H.R. 83: 

Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015

Sponsored by:  Rep. Donna Christensen [D-VI0, 1997-2014] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of action plans aimed at reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels and increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3979: 

Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

Sponsored by:  Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account as employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

H.Con.Res. 96: 

Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2015 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2016 through 2024.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

Establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2015 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2016 through 2024.

H.R. 5520: 

SAFE for America Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL8] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5520, the SAFE for America Act, would eliminate the visa lottery. This is a program that each year gives another 50,000 green cards to people without any regard to their humanitarian need or to what they might offer the country or to their having any family connections in the United States. It is a program that promotes massive illegal migration by people who think they may some day win the lottery and be allowed to stay in the United States. The bi-partisan U.S.

H.R. 5014: 

Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2014

Sponsored by:  Rep. Randy Weber [R-TX14] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5014, the Illegal Entry Accountability Act, would hold Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador accountable for illegal immigration by immediately suspending all U.S. foreign aid to these countries until Congress determines sufficient action is taken to mitigate unlawful U.S.-Mexico border crossings by their respective citizens. This is one of the few bills targeting the surge in illegal aliens.

H.R. 4882: 

Southwest Border Protection Act of 2014

Sponsored by:  Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 4882, the Southwest Border Protection Act of 2014, would direct the National Guard to secure the U.S. - Mexico border. Because many of the illegal aliens crossing the border as part of the 2014 border surge will likely receive green cards, this bill would help reduce the overall increase that is expected as a result of surge. Furthermore, it is is just about the only legislative response being offered to address the surge and slow/stop the flow.

H.R. 4745: 

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015

Sponsored by:  Rep. Tom Latham [R-IA3, 2013-2014] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

Making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.

H.R. 4660: 

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015

Sponsored by:  Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10, 1981-2014] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3979: 

Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015

Sponsored by:  Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account as employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

H.R. 5141: 

Unaccompanied Alien Children Assistance Control Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

To reduce the amount of foreign assistance to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador based on the number of unaccompanied alien children who are nationals or citizens of such countries and who in the preceding fiscal year are placed in Federal custody by reason of their immigration status.

H.R. 5105: 

Report of Alien Children’s Safety Act of 2014

Sponsored by:  Rep. Lee Terry [R-NE2] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

To direct the Attorney General to report to Congress on the number of aliens unlawfully present in the United States who appear and fail to appear before immigration judges for proceedings under section 240 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and for other purposes.

H.Res. 675: 

Supporting the Constitutional authority of the Governors of the States of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California to take action to secure the international border of the United States within their States.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Steve King [R-IA4] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

Supporting the Constitutional authority of the Governors of the States of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California to take action to secure the international border of the United States within their States.

H.Res. 687: 

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the President’s responsibility to address the border crisis.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Trent Franks [R-AZ8] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the President's responsibility to address the border crisis.

S. 2619: 

Children Returning on an Expedited and Safe Timeline Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. John McCain [R-AZ] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 2619, the Children Returning on an Expedited and Safe Timeline Act, would attempt to address the surge at the Southwest border by redefining undocumented alien children (UAC). Unfortunately, in doing so, it actually expands the definition to include all children who cross the border without a parent or legal guardian. Under current law, a UAC must not have a parent or legal guardian inside the U.S. Therefore, such an expansion would place an enormous number of children who were otherwise ineligible through the UAC process.

H.R. 5143: 

Protection of Children Act of 2014

Sponsored by:  Rep. John Carter [R-TX31] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5143, the Protection of Children Act of 2014, would take excellent steps to resolve the surge of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) along the Southwest border. First, it removes the requirement that only UACs from contiguous countries receive expedited removal. In addition, children are no longer required to make their own independent decision to withdraw their applications for admission, and immigration officers who determine such children are inadmissible may withdraw their applications and return them to their home countries.

H.R. 5272: 

H.R. 5272

Sponsored by:  Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5272 would defund DACA. The bill represents a serious effort to address the true cause of the current border crisis: President Obama's contempt for immigration law. The bill's language prevents the Obama Administration from expanding the existing illegal DACA amnesty program by using the primary power the Constitution reserves for the House of Representatives, the power of the purse. It prohibits the use of federal funds or resources for any further deferred action or work authorization for illegal aliens.

H.R. 5137: 

Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2014

Sponsored by:  Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5137, the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2014, represents one of the most thorough responses to the surge of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) at the Southwest border. Aside from repealing the requirements that resulted in UACs from contiguous countries receiving differing treatment than those from noncontiguous countries, this bill requires immigration officers to order all illegal entrants removed upon screening, absent an asylum claim. In order to encourage cooperation with return, foreign countries who resist repatriation will face cuts to foreign assistance.

H.R. 5163: 

H.R. 5163

Sponsored by:  Rep. Bill Cassidy [R-LA6] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5163 would focus on addressing the increased influx of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) on the Southwest border. First and foremost, it removes the distinction between UACs from contiguous and noncontiguous countries, then requires those who are screened and do not qualify are returned within 72 hours. Various improvements are made to the system for processing UACs, including a new requirement that they are to remain in Border Patrol custody until voluntary departure, removal, or granting of legal status.

S. 2632: 

S. 2632

Sponsored by:  Sen. David Vitter [R-LA] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 2632 would address the increased influx of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) on the Southwest border. First and foremost, it removes the distinction between UACs from contiguous and noncontiguous countries, then requires those who are screened and do not qualify are returned within 72 hours. Various improvements are made to the system for processing UACs, including a new requirement that they are to remain in Border Patrol custody until voluntary departure, removal, or granting of legal status.

S. 2611: 

Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 2611, the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act, would address the surge of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) on the Southwest border, but would actually make the situation much worse. Though the distinction between UACs from Mexico and other countries is removed, it exposes all of them to a complicated process which would further delay returning the children to their countries of origin.

