H.R.549: Venezuela TPS Act of 2019

About This Bill

  • Introduced Jan. 15, 2019
  • Latest Major Action July 29, 2019

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July 28, 2019 6th

Bill Summary

Venezuela TPS Act of 2019 This bill addresses the migration of Venezuelan nationals by permitting them to qualify for temporary protected status, which prevents their removal from the United States and allows them to obtain employment and travel authorization.

(Source: Library of Congress)

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There are 43 statements associated with H.R.549.

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Bill Actions

Date Description
July 29, 2019
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
July 25, 2019
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 25, 2019

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 272 - 158 (Roll no. 514). (text: CR H7409)

July 25, 2019

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 215 - 217 (Roll no. 513).

July 25, 2019
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
July 25, 2019
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Reschenthaler motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to insert new language on Page 1, line 11: "because of the economic, humanitarian, security and refugee crisis that is a direct result of years of socialist policies implemented by the regimes of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro".
July 25, 2019
Mr. Reschenthaler moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H7440-7441)
July 25, 2019
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7440-7443)
July 25, 2019
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule 19, the Chair postponed further proceedings on H.R. 549.
July 25, 2019
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
July 25, 2019
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on H.R. 549.
July 25, 2019
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3877 and H.R. 549. Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 3877 and H.R. 549 under closed rules. Resolution also waives clause 6(a) of Rule XIII, requiring a two-thirds vote waiver to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee against any resolution reported through the legislative day of July 26, 2019.
July 25, 2019
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 519. (consideration: CR H7409-7412)
July 25, 2019
Rule H. Res. 519 passed House.
July 24, 2019
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 519 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3877 and H.R. 549. Resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 3877 and H.R. 549 under closed rules. Resolution also waives clause 6(a) of Rule XIII, requiring a two-thirds vote waiver to consider a rule on the same day it is reported from the Rules Committee against any resolution reported through the legislative day of July 26, 2019.
July 23, 2019
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7222-7223)
July 23, 2019
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7211-7215; text: CR H7211)
July 23, 2019

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 268 - 154 (Roll no. 498).

July 23, 2019
Considered as unfinished business.
July 23, 2019
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.
July 23, 2019
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 549.
July 23, 2019
Considered under suspension of the rules.
July 23, 2019
Ms. Mucarsel-Powell moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 23, 2019
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 128.
July 23, 2019
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-168.
May 22, 2019
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 20 - 9.
May 22, 2019
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 25, 2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
Jan. 15, 2019
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Jan. 15, 2019

Introduced in the House by Darren Soto (D-Fla.)

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