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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.

13-HR0140 on Jan 3, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Birthright Citizenship Act
Source: H.R.140
Congressional Summary:
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to consider a person born in the United States "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States for citizenship at birth purposes if the person is born in the United States of parents, one of whom is:
  1. a U.S. citizen or national,
  2. a lawful permanent resident alien whose residence is in the United States, or
  3. an alien performing active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Explanation from OpenCongress.org:
This bill would eliminate birthright citizenship for children born to undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Current U.S. law automatically recognizes any person born on American soil as a natural born citizen. Under the bill, only children with at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen, a legal permanent resident, or an undocumented immigrant serving in the military would be considered citizens.

Also see the related House of Representatives bill 2011 H.R.140.


    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: No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored ending citizenship for illegals born in US (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 4.
  • Headline: No birthright citizenship unless one parent is an American (Answer: D)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored ending citizenship for illegals born in US (Answer: D)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 4 on Immigration: When you think about illegal immigration, which of the following solutions come closest to your opinion?
    • A: All illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US legally
    • B: Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US, with some exceptions
    • C: Most illegal immigrants should be deported, with some exceptions
    • D: All illegal immigrants should be deported
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 13-HR0140



Republicans participating in 13-HR0140

Lou Barletta s1oPennsylvania RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Kerry Bentivolio s1oMichigan RepublicanJan 23, 2013
Diane Black s1oTennessee RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Mo Brooks s1oAlabama RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Mike Conaway s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
John Culberson s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Virginia Foxx s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Trent Franks s1oArizona RepublicanJan 23, 2013
Phil Gingrey s1oGA Republican ChallengerJan 3, 2013
Louie Gohmert s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Steve King s2pIowa RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Kenny Marchant s1oTexas RepublicanJan 23, 2013
Jeff Miller s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Rich Nugent s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Alan Nunnelee s1oMississippi RepublicanJan 15, 2013
Phil Roe s1oTennessee RepublicanJan 23, 2013
David Schweikert s1oArizona RepublicanJan 15, 2013
Lynn Westmoreland s1oGeorgia RepublicanJan 3, 2013
Rob Woodall s1oGeorgia RepublicanJan 3, 2013



Independents participating in 13-HR0140



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 20
Independents: 0


















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