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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Reuniting Families Act

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

02/06/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

02/06/2018Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/06/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (62)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 02/06/2018
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 02/06/2018
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] 02/14/2018
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 02/14/2018
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 02/14/2018
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 03/06/2018
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 04/18/2018
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 05/07/2018
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 05/09/2018
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 05/16/2018
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 05/17/2018
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 06/06/2018
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 07/03/2018
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 07/11/2018
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 07/25/2018
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-12] 08/24/2018
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 09/20/2018
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 10/12/2018
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 11/06/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary02/06/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/06/2018)

Reuniting Families Act

This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to

  • recapture unused employment-based and family-sponsored visas from FY1992-FY2016;
  • reclassify spouses, permanent partners, minor children, and stepchildren of permanent residents as immediate relatives;
  • repeal the per-country immigration limits;
  • repeal specified bars to reentry and allow waivers of inadmissibility to promote family unity;
  • exempt children of naturalized Filipino veterans from immigration limitations; and
  • allow relatives of a deceased alien to maintain visa eligibility.

The bill defines "permanent partner" to purposes of applying the INA to LGBT families and individuals.