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H.R. 1298: Higher Education Dream Act of 2019

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To prohibit discrimination in higher education against certain undocumented students on the basis of immigration status, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

John Lewis

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2019
Length: 7 pages
Feb 15, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Feb 15, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 15, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Lewis: Still More Work to Do for Dreamers and Immigrants
    — Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5, 1987-2020] (Sponsor) on Jun 18, 2020

Rep. Cisneros Statement on the Introduction of the Dream and Promise Act of 2019
    — Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 13, 2019

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Sends Letter to President Bush Demanding $1 Billion Supplemental Appropriation for AIDS Bill
    — Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13] on Jul 11, 2003

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Feb 15, 2019

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H.R. 1298 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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