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S.RES.402: A resolution expressing the regret of the Senate for the passage of section 3 of the Expatriation Act of 1907 (34 Stat. 1228) that revoked the United States citizenship of women who married foreign nationals.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Al Franken, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced March 27, 2014
Latest Major Action May 14, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Acknowledges that section 3 of the Expatriation Act of 1907 (revoking the U.S. citizenship of women who married foreign nationals) is incompatible with and antithetical to the core principle that all persons, regardless of gender, race, religion, or ethnicity are created equal.

Expresses sympathy and regret to the descendants of individuals whose citizenship was revoked, who suffered injustice and inequality, and who were deprived of constitutional protections accorded to all U.S. citizens.

Reaffirms the commitment to preserving civil rights and constitutional protections for all people of the United States.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 14, 2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S3044)
May 14, 2014 Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3044)
March 27, 2014 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1831-1832)