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H.R. 3985 (117th): 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)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 22, 2021 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).


140 Cosponsors (104 Democrats, 36 Republicans)


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

House Votes to pass Crow Legislation to Increase Visa Cap for Afghan Interpreters, Other Partners and Streamline Visa Process
    — Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO6] (Sponsor) on Jul 22, 2021

Courtney Statement on the Afghan Governments Collapse
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 16, 2021

Congressman Griffiths Weekly E-Newsletter 8.19.21
    — Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9] on Aug 19, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 3985 will add $869 million in new spending through 2031.


Jun 17, 2021

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Jul 15, 2021
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Rule).

Jul 22, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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