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H.R. 6048 (115th): COUNT Victims Act

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When a hurricane hits, who should determine the official death count: the government or independent researchers? And how much after the hurricane hits should deaths still be counted towards the death count?

Context

After the category 5 Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, the death count was originally listed as 64.

Yet a George Washington University study from September 2018, from researchers at the school’s Milken Institute School of Public Health, estimated the actual death count as 2,975. The significantly higher number was determined in part ...

Sponsor and status

Nydia Velázquez

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 7, 2018
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

Jun 7, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 7, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

History

Jun 7, 2018
 
Introduced

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

H.R. 6048 (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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