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S. 296 - Uniting American Families Act of 2013

Immigration. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships. (by… More
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships. (by CRS) Hide
 
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Uniting American Families Act of 2013

S. 296 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships.
Other Titles
  • Uniting American Families Act of 2013
Sponsor
Patrick J. Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Immigration
  • Citizenship and naturalization
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Marriage and family status
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    Major Actions
    Introduced2/13/2013
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/13/2013
    2/13/2013Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    2/13/2013Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    45 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Uniting American Families Act of 2013

    45 organizations supported this bill

    AFL-CIO
    FEC (2013). Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from FEC.
    American Airlines
    FEC (2013). Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from FEC.
    Anti-Defamation League
    Anti-Defamation League (2013, February 13). Statement By the Anti-Defamation League to the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Immigration Reform. Retrieved February 28, 2013, from Anti-Defamation League.
    Bain & Company
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Barclays
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Bausch & Lomb
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    BNP Paribas
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Boehringer Ingelheim
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Carlson Hotels Worldwide
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Catholics for Equality
    FEC (2013). Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from FEC.
    Cisco Systems
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Citigroup
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Diageo
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Dow Chemical Company
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    eBay
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Episcopal Church
    FEC (2013). Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from FEC.
    Ernst & Young
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Estee Lauder Companies
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Family Equality Council
    FEC (2013). Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from FEC.
    Fifth & Pacfic Companies
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Goldman Sachs
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Google
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Human Rights Campaign
    Human Rights Campaign (2013, February 14). Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved February 28, 2013, from HRC.
    Immigration Equality
    Immigration Equality & Ralls, Steve (2013, February 13). Senators Leahy & Collins to Re-Introduce Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved February 28, 2013, from Press Releases.
    Intel
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Lesbian & Gay Immigration Rights Task Force
    National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (2013, February 5). Task Force applauds reintroduction of Uniting American Families Act in Congress . Retrieved February 28, 2013, from National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
    Log Cabin Republicans
    Log Cabin Republicans (2013, February 6). Log Cabin Republicans Commends First Republican Co-Sponsors of UAFA. Retrieved February 28, 2013, from Log Cabin Republicans.
    Marriott International
    FEC (2013, February 0). Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from FEC.
    Medtronic
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Merck
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Muslims for Progressive Values
    FEC (2013). Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from FEC.
    National Center for Lesbian Rights
    FEC (2013). Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from FEC.
    Nike
    FEC (2013). Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from FEC.
    Ogilvy & Mather
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Omnicom
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Pfizer
    FEC (2013). Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from FEC.
    Replacements, Ltd.
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Service Employees International Union
    FEC (2013). Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from FEC.
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Texas Instruments
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Thomson Reuters
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.
    Union of Black Episcopalians
    FEC (2013). Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from FEC.
    United Church of Christ
    FEC (2013). Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from FEC.
    US Airways
    undersigned organizations (2013). Business Coalition for the Uniting American Families Act. Retrieved March 8, 2013, from Immigration Inequality Action Fund.

