Full Committee | By Direction of the Chairman

On Monday September 13, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., the Committee on the Judiciary will hold a business meeting to consider the Democrats’ reconciliation proposal. Their proposal has nothing to do with improving the lives of American citizens or saving taxpayer dollars. Instead, Democrats are trying to skirt the rules to squeeze in amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. Amnesty will only further stress federal entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare, which are already headed towards insolvency.

Read the legislation: Chairman Nadler’s Amnesty Proposal 

Final Passage Vote: 19 NO – 25 YES

Watch: Ranking Member Jim Jordan’s opening statement 

Amendments offered by House Judiciary Republicans and Committee Votes

Amendment #1: Prohibits discrimination for vaccine mandate objectors

By: Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA)

Summary: Bans the Justice Department from disfavoring potential grant recipients and partners that reject the Biden Administration’s unlawful and unconstitutional vaccine mandate.

Vote: 19 YES – 24 NO

Amendment #2: Non-citizen VAX-mandate

By: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)

Summary: Would ban DHS from adjusting the status of non-citizens until DHS can verify and report to Congress that all non-citizens admitted are fully vaccinated against COVID.

Vote: Failed by voice vote

Amendment #3: Assess Effects of Afghanistan on National Security

By: Rep. Greg Steube

Summary: Prevents the issuance of immigrant visas until the Biden Administration accounts for the effects of surrendering Afghanistan to the Taliban will have on national security.

Vote: 19 YES – 23 NO

Amendment #4: Repatriation 

By: Rep.Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI)

Summary: Require funding to USCIS to first fund repatriation flights for citizens from Afghanistan.

Vote: Ruled not germane.

Amendment #5: Exclude Gang Members

By: Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO)

Summary: Prohibit legalization for aliens who are members of a criminal alien gang.

Vote: 19 YES – 22 NO

Amendment #6: Exclude Aliens with firearms offenses

By: Rep. Cliff Bentz (R-OR)

Summary: Prohibit an alien from eligibility if the alien has been convicted of a firearms offense.

Vote: 19 YES – 24 NO

Amendment #6: Exclude sex offenders

By: Rep. Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI)

Summary: Prohibit legalization of illegal aliens who: have been convicted for a sexual offense.

Vote: 18 YES – 25 NO

Amendment #7: Exclude DUI

By: Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)

Summary: Prohibit legalization for an alien who has been convicted of a DUI.

Vote: 19 YES – 24 NO

Amendment #8: 2 DUIs

By: Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)

Summary: Prohibit legalization for an alien who has been convicted of a DUI.

Vote: 19 YES – 23 NO

Amendment #9: 10 DUIs

By: Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)

Summary: Prohibit legalization for an alien who has been convicted of a DUI.

Vote: 19 YES – 24 NO

Amendment #10: Strike Waiver 

By: Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)

Summary: Strike section allowing for waiver of ineligibility requirements.

Vote: 19 YES – 25 NO

Amendment #11: Strike Waiver #2

By: Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)

Summary: Strike section allowing for waiver of ineligibility requirements.

Vote: 19 YES – 21 NO

Amendment #12: Hyde Amendment

By: Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)

Summary: Not germane

Motion to Table Vote: 18 NO – 24 YES

Amendment #12: Defund Police

By: Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC)

Summary: AG shall not award grant or contract if local gov or state defunds the police.

Vote: 18 YES – 25 NO

Amendment #13: 2nd Amendment Due Process

By: Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)

Summary: No amounts made available under this subtitle may be used in any manner that results in the denial, without due process, of an individual’s exercise of any right under the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

Vote: 18 YES – 25 NO

Amendment #14: Balanced Budget

By: Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)

Summary: Requires Congress to pass a balanced budget

Vote: 18 YES – 25 NO (Withdrawn)

Amendment #15: 36 Hour Amendment

By: Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)

Summary: Requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to give notice and get approval from localities and governors before it can bus illegal immigrants to their jurisdictions.

Vote: 18 YES – 25 NO

Amendment #16: Crime of Moral Turpitude.

By: Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-WI)

Summary: Establishes limitations on adjustment of status if petitioner has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude. Strikes offense number from three to two offenses (state and/or fed).

Vote: 18 YES – 25 NO

Amendment #17: Congressional Approval

By: Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)

Summary: Requires Congressional approval for regulations or policies necessary for the implementation of this bill.

Vote: 18 YES – 25 NO

Amendment #18: Implement when MPP

By: Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC)

Summary: Prevent implementation until the Migrant Protection Protocols are back in place as they were prior to Jan 20, 2021.

Vote: 18 YES – 23 NO

Amendment #19: $2.2 Billion

By: Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC)

Summary: No amnesty can take effect until Biden spends $2.2 billion returned to Defense Department on a border wall. (Not germane) Bishop_042

Vote: 18 YES – 23 NO

Amendment #20: Background Checks Amendment

By: Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO)

Summary: Requires background checks for illegal immigrants

Vote: 17 YES – 23 NO

Amendment #21: DOJ Grants

By: Rep.Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI)

Summary: Prohibits DOJ from awarding grants to localities that refuse to prosecute crimes.

Vote: 17 YES – 23 NO

Amendment #22: Parole Process 

By: Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-WI)

Summary: Amends the parole process for illegal aliens.

Vote: 19 YES – 23 NO

Amendment #23: Pain-capable abortion amendment

By: Rep. Michelle Fischbach (R-MN)

Summary: Makes it unlawful to perform an abortion if the estimated post-fertilization age of a fetus is 20 weeks or more.

Vote: 19 YES – 24 NO

Amendment #24: Federal Grants 

By: Re. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)

Summary: Prohibits the federal government from awarding grants to localities that hinder the enforcement of immigration laws.

Vote: 19 YES – 25 NO

Amendment #25: Diversity Visa Program

By: Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)

Summary: Would eliminate the diversity visa program in Chairman Nadler’s reconciliation legislation.

Vote: 18 YES – 24 NO

Amendment #26: Amnesty Strike

By: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

Summary: Strikes all amnesty from the Democrats’ reconciliation bill.

Vote: 19 YES – 25 NO

Other resources:

READ: How Bundling Amnesty into the Reconciliation Bill Could Polarize Immigration Policy

READ: Amnesty in the Reconciliation Bill Could Cost Social Security and Medicare $1 Trillion

READ: Taxpayers to foot bill for amnesty under House proposal