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H.R. 1478 (115th): Gun Violence Research Act

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To repeal the provision that in practice prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services from sponsoring research on gun violence in fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Stephanie Murphy

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 9, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Mar 9, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 9, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

174 Cosponsors (167 Democrats, 7 Republicans)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

News: National Gun Safety Organizations Endorse Murphy’s Bill to Help Reduce Gun Violence
    — Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7] (Sponsor) on Mar 29, 2017

Fitzpatrick Takes Leadership Role in Addressing Gun Violence, Community Safety
    — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 27, 2018

Watson Coleman Requests Votes in Lieu of Moment of Silence for Trenton Mass Shooting
    — Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12] on Jun 19, 2018

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History

Mar 9, 2017
 
Introduced

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H.R. 1478 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1478. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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