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H.R. 6648: Secure America’s Borders First Act

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Mexico and Ukraine are thousands of miles apart, but this legislation would tie together the U.S. response to both nations.

Context

Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union until 1991. A portion of the population, particularly along the eastern portion which borders Russia, retains a strong cultural Russian affiliation. In February, the Russian military invaded Ukraine with the intent of replacing its democratically elected government with a Russian-controlled one.

This could potentially become the largest European land invasion since World War II. In response, in early February, President Joe Biden deployed 3,000 troops to NATO member countries adjacent to Ukraine to assist with Ukrainian refugees, with the possibility of more troops to come if the situation escalates further.

Meanwhile, in July 2021, U.S. Border Patrol reported its …

Sponsor and status

Matthew Rosendale Sr.

Sponsor. Representative for Montana At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2022
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Feb 8, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Feb 8, 2022

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 8, 2022. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

9 Cosponsors (9 Republicans)

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Feb 8, 2022
 
Introduced

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H.R. 6648 is 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.

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