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H.R. 1298 (116th): 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 R. 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)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 15, 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).


52 Cosponsors (52 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Lewis: Still More Work to Do for Dreamers and Immigrants
    — Rep. John R. 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, 2019-2020] (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-CA12] on Jul 11, 2003

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Feb 15, 2019

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

H.R. 1298 (116th) 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. 1298. 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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