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H.R. 58: FRIENDS Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 58 requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO), within one year of enactment, to submit a report to Congress that describes state and local programs and policies related to the preparedness and protection of first responders. The report may include information on: the degree to which such programs and policies include consideration of the presence of a first responder’s family in an area impacted by a terrorist attack; the availability of personal protective equipment for first responders; and, the availability of home medical kits for first responders and ...

Sponsor and status

Sheila Jackson Lee

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2017
Length: 3 pages

Jan 3, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 31, 2017

This bill passed in the House on January 31, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


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


Jan 3, 2017

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Jan 31, 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.

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 58 is 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.

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