2015: Senate vote on Trade Promotion Authority which replaced the text of H.R. 2146
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To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Federal law enforcement officers, firefighters, and air traffic controllers to make penalty-free withdrawals from governmental plans after age 50, and for other purposes.
The Amnesty Threat Level is at Code Red this week after our Capitol Hill team got word last week that Reps. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), and Mario Diaz Balart (R-Fla.) are polling their fellow House Republicans to measure support for moving an amnesty bill before the August recess. Reportedly, if they can get enough Republicans on board with their plan, House Leadership will do a formal whip count and move an immigration bill to the floor of the House before the August recess.
H.R. 3921, the IN-STATE for Dreamers Act, would provide $750 million in grants over a 10-year period for States that provide in-State tuition and financial assistance to “Dreamer students.” Though the fundamental requirements are that the alien student initially entered prior to age 16 and can provide a list of secondary schools attended in the U.S., those two requirements shall be waived for those who demonstrate compelling circumstances for an inability to comply.
S. 1943, the IN-STATE for Dreamers Act, would provide $750 million in grants over a 10-year period for States that provide in-State tuition and financial assistance to “Dreamer students.” Though the fundamental requirements are that the alien student initially entered prior to age 16 and can provide a list of secondary schools attended in the U.S., those two requirements shall be waived for those who demonstrate compelling circumstances for an inability to comply.
H.R. 3857, the Enforce the Take Care Clause Act, would allow Congress to sue the Administration over a failure to enforce the law, or for other violations of the Constitution. This could increase interior enforcement of immigration laws if, for example, Congress were able to successful sue the Obama Administration for its DACA Executive Amnesty or for its failure to implement the entry-exit system.
H.R. 3611, the DHS Immigration Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013, would require the Secretary of DHS to submit a detailed annual report on immigration policy directives, covering matters ranging from previous removal statistics and the estimated number of aliens present without lawful status to the number of immigration cases closed due to immigration policy directives. In response to recent reports that the Administration is “cooking the books” on its removal numbers, detailed information is required regarding the methods by which the statistics were compiled.
H.R. 15, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, was a massive immigration reform bill, introduced by Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) and was the House companion to the Gang of 8's S. 744. H.R. 15 would result in approximately 30 million new permanent work permits issued in the first 10 years if passed. The bill would grant legal status and worker permits to an estimated 11 million illegal aliens with an opportunity for green cards after 10 years and replace some family-based immigration categories with a merit-based points system.
To provide for comprehensive immigration reform, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3141, the Biometric Exit Improvement Act of 2013 would weaken border control by exempting non-pedestrian traffic from the entry-exit system. This would exempt an estimated 25% of all border crossings from the entry-exit system and create a loophole for would-be illegal aliens who would not be subject to the exit system and, thus, could potentially overstay in the U.S.