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H.R. 7052 (115th): No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act of 2018

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Sponsor and status

Judy Chu

Sponsor. Representative for California's 27th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 9, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Oct 9, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 9, 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).


57 Cosponsors (57 Democrats)



Oct 9, 2018

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

H.R. 7052 (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. 7052. 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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