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H.R. 6648 (117th): 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.


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

Sponsor. Representative for Montana At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2022
Length: 3 pages
Feb 8, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 8, 2022, 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).


9 Cosponsors (9 Republicans)



Feb 8, 2022

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

H.R. 6648 (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. 6648. 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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