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Napolitano Signs Bipartisan Discharge Petition to Force Vote to Protect Dreamers

May 18, 2018
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) Yesterday, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) signed a bipartisan discharge petition to force a vote on the House floor to protect Dreamers.

“We are now another step closer to providing long-overdue certainty and protection to Dreamers in the San Gabriel Valley and across the country,” Napolitano said. “I am proud to join my Republican and Democratic colleagues in signing the discharge petition, which reflects the will of the American people, to finally allow open debate and a vote to protect Dreamers. We are committed to resolving this crisis once and for all.”

The discharge petition would force a floor debate and vote on bills to protect Dreamers: the bipartisan clean Dream Act (H.R. 3440), offered by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL-27) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40); the bipartisan USA Act (H.R. 4796), offered by Reps. Hurd and Aguilar; the Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4760), offered by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-06); and abill to be offered by Speaker Paul Ryan. The proposal which receives the most votes on the floor would be adopted under a “Queen-of-the-Hill rule. 

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