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H.R. 565: AMIGOS Act

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To include Portugal in the list of foreign states whose nationals are eligible for admission into the United States as E1 and E2 nonimmigrants if United States nationals are treated similarly by the Government of Portugal.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

David Cicilline

Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 4, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Jan 15, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Dec 3, 2019

This bill passed in the House on December 3, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
21% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Cicilline Bill to Strengthen U.S.-Portuguese Relations Passes House
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Sponsor) on Dec 3, 2019

Costa Issues Statement on House Passage of the AMIGOS Act, Calls on Senate to Act
    — Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA16] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 3, 2019

Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 565, the Advancing Mutual Interests and Growing Our Success (AMIGOS) Act of 2019
    — Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] on Oct 23, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 565 will be negligible.

History

Jan 15, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Oct 23, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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.

Nov 29, 2019
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Dec 3, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 565 is 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.

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