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H.R. 3670: Short-Term Detention Standards Act

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To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to ensure access to appropriate temporary shelter, food, and water for individuals apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and for other purposes.

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Elissa Slotkin

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Jul 10, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 25, 2019

This bill passed in the House on July 25, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Slotkin Demands Answers, Calls for Action to Alleviate Suffering at Southern Border in Letter to Homeland Security Secretary, Announces Trip to Southern Border
    — Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI8] (Sponsor) on Jul 18, 2019

Upton votes for, House passes Short-Term Detention Standards Act
    — Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 25, 2019

the daily leader: thursday, july 25, 2019
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jul 25, 2019

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Jul 10, 2019

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Jul 17, 2019
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Jul 25, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

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