About the bill
Most bills in Congress have long and technical names, ones that few people can memorize. The most famous bill of this decade, “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010,” became popularly known as simply “Obamacare.” That’s not a risk with H.R. 4009, the Flamethrowers? Really? Act.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 16th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2015
Length: 4 pages
Nov 16, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on November 16, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Nov 16, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 30, 2018
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4901.
H.R. 4009 (114th) 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.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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