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H.R. 6709: 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
Introduced:

Sep 5, 2018

Status:

Introduced on Sep 5, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on September 5, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Sep 5, 2018
 
Introduced

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

Pending
 
Ordered Reported

Pending
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

H.R. 6709 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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