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. Flamethrowers can shoot fire up to 50 feet, and are being sold ... Continue reading »
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.
Representative for New York's 16th congressional district
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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2015
Length: 4 pages
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H.R. 4009 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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