skip to main content

S. 2565 (110th): Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act of 2008

A bill to establish an awards mechanism to honor exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty by Federal, State, and Local law enforcement officers.

Sponsor and status

Joseph Biden Jr.

Sponsor. Senator for Delaware. Democrat.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2008
Length: 10 pages
Jan 29, 2008
110th Congress (2007–2009)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 31, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 31, 2008.

Pub.L. 110-298

10 Cosponsors (6 Democrats, 4 Republicans)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 3211: Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act of 2007

Introduced on Jul 27, 2007. 67% incorporated. (compare text)


Jan 29, 2008

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

May 15, 2008
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 26, 2008
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 22, 2008
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 31, 2008
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2565 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2565. This is the one from the 110th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“S. 2565 — 110th Congress: Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act of 2008.” 2008. January 22, 2022 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.