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H.R. 3328 (116th): Citizenship Affordability Act

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Considering that 40% of Americans don’t have $400 in the bank, is $725 too much to charge for a U.S. citizenship application — especially considering the dire financial circumstances of many applicants?


It costs $725 to apply for U.S. citizenship, up considerably from only $60 back in 1989.

Under current law, though, there are a few ways that can be reduced. If you earn less than 150% of the federal poverty line, the fee is waived entirely. If you earn between 150% and 200% of the federal poverty line, your fee is cut from $725 to $405.

However, many believe that this cost is still too high — and also that the fee reductions should apply to some people making more than 200% of the federal …

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Norma Torres

Sponsor. Representative for California's 35th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 18, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Jun 18, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 18, 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).


29 Cosponsors (29 Democrats)



Jun 18, 2019

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H.R. 3328 (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. 3328. 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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