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H.R. 1892: Honoring Hometown Heroes Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1892 authorizes the governors of a state or, territory, or possession of the United States and the Mayor of the District of Columbia to proclaim that the U.S. flag shall be flown at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder (public safety officer) working in such jurisdiction who dies while serving in the line of duty.

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Sponsor and status

John Larson

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 28, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Apr 4, 2017

Status:

Passed Senate with Changes (back to House) on Nov 28, 2017

This bill has been passed in the House and the Senate, but the Senate made changes and sent it back to the House on November 28, 2017.

Prognosis:

66% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Apr 4, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 3, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 15, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

May 18, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Nov 28, 2017
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Pending
 
House Approves Senate Changes

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1892 is 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.

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