Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
01/29/2020          

Empowering Immigration Courts Act

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01/31/2020 Introduced in House Open
01/29/2020 Introduced in House Open
01/29/2020 Introduced in House Open

            




116 HR 5708 IH: Empowering Immigration Courts Act
U.S. House of Representatives
2020-01-29
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I116th CONGRESS2d SessionH. R. 5708IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESJanuary 29, 2020Mr. Gallagher introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the JudiciaryA BILLTo amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify the contempt authority of immigration judges, and for other purposes.
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This Act may be cited as the Empowering Immigration Courts Act.
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Contempt authority of immigration judges
Section 240(b)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1229a(b)(1)) is amended by striking (under regulations prescribed by the Attorney General) to sanction by civil money penalty any action (or inaction) in contempt of the judge's proper exercise of authority under this Act and inserting to sanction by fine contempt of its authority in accordance with section 401 of title 18, United States Code.

Picture Name From Date Type
Mike Gallagher R-WI 01/29/2020 Sponsor
Ron Wright R-TX 02/12/2020 Cosponsor
Randy Weber R-TX 02/05/2020 Cosponsor
Ralph Norman R-SC 02/06/2020 Cosponsor
Ben Cline R-VA 02/13/2020 Cosponsor
Jodey Arrington R-TX 03/02/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
01/29/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.Action By: House of Representatives
01/29/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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