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H.R. 4477 (115th): Fix NICS Act of 2017

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To enforce current law regarding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

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Sponsor and status

John Culberson

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 5, 2017
Length: 24 pages
Nov 29, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
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H.R. 1625: H.R. 1625: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 23, 2018. (compare text)

9 Cosponsors (6 Democrats, 3 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Reps. Culberson and Cuellar Applaud House Passage of Bipartisan Bills to Curb Gun Violence
    — Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018] (Sponsor) on Dec 6, 2017

Titus Statement on National School Walkout
    — Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 14, 2018

Bonamici Condemns House Bill That Will Undermine Community Safety
    — Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1] on Dec 6, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 4477 will add $615 million in new spending through 2022.


Nov 29, 2017

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Nov 29, 2017
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Dec 5, 2017
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H.R. 4477 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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