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H.R. 2884: 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


Introduced on Jun 12, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 12, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 12, 2017

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H.R. 2884 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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