About the bill
On June 14, a potentially generation-defining incident was prevented.
Two U.S. Capitol Police officers named Crystal Griner and David Bailey were shot when stopping a would-be mass shooter, shortly after he opened fire at a congressional Republicans’ baseball practice.
The Wounded Officers Recovery Act was introduced shortly after by the managers of the Republican and Democratic baseball teams. It would expand an existing law — originally intended for the families of Capitol police officers killed — to include officers wounded on the job.
The Congressional Baseball Game has been an ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2017
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 4, 2017
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 4, 2017.
What legislators are saying
“Davis Advocates for Bill to Help U.S. Capitol Police Injured in Line of Duty”
— Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 24, 2017
This bill incorporates provisions from:
Jul 19, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 24, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Jul 27, 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.
Jul 27, 2017
House Agreed to Changes
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.
Aug 4, 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.R. 3298 (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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