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H.R. 8225 (116th): Fight Notario Fraud Act of 2020

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To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain types of fraud in the provision of immigration services, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 26th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 19, 2020
Length: 7 pages
Sep 11, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 1, 2020 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).


2 Cosponsors (2 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

La Cámara aprueba la legislación de Mucarsel-Powell para detener el fraude a manos de notarios
    — Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL26, 2019-2020] (Sponsor) on Oct 1, 2020

Correa Applauds Bipartisan Work By House Judiciary Committee On Behalf Of All Americans
    — Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA46] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 15, 2020

Chairman Nadler Praises Unanimous House Passage of 5 Judiciary Bills
    — Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] on Oct 1, 2020

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Sep 11, 2020

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Sep 15, 2020
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Sep 24, 2020
Ordered Reported

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Sep 25, 2020
Text Published

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Oct 1, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 8225 (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. 8225. 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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