Coffman Statement on Discharge Petition On BRIDGE ACT
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement regarding the discharge petition on the BRIDGE ACT.
“March 5th has arrived and Congress has yet to reach an agreement on DACA. As I promised, I am now moving forward with the discharge petition on the Bridge Act. I call upon my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to sign the discharge petition to protect Dreamers.”
Rep. Coffman sent this letter today to both his Republican and Democrat colleagues requesting they sign on to the petition.
Coffman had announced that he intended to force a vote on DACA as early as September, and the discharge petition will now require 218 signatures to bring H.R. 496 to the House floor.
A "discharge petition" is an attempt to force a floor vote on a bipartisan bill, H.R. 496 the 'Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy Act', (BRIDGE Act), that he introduced in January 2017. The BRIDGE Act would extend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA for another three years to give Congress time to find a permanent solution for the young people who were brought to the United States as children. More HERE.
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