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Rules Committee Rejects Deutch-Foster Amendment to End Detention Bed Mandate

Washington, DC | Sep 30, 2015

The House Rules Committee has rejected an amendment authored by U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch (FL-21) and Bill Foster (IL-11), along with Reps. Adam Smith (WA-9), Watson Coleman (NJ-12), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), and Jared Polis (CO-2) that would have struck the costly and inhumane immigrant detention bed quota from the short-term Continuing Resolution for Fiscal Year 2016. The detention bed quota, which requires U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to maintain an average of 34,000 immigrant detainees each day, comes at a great cost to taxpayers, families, and communities. Enforcing the quota costs taxpayers $2 billion a year, as detaining individuals in for-profit facilities at an average o...

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Voting Record

Date Bill Vote
10/1 H.R. 3457 Nay
10/1 H.R. 1735 Nay
10/1 H.R. 1735 Yea
10/1 H.Res. 449 No
10/1 H.Res. 449 Nay
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