsor) on Jan 13, 2017

Smith's Remarks in Support of the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] on May 9, 2018

Rep. Calvert Reintroduces Bill to Prevent Criminal Illegal Immigrants from Being Released
    — Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42] (Sponsor) on Jan 13, 2017

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Jan 13, 2017

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

H.R. 514 (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. 514. 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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