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Amends the INA to toll, during active-duty service abroad in the Armed Forces, the periods of time for an alien spouse or petitioning spouse to file a petition and appear for an interview to remove the conditional basis for permanent resident status.
Bill # H.R.398
Status:
01/24/2011: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/24/2011: Referred to House Judiciary
01/24/2011: Referred to House Budget
01/26/2011: Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement Discharged.
01/26/2011: Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
01/26/2011: Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
07/08/2011: Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 112-141, Part I.
07/08/2011: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 89.
07/08/2011: Committee on The Budget discharged.
08/01/2011: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
08/01/2011: Considered under suspension of the rules.
08/01/2011: Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
08/01/2011: DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 398.
08/01/2011: At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
08/01/2011: Considered as unfinished business.
08/01/2011: Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
08/01/2011: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 426 - 0 (Roll no. 684).
11/10/2011: Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
11/10/2011: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
11/14/2011: Message on Senate action sent to the House.
11/16/2011: Presented to President.
11/23/2011: Signed by President.
11/23/2011: Became Public Law No: 112-58.

Committee/Subcommittee Activity:
Budget: Referral, In Committee
Judiciary: Referral, In Committee
Judiciary: Referral, In Committee

Amendment(s):
No amendments.

Sponsors (Primary *) 4:

Summary:
1/24/2011--Introduced. Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to toll, during active-duty service abroad in the Armed Forces, the periods of time for an alien spouse or petitioning spouse to file a petition and appear for an interview to remove the conditional basis for permanent resident status.
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