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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 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).


195 Cosponsors (195 Democrats)


Position statements

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-NY12] (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, 2013-2020] (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.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6135. 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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