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S. 42: Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act

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A bill to ensure that State and local law enforcement may cooperate with Federal officials to protect our communities from violent criminals and suspected terrorists who are illegally present in the United States.

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Sponsor and status

Patrick “Pat” Toomey

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Pennsylvania. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 26, 2021
Length: 9 pages
Jan 26, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jan 26, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 26, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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18 Cosponsors (18 Republicans)

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

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What legislators are saying

Signed Into Law: Rep. Sherrill Secures Funding for Ten NJ-11 Community Projects To Address Mental Health, Childcare, Affordable Housing, the Environment, and Public Safety
    — Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11] on Mar 15, 2022

Community Leaders Across Nevada Praise Critical Project Funding Secured by Rosen, Cortez Masto
    — Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV] on Apr 12, 2022

Malliotakis Announces Winners of 2021 Presidents' Day Essay Contest
    — Rep. Nicole Malliotakis [R-NY11] on Mar 22, 2022

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Jan 26, 2021

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S. 42 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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