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H.R. 1078 (116th): Repatriate Our Patriots Act

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To prohibit the removal from the United States of certain veterans, to expedite their naturalization, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Vicente Gonzalez

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 15th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Feb 7, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 7, 2019, 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).


40 Cosponsors (38 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Gonzalez Praises House Judiciary Committee for Hearing on Deported Veterans and Immigration Policies
    — Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15] (Sponsor) on Oct 29, 2019

Congressmen Young and Gonzalez Re-Introduce the Repatriate Our Patriots Act
    — Rep. Don Young [R-AK0] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 12, 2019

Congressman Gonzalez Statement on the Court Hearing of Veteran Edgar Baltazar Garcia
    — Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15] (Sponsor) on Apr 29, 2019

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Feb 7, 2019

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H.R. 1078 (116th) 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. 1078. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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