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H.R. 549 (116th): Venezuela TPS Act of 2019

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To designate Venezuela under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit nationals of Venezuela to be eligible for temporary protected status under such section, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Darren Soto

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jan 15, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 25, 2019 but was never passed by the Senate.

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).

Cosponsors

33 Cosponsors (29 Democrats, 4 Republicans)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Declaracin del congresista Sires sobre la reunin con el presidente venezolano Juan Guaid
    — Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ8] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 6, 2020

Sen. Rick Scott to Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Pass Resolution Urging International Olympic Committee to Move 2022 Games out of Communist China
    — Sen. Rick Scott [R-FL] on Oct 7, 2020

Harris, Menendez, Durbin, Schumer Democrats Once Again Call on Trump to Grant TPS for Venezuelans
    — Vice President Kamala Harris [D] on Jul 27, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 549 will add $1 billion in new spending through 2029.

History

Jan 15, 2019
 
Introduced

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May 22, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 23, 2019
 
Failed in the House Under Suspension

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Jul 23, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Jul 25, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Mar 10, 2020
 
Considered by Communications and Technology

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 15, 2020
 
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

H.R. 549 (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. 549. 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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