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
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 7th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 9, 2017
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on March 9, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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174 Cosponsors (167 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Fitzpatrick Takes Leadership Role in Addressing Gun Violence, Community Safety”
— Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 27, 2018
Mar 9, 2017
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H.R. 1478 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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