To clarify the rights of all persons who are held or detained at a port of entry or at any detention facility overseen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 5, 2020
Length: 8 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on February 12, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Chairman Nadler Floor Statement in Support of H.R. 5581, the Access to Counsel Act of 2020”
— Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 22, 2020
Jan 10, 2020
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 12, 2020
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Mar 5, 2020
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary
A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.
Apr 21, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1573.
H.R. 5581 (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. 5581. 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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