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H.R. 2955 (116th): PLANE Act

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About the bill

Does an airport have the right to withhold their planes from transporting undocumented immigrants at ICE’s request?

Context and what the bill does

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) transports undocumented immigrants from all over the country to detention facilities. In April 2019, King County, Washington made national headlines by banning their local airport from participating in such ICE flights.

The Prohibiting Local Airports from Neglecting Enforcement (PLANE) Act would ban taxpayer dollars from going to any airport which doesn’t cooperate with ICE.

It was introduced in the House on May 23 as bill number H.R. 2955, by Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL6).

What supporters say

Supporters argue the bill helps national security and immigration enforcement, which is targeted with making sure all immigrants come to this country legally ...

Sponsor and status

Gary Palmer

Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2019
Length: 3 pages
May 23, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 23, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.



May 23, 2019

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

H.R. 2955 (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. 2955. 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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