H.R. 6223: To amend section 1059(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 to clarify that a period of employment abroad by the Chief of Mission or United States Armed Forces as a translator, interpreter, or in an executive level security pos

H.R. 6223

To amend section 1059(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 to clarify that a period of employment abroad by the Chief of Mission or United States Armed Forces as a translator, interpreter, or in an executive level security pos

Date
December 4, 2012 (112th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 6223, a bill to amend section 1059(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The bill was introduced by Rep. Charles Dent (R-PA) on July 26, 2012, and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Bill Summary

The bill would address naturalization issues for those who are serving overseas in mission or in the armed forces.  The bill would clarify that time working overseas on behalf of the government would count as continuous physical presence for the purposes of naturalization.  The bill would allow people who are already legal permanent residents, spending time in U.S. embassies abroad, and in executive or managerial national security positions (or as interpreters and translators) to use the time that they spent serving this country to count towards physical presence.

Cost

A CBO score of H.R. 6223 was not available as of press time.