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H.R. 6135 (115th): Keep Families Together Act

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To limit the separation of families at or near ports of entry.

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Sponsor and status

Jerrold Nadler

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 10th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 19, 2018
Length: 13 pages
Jun 19, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 19, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

House Democrats Gather in Front of U.S. Capitol to Introduce Keep Families Together Act, Legislation to End Family Separation at the Border
    — Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] (Sponsor) on Jun 20, 2018

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, Colleen Hanabusa Vote to Keep the Government Open, Strengthen Missile Defense, Fund Opioid Abuse Treatment, Support Community Health Centers in Funding Bill
    — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI2] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 27, 2018

Rosen joins members urging dhs and hhs to withdraw proposed regulations that undermine the flores settlement
    — Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 11, 2018

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Jun 19, 2018

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H.R. 6135 (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.

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