    1 organization opposed this bill

    Southern Baptist Convention
    Gryboski, Michael (2013, February 2). Obama Immigration Reform's Inclusion of Same-Sex Couples a 'Deal-Killer?'. The Christian Post. Retrieved February 28, 2013, from http://www.christianpost.com/news/obama-immigration-reforms-inclusion-of-same-sex-couples-a-deal-killer-89326/#cO5Sv7fx7JmtiSZO.99.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$641,200$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$703,888$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,051,608$0
    John BarrassoRWY$455,705$0
    Max BaucusDMT$497,198$0
    Mark BegichDAK$680,315$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,014,329$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$350,733$0
    Roy BluntRMO$1,327,292$9,050
    John BoozmanRAR$265,004$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$960,627$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,100,537$0
    Richard BurrRNC$935,300$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$385,161$0
    Ben CardinDMD$487,407$0
    Tom CarperDDE$765,740$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$890,597$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$131,450$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$444,843$500
    Tom CoburnROK$239,025$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$357,422$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$571,150$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$1,046,447$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$1,088,333$0
    John CornynRTX$1,354,442$1,000
    William M. CowanDMA$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$509,624$0
    Ted CruzRTX$908,796$10,694
    Joe DonnellyDIN$633,722$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$598,042$0
    Mike EnziRWY$426,300$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$706,964$0
    Deb FischerRNE$355,845$9,050
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$585,482$0
    Al FrankenDMN$742,062$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,648,037$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$772,298$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$427,299$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$1,358,219$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$153,203$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,525,687$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$495,911$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$310,135$0
    Dean HellerRNV$772,712$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$392,308$0
    John HoevenRND$342,091$0
    Jim InhofeROK$238,725$500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$666,455$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$63,350$1,000
    Ron JohnsonRWI$414,195$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$229,750$0
    Tim KaineDVA$978,591$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$149,536$0
    Mark KirkRIL$1,277,680$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$810,751$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,079,616$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$55,512$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$228,075$0
    Mike LeeRUT$217,700$500
    Carl LevinDMI$2,000$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$909,726$0
    John McCainRAZ$646,489$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$957,467$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,526,355$500
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,191,691$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$423,452$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$371,539$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$504,164$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$328,946$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$1,076,267$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$933,134$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$722,480$0
    Rand PaulRKY$308,982$1,250
    Rob PortmanROH$1,912,820$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$739,970$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$289,950$0
    Harry ReidDNV$1,744,873$0
    Jim RischRID$185,440$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$756,635$3,500
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$104,620$0
    Marco RubioRFL$1,010,710$18,350
    Bernie SandersIVT$288,700$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$382,165$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$2,274,633$0
    Tim ScottRSC$787,509$4,650
    Jeff SessionsRAL$157,400$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$601,129$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$547,666$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$829,051$0
    Jon TesterDMT$1,027,235$0
    John ThuneRSD$762,825$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,461,117$0
    Mark UdallDCO$991,966$0
    Tom UdallDNM$392,197$0
    David VitterRLA$499,250$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,328,524$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,009,646$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$305,889$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$350,644$0
    Ron WydenDOR$896,321$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$641,200$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$703,888$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,051,608$0
    John BarrassoRWY$455,705$0
    Max BaucusDMT$497,198$0
    Mark BegichDAK$680,315$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,014,329$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$350,733$0
    Roy BluntRMO$1,327,292$9,050
    John BoozmanRAR$265,004$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$960,627$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,100,537$0
    Richard BurrRNC$935,300$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$385,161$0
    Ben CardinDMD$487,407$0
    Tom CarperDDE$765,740$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$890,597$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$131,450$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$444,843$500
    Tom CoburnROK$239,025$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$357,422$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$571,150$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$1,046,447$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$1,088,333$0
    John CornynRTX$1,354,442$1,000
    William M. CowanDMA$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$509,624$0
    Ted CruzRTX$908,796$10,694
    Joe DonnellyDIN$633,722$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$598,042$0
    Mike EnziRWY$426,300$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$706,964$0
    Deb FischerRNE$355,845$9,050
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$585,482$0
    Al FrankenDMN$742,062$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,648,037$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$772,298$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$427,299$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$1,358,219$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$153,203$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,525,687$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$495,911$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$310,135$0
    Dean HellerRNV$772,712$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$392,308$0
    John HoevenRND$342,091$0
    Jim InhofeROK$238,725$500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$666,455$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$63,350$1,000
    Ron JohnsonRWI$414,195$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$229,750$0
    Tim KaineDVA$978,591$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$149,536$0
    Mark KirkRIL$1,277,680$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$810,751$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,079,616$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$55,512$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$228,075$0
    Mike LeeRUT$217,700$500
    Carl LevinDMI$2,000$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$909,726$0
    John McCainRAZ$646,489$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$957,467$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,526,355$500
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,191,691$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$423,452$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$371,539$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$504,164$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$328,946$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$1,076,267$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$933,134$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$722,480$0
    Rand PaulRKY$308,982$1,250
    Rob PortmanROH$1,912,820$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$739,970$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$289,950$0
    Harry ReidDNV$1,744,873$0
    Jim RischRID$185,440$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$756,635$3,500
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$104,620$0
    Marco RubioRFL$1,010,710$18,350
    Bernie SandersIVT$288,700$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$382,165$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$2,274,633$0
    Tim ScottRSC$787,509$4,650
    Jeff SessionsRAL$157,400$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$601,129$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$547,666$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$829,051$0
    Jon TesterDMT$1,027,235$0
    John ThuneRSD$762,825$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,461,117$0
    Mark UdallDCO$991,966$0
    Tom UdallDNM$392,197$0
    David VitterRLA$499,250$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,328,524$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,009,646$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$305,889$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$350,644$0
    Ron WydenDOR$896,321$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Commercial banks & bank holding companies$10,802,091
    Pharmaceutical manufacturing$7,737,061
    Democratic/Liberal$6,882,601
    Accountants$6,263,672
    Restaurants & drinking establishments$4,885,966
    Investment banking$4,748,157
    Medical Devices & Supplies$4,148,732
    Chemicals$3,563,553
    Management consultants & services$3,206,809
    Hotels & motels$2,670,460
    Computer components & accessories$2,248,504
    Advertising & public relations services$2,119,289
    Airlines$1,958,421
    Banks & lending institutions$1,669,031
    Miscellaneous retail stores$1,463,496
    Search Engine/Email Services$1,405,407
    Wine & distilled spirits manufacturing$1,122,600
    Toiletries & cosmetics$1,004,119
    Gay & lesbian rights & issues$883,460
    Clothing & accessories$781,749
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$743,543
    Vendors$583,719
    Commercial service unions$477,950
    Churches, clergy & religious organizations$447,599
    Labor Unions$266,515
    Shoes & leather products$242,899
    Printing and publishing (printed & online)$34,600

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Christian Conservative$60,544
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