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H.R. 3985: Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs Act of 2021

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To amend the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 to expedite the special immigrant visa process for certain Afghan allies, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jason Crow

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2021
Length: 8 pages
Jun 17, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 22, 2021

This bill passed in the House on July 22, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


140 Cosponsors (104 Democrats, 36 Republicans)

23% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 3985 – Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs Act of 2021 (Jul 19, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Courtney-Cosponsored, Bipartisan Bill to Expedite Visa Process for Afghan Interpreters and Support Americas Allies Passes the House
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 22, 2021

Congressman Gonzalez Votes to Save Afghan Allies and Families
    — Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX15] on Jul 22, 2021

Adams Votes to Honor our Promise, Protect our Afghan Partners
    — Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC12] on Jul 22, 2021

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Jun 17, 2021

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Jul 15, 2021
On House Schedule

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Jul 15, 2021
Text Published

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Jul 22, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 3985 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 H.R. 3985. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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