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S. 4644 (117th): Voice for Victims Act

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According to these Republicans, Biden is like the Greek goddess Hera, because he can take away your VOICE.


Within his first week in office, former President Donald Trump issued an executive order establishing the creation of an office for victims of crimes committed by “removable aliens,” or immigrants eligible for deportation. Three months later, In April 2017, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement office, nicknamed VOICE.

“All crime is terrible, but these victims are unique — and too often ignored,” then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said in a press release announcing the office. “They are casualties of crimes that should never have taken place, because the people who victimized them oftentimes should not have been in the country in …

Sponsor and status

Thom Tillis

Sponsor. Senior Senator for North Carolina. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 27, 2022
Length: 3 pages
Jul 27, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 27, 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).


2 Cosponsors (2 Republicans)



Jul 27, 2022

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S. 4644 (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 S. 4644. 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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