Summary: H.R.6397 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House without amendment (11/15/2010)

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

Marine Sergeant Michael H. Ferschke, Jr. Memorial Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to count as a spouse, wife, or husband a party to a marriage ceremony in which the parties were not in each other's physical presence, and the marriage was not consummated, if the failure to consummate was caused by physical separation because of one party's active-duty status abroad in the U.S. Armed Forces.

States that the budgetary effects of this Act for purposes of Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 compliance shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled "Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation" for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives, provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.