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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.

2009-H1751 on Mar 26, 2009

Bill Sponsorship: American Dream Act
Source: H.R.1751
  • Amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to repeal the denial of an unlawful alien's eligibility for higher education benefits based on state residence unless a US national is similarly eligible without regard to such state residence.
  • Cancels the removal of conditional permanent resident status of an alien who:
    1. entered the US before his or her 16th birthday and has been present in the US for at least five years immediately preceding enactment of this Act;
    2. is a person of good moral character;
    3. is not inadmissible or deportable under specified grounds of the Immigration and Nationality Act; and
    4. at the time of application, has been admitted to an institution of higher education or has earned a high school or equivalent diploma.
  • Authorizes an alien who has satisfied the appropriate requirements prior to enactment of this Act to petition the Secretary for conditional permanent resident status.


    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: Let illegal alien children attend school (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill letting illegal alien children attend school (Score: 2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 4.
  • Headline: Let illegal alien children attend school (Answer: A)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill letting illegal alien children attend school (Answer: A)
  • 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 2009-H1751

Gary Ackerman s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
Howard Berman s2pCalifornia Democrat 
Lois Capps s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Michael Capuano s1sMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Andre Carson s1sIndiana Democrat 
Kathy Castor s1sFlorida Democrat 
Judy Chu s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Yvette Clarke s1sNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s1sMissouri Democrat 
Emmanuel Cleaver s1sMissouri Democrat 
John Conyers s1sMichigan Democrat 
Joseph Crowley s1sNew York Democrat 
Danny Davis s1sIllinois Democrat 
Susan Davis s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Eliot Engel s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Anna Eshoo s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Sam Farr s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Charles Gonzalez s1sTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat 
Jane Harman s1sCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Ruben Hinojosa s1sTexas Democrat 
Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Mike Honda s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Steve Israel s1sNew York Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1sIllinois Democrat (Resigned 2013) 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1sTexas Democrat 
Patrick Kennedy s1sRhode Island Democrat (until 2010) 
James Langevin s1sRhode Island Democrat 
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s1sNew York Democrat 
Dan Maffei s1sNew York Democrat 
Carolyn McCarthy s1sNew York Dem. (retiring 2014) 
Gregory Meeks s1sNew York Dem./Working-Families 
George Miller s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin Democrat 
John Olver s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Solomon Ortiz s1sTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Ed Pastor s1sArizona Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Jared Polis s1sColorado Democrat 
Mike Quigley s1sIllinois Democrat 
Silvestre Reyes s1sTexas Democrat 
Steven Rothman s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat 
Jose Serrano s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Pete Stark s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Ed Towns s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1sFlorida Democrat 
Diane Watson s1sCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Henry Waxman s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Anthony Weiner s1sNew York Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) 
Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
David Wu s1sOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011) 



Republicans participating in 2009-H1751

Joseph Cao s1sLouisiana Republican (until 2010) 
Mario Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Republican 
Devin Nunes s1sCalifornia Republican 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1sFlorida Republican 



Independents participating in 2009-H1751

Lincoln Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
Kendrick Meek s1sFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 58
Republicans: 4
Independents: 2


















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