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S Amdt 3820 - Legal Immigrants Assistance Eligibility Amendment - Key Vote

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Amendment - Amendment Rejected (Senate) (46-53) - (Key vote)

Title: Legal Immigrants Assistance Eligibility Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that makes legal immigrants eligible to receive some forms of assistance.

  • Makes legal immigrants eligible for:
    • Emergency medical services;
    • Benefits under National School Lunch Act;
    • Assistance under Child Nutrition Act of 1996;
    • Public health assistance for immunizations and treatment of communicable diseases;
    • Services related to domestic violence or child abuse;
    • Some programs of student assistance;
    • Means-tested programs of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965;
    • Benefits under Head Start Act; and
    • Prenatal and postpartum services.
Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Legal Immigrants Assistance Eligibility Amendment


  • Edward M. 'Ted' Kennedy Sr. (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
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