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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Resettlement Accountability National Security Prioritization Act of 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To suspend, and subsequently terminate, the admission of certain refugees, to examine the impact on the national security of the United States of admitting refugees, to examine the costs of providing benefits to such individuals, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

07/14/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

08/11/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
07/14/2016Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/14/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (49)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4]* 07/14/2016
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4]* 07/14/2016
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Zinke, Ryan K. [R-MT-At Large]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Fleming, John [R-LA-4]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Sanford, Mark [R-SC-1]* 07/14/2016
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 09/06/2016
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] 09/21/2016
Rep. Hurt, Robert [R-VA-5] 09/26/2016
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 09/26/2016
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 09/26/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary07/14/2016 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security08/11/2016 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (07/14/2016)

Resettlement Accountability National Security Prioritization Act of 2016

This bill prohibits the admission of covered aliens into the United States for four years unless Congress passes a joint resolution giving the Department of Homeland Security authority to admit them. No covered alien may be admitted into the United States after such four-year period.

"Covered alien" means an alien applying for refugee admission to the United States who: (1) is a national of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, or Yemen; or (2) has no nationality and whose last habitual residence was in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, or Yemen.

The Government Accountability Office shall report on: (1) the national security impact of refugee admissions; and (2) specified costs of providing refugees with benefits under Medicare, Medicaid, disability insurance under title II of the Social Security Act, the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP, formerly the food stamp program), and section 8 rental assistance.