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H.R. 2884 (115th): COVFEFE Act of 2017

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About the bill

President Trump’s May 31st tweet “Despite the constant negative press covfefe” generated headlines as the nation speculated on what exactly the tweet meant. Now in June it’s prompted a congressional bill that could prevent Trump from deleting social media postings.

The context

Although many believe Trump meant to type “coverage,” the tweet became perhaps the most talked-about news story of the day by prompting rounds of speculation about what Trump actually meant. (Even if he had typed “coverage,” the tweet still would have been incomplete.) Trump himself refused ...

Sponsor and status

Mike Quigley

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

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Last Updated: Jun 12, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Jun 12, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 12, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.



Jun 12, 2017

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H.R. 2884 (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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