Legislation

Legislation in the 113th Congress

H.R. 1772: Legal Workforce Act

Apr 26, 2013  |  Permalink |   |  

Bill: H.R. 1772, the Legal Workforce Act | Read the text of the bill

Sponsor: Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX-21)

Official Description: Legal Workforce Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish an employment eligibility verification system (EEVS), patterned after the E-Verify system. (Eliminates the current paper-based I-9 system.) Read more. 

Additional information: Click here to read a summary of the bill from the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Current Status: Passed out of the House Committee on the Judiciary with a vote of 22-9 on June 26, 2013