H.R. 5114: 

Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX28] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 5114, the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act, would address the surge of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) on the Southwest border, but would actually make the situation much worse. Though the distinction between UACs from Mexico and other countries is removed, it exposes all of them to a complicated process which would further delay returning the children to their countries of origin.

S. 2631: 

S. 2631

Sponsored by:  Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 2631 would prohibit any federal agency or instrumentality from using federal funding or resources to: (1) consider or adjudicate any new or previously denied application of any alien requesting consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals, as authorized by Executive memorandum on August 15, 2012; or (2) authorize any alien to work in the United States who was not lawfully admitted into the United States and who is not in lawful status in the United States on the date of enactment of this Act.

H.R. 5160: 

H.R. 5160

Sponsored by:  Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5160 would prohibit any federal agency or instrumentality from using federal funding or resources to: (1) consider or adjudicate any new or previously denied application of any alien requesting consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals, as authorized by Executive memorandum on August 15, 2012; or (2) authorize any alien to work in the United States who was not lawfully admitted into the United States and who is not in lawful status in the United States on the date of enactment of this Act.

H.R. 2745: 

No Social Security for Illegal Immigrants Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2745, the No Social Security for Illegal Immigrants Act of 2013, would amend the Social Security Act to exclude from creditable wages and self-employment income wages earned for services by aliens illegally performed in the United States and self-employment income derived from a trade or business illegally conducted in the United States.

H.R. 3857: 

Enforce the Take Care Clause Act of 2014

Sponsored by:  Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

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.

S. 1943: 

IN-STATE for Dreamers Act of 2014

Sponsored by:  Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

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. 3921: 

IN STATE Act of 2014

Sponsored by:  Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

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.

H.R. 1760: 

Immigration and Naturalization Investment Ventures for Engineering, Science, and Technology in America Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 1760, the INVEST in America Act would provide 9,940 new conditional green cards per year for certain qualifying aliens in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), who already have an F-1 (student) or H-1B (high skilled worker) visa. Qualifying aliens must have or be working toward a STEM graduate degree, establish and engage in a new commercial enterprise relevant to that STEM degree, and submit a business plan to create at least 5 new full-time jobs for U.S. workers.

H.R. 714: 

Startup Act 3.0

Sponsored by:  Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 714, the Startup Act 3.0, would establish 125,000 new conditional permanent resident visas: 50,000 for graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and 75,000 for qualified immigrant entrepreneurs. STEM graduates must remain “actively engaged” in a STEM field for 5 years in order to retain the visa, which includes a year of diligently searching for employment and the remaining years employed in the U.S. in a STEM field.

H.R. 692: 

Protecting Department of Homeland Security Personnel Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Lou Barletta [R-PA11] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

To provide protection for certain Federal employees with respect to implementation of the June 15, 2012, memorandum from Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, regarding the exercise of prosecutorial discretion with respect to individuals who came to the United States as children.

H.R. 463: 

H.R. 463

Sponsored by:  Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 463 would improve the U-Visa program through various adjustments to the existing system. First, the program is limited so that only spouses and children of U-Visa holders may accompany to join the recipient of the U-Visa. In order to prevent abuse of the system, the list of crimes that create U-Visa eligibility is limited to actual completed crimes. In other words, attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation to commit one of the crimes listed have been removed.

H.R. 457: 

Criminal Alien Accountability Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

This bill establishes mandatory minimum prison sentences for aliens who reenter the U.S. following removal, and the individuals who aid the aliens in their unlawful reentry. The minimum sentences have a varying degree of severity depending on the reason the alien was initially removed.

To amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to impose mandatory sentencing ranges with respect to aliens who reenter the United States after having been removed, and for other purposes.

H.R. 425: 

H.R. 425

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 425, would restrict any federal funds from being used for the “Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives” rule published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which allows illegal aliens to remain in the U.S. prior to leaving to process immigrant visa applications.

H.R. 406: 

H.R. 406

Sponsored by:  Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 406, would give immigration judges discretion to determine if an alien parent of a U.S. citizen child should be ordered removed, deported, or excluded, if such an order would be clearly against the best interests of the child. Certain aliens who pose at least one of several security threats or were engaged in sex trafficking do not count for the purposes of this bill.

H.R. 300: 

Visa Waiver for Israel Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 300, the Visa Wavier for Israel Act, would deem the country of Israel to be a program country for the visa waiver program (VWP), effective once Israel has complied with various State Department and Homeland Security requests that focus on national security and information sharing. The VWP allows citizens from select qualifying countries to enter the U.S. for tourism or business for 90 days or less without first obtaining a visa.

H.R. 2220: 

SMART Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2220, the SMART Act of 2013, would make efforts to achieve border security along the international border with Mexico. First, the bill requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to achieve and maintain operational control of only the Southwest border, which is defined as a 90% probability that all illegal border crossers are apprehended and narcotics and other contraband are seized.

H.R. 1292: 

New IDEA Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Steve King [R-IA4] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1292, the New IDEA Act of 2013, would amend the Internal Revenue Code so that wages and benefits paid to unauthorized aliens are not tax deductible. This bill also makes improvements to E-Verify, including permanent authorization the program, safe harbor for employees that properly use E-Verify, and permission for employers to make job offers contingent upon work authorization.

H.R. 2264: 

CLEAR Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2264, the Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal (CLEAR) Act of 2013, would reimburse local law enforcement agencies for the costs associated with incarcerating illegal aliens. The CLEAR Act also recognizes local law enforcement's authority to help enforce immigration law, improves information sharing between local law enforcement agencies and the federal government, and requires the federal government to expeditiously remove criminal illegal aliens.

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