More than 100 conference committee members will soon begin negotiating a massive technology bill, a version of which could eliminate a loophole denying US citizenship to thousands of intercountry adoptees.
Congressional leaders have appointed 107 conference committee members who will soon consider whether intercountry adoptees will benefit from a citizenship provision already included in a bill that passed the House in February. The bill is not the Adoptee Citizenship Act (ACA), though a small number of the conferees are co-sponsors of the ACA. Rather, the bill under consideration is HR4521, titled as the America COMPETES Act in the House.
The Senate and House conferees will work to craft a deal between the two chambers on differing versions of the bill, which in the House is 3,610 pages long and includes intercountry adoptee citizenship provisions. The Senate bill, also massive, does not include provisions eliminating a loophole in US immigration law that denies thousands of intercountry adoptees US citizenship. For more information about the status of the bill and what provisions are included in the House version, see this updated FAQ.
List of conference committee members appointed by party leaders in the Senate and House. Those with a green checkbox on the right are current co-sponsors of the Adoptee Citizenship Act.