Dream And Promise Act Heads to House Vote – Education Votes

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports H.R. 6, the "American Dream and Promise Act of 2019," and will consider including votes on this legislation in our annual How They Voted scorecard.

 · Voting along partisan lines after lengthy debate, the committee marked up three bills – the Dream Act , the american promise act and the Venezuela TPS Act . The votes were 19-10, 20-9, and 20-9 respectively for the three bills. The first two measures were initially part of one bill, the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), unveiled in March by house speaker nancy pelosi and the bill’s lead.

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H.R. 2820, the"Dream Act of 2019" (Agreed to by a Roll Call Vote of 19 Ayes/10 Nos) H.R. 2821, the "American Promise Act of 2019" (Agreed to by a Roll Call Vote of 20 Ayes/9 Nos) H.R. 549, the "Venezuela TPS Act of 2019" (Agreed to by a Roll Call Vote of 20 Ayes/9 Nos) Amendments

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports H.R. 6, the “American Dream and Promise Act of 2019,” and will consider including votes on this legislation in our annual How They Voted scorecard. It is long past time for Congress to address America’s broken immigration system.

(a) Conditional basis for status.-Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and except as provided in section 113(c)(2), an alien shall be considered, at the time of obtaining the status of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence under this section, to have obtained such status on a conditional basis subject to the provisions of this title.

The 55-41 vote was mostly along party lines, though a handful of Democrats – perhaps fearful of their 2012 election outlook – also voted against the DREAM Act. This latest vote really didn’t.

On behalf of the undersigned higher education associations, I write in strong support of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which the House will consider this week. This legislation would allow some undocumented young people, high-achieving individuals who contribute to our nation’s economy and security, to earn lawful permanent