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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

1999-H1854 on May 18, 1999

Bill Sponsorship: more visas for families of lawful immigrants
Source: Immigration Backlog Reduction Act (H.R.1854)
To temporarily increase, for five years, the number of visas available for backlogged spouses and children of lawful permanent resident aliens.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Question 12: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Immigration
  • Headline: More visas for families of lawful immigrants (Score: 1)

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 1999-H1854

Shelley Berkley s1oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Robert Brady s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Danny Davis s1oIllinois Democrat 
Eni Faleomavaega s1oSamoa Democrat 
Martin Frost s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois Democrat 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas Democrat 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois Democrat 



Republicans participating in 1999-H1854

Phil English s1oPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Benjamin Gilman s1oNew York Republican 
Jim Kolbe s1oArizona Republican 
Christopher Shays s1pConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 



Independents participating in 1999-H1854

Bob Schaffer s1oCO Former GOP Senate Challenger (2008) 
Robert Underwood s1oGuam - 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 14
Republicans: 4
Independents: 2


















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