About the bill
Last week presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) signed on as a co-sponsor to a bill that would repeal legislation that he voted for in 2005. Sanders, a self-described “socialist,” ranks as the most progressive senator according to GovTrack’s ideology scores, but there is one issue on which he hasn’t been the most liberal Member of Congress: guns. And presidential nomination rival Hillary Clinton has attacked a vote Sanders cast in 2005 shielding gun manufacturers from lawsuits when their products are used in crimes.
S. 2469, “A bill ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 28th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016
Length: 2 pages
Feb 1, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on February 1, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Jan 22, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 332 (113th).
Feb 1, 2016
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Oct 5, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3984.
H.R. 4399 (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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