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S. 2135: Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in Customs and Border Protection Custody Act

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A bill to require U.S. Customs and Border Protection to perform an initial health screening on detainees, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Tom Udall

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Mexico. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 17, 2019
Length: 18 pages
Jul 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jul 17, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 17, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
See Instead

H.R. 3239 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Jul 24, 2019


Position statements

What legislators are saying

VIDEO: Udall, Heinrich Lead Hearing on Mistreatment of Children at the Border
    — Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM] (Sponsor) on Jul 23, 2019

Udall, Heinrich, Brown Introduce Bill to Ensure Humane and Safe Conditions and Treatment for People in CBP Custody
    — Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 22, 2019

Udall, Heinrich To Hold Hearing On Treatment Of Children At The Border
    — Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 22, 2019

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Jul 17, 2019

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S. 2135 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2135. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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