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H.R. 6709 (115th): To prohibit the use of Federal funds by the Department of Health and Human Services to award a grant for the development of any video game.

About the bill

We all love video games, but should your tax money be spent to fund their creation?

H.R. 6709 is a recent congressional bill that would discontinue all federal funds or grants to create video games.

The legislation was introduced in the House on September 5 by Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC5).

What supporters say

Supporters argue the bill would save taxpayers money and cease the production of what they perceive to be extravagant unnecessary purchases.

“Our taxpayer dollars have been used several times to create video games,” Rep. Norman said ...

Sponsor and status

Ralph Norman Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 5, 2018
Length: 1 pages

Sep 5, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 5, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Sep 5, 2018

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

H.R. 6709 (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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