To require the release of most aliens detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a national emergency related to a communicable disease.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2020
Length: 14 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on April 17, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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44 Cosponsors (44 Democrats)
Apr 17, 2020
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H.R. 6537 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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