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S. 2090 (116th): Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act

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A bill to direct the Attorney General to submit to Congress investigative materials in the event of certain pardons granted by the President, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Catherine Cortez Masto

Sponsor. Senator for Nevada. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 11, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Jul 11, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 11, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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).


4 Cosponsors (4 Democrats)

See Instead

H.R. 7694 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Jul 23, 2020


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Hirono, Senate Democrats Urge Trump Administration to Rescind Termination of the Filipino World War II Veteran Parole Program
    — Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 18, 2019

Harris, Durbin Lead 33 Senators Demanding Administration Comply With Supreme Court Decision On DACA
    — Vice President Kamala Harris [D] on Jul 14, 2020

Senate Dems Call on Administration to Comply With Supreme Court Decision, End Attack on DACA
    — Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] on Jul 14, 2020

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Jul 11, 2019

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

S. 2090 (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 S. 2090. 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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