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Speaker Pelosi, Reps. Roybal-Allard, Velázquez, and Clarke Introduce Dream and Promise Act to Protect Dreamers and Recipients of TPS and DED
March 15, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Nydia Velázquez (NY-07), and Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) announced the introduction of H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act.  Speaker Pelosi has the power to assign the bill numbers H.R. 1 through H.R. 10 for this Congress, and the Dream and Promise Act’s designation as H.R. 6 underscores its status as a priority of the House Majority.  The bill is the 116th Congress’s version of the Dream Act, a bill which has been introduced since 2001 to allow the U.S.-raised immigrant youth known as “Dreamers” to earn lawful permanent residence and American citizenship.  However, H.R. 6 includes protections and a path to citizenship not just for Dreamers, but also for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) beneficiaries.  Speaker Pelosi and the bill’s three co-authors, Congresswomen Roybal-Allard, Velázquez, and Clarke, announced H.R. 6 today at a press event with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD-05), Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41), fellow House Democrats, and Dreamer and TPS individuals covered by the legislation.  204 House Members have signed on to H.R. 6. ... read more »
House Democrats Release Legislation to Reopen Department of Homeland Security Through February 28
January 22, 2019
House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman-designate Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (NY-17) today released legislation to end the Trump Shutdown and reopen the Department of Homeland Security through February 28.  The legislation is expected to be considered in the House this week. ... read more »
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