House GOP Has Passed Five Bills Out Of Committee

For the last few months, the Senate was at center stage of the immigration reform show passing its border and immigration bill, S. 744, through the Judiciary Committee and full Senate. The House Homeland Security and Judiciary Committees were also at work passing legislation, but somehow the spotlight seemed to ignore most of that activity. Now that all eyes are on the House, these bills are crucially important to the immigration reform process in the coming months.

In case you missed it, here are the five bills that have passed out of committee in the House.

From the House Homeland Security Committee:

H.R. 1417- Border Security Results Act of 2013- Passed through the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security mark-up on April 24, 2013. Unanimously approved by full committee on May 15, 2013.

From House Judiciary Committee:

H.R. 2278- Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement “SAFE” Act- Approved 20-15 on June 18, 2013.

H.R. 1773- Agricultural Guestworker “AG” Act- approved 20-16 on June 19, 2013.

H.R. 1772- Legal Workforce Act- approved 22-9 on June 26, 2013.

H.R. 2131- Supplying Knowledge-Based Immigrants and Lifting Levels of STEM “SKILLS” Act- approved 20-14 on June 27, 2013.