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H.R. 266 (115th): Law Enforcement Inclusion Act of 2016

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To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide that COPS grant funds may be used to hire and train new, additional career law enforcement officers who are residents of the communities they serve, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

John Lewis

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Jan 4, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 4, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Statement of Rep. John Lewis (GA) on the Jobs and Justice Act
    — Rep. John Lewis [D-GA5] (Sponsor) on May 11, 2018

Matsui Leads 23 Energy & Commerce Committee Members in Calling for FCC to Reconsider Proposed Changes to Lifeline Program
    — Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6] on Nov 15, 2017

Engel, Energy & Commerce Dems Call for FCC to Reconsider Proposed Changes to Lifeline Program
    — Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16] on Nov 16, 2017

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Jan 4, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 266 (115th) 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 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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