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H.R. 2945 (115th): Congressional Personal Safety Act

About the bill

When a deranged gunman opened fire on a baseball practice of Congress members last year, possibly the only thing potentially preventing a bloodbath of dozens of members was high-ranking member Steve Scalise’s security detail returning fire.

Since then, the number of mass shootings has only gone up with the Las Vegas concert, Texas church, and Florida high school — as public approval of Congress hovers near all time lows.

Combine all these factors together, and some Congress members want a special law allowing any member to carry a concealed weapon ...

Sponsor and status

Jody Hice

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

Jun 20, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 20, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

History

Jun 20, 2017
 
Introduced

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

H.R. 2945 (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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