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H.R. 2227 (116th): Gold Star Spouses and Spouses of Injured Servicemembers Leasing Relief Expansion Act of 2019

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To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to clarify the authority of servicemembers who incur a catastrophic injury or illness while in military service to terminate leases of premises and motor vehicles, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Cheri Bustos

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 17th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2020
Length: 4 pages
Apr 10, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 6395: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
Enacted — Veto Overridden on Jan 1, 2021. (compare text)

11 Cosponsors (8 Democrats, 3 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Passes Wenstrup, Bustos Bill to Help the Families of Our Wounded and Fallen Heroes
    — Rep. Brad Wenstrup [R-OH2] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 25, 2020

Rep. Cisneros Votes to Pass Bipartisan NDAA and Secures Provisions to Combat COVID-19, Protect Military Families, Improve Diversity and Inclusion, and Safeguard Environment
    — Rep. Gilbert Cisneros [D-CA39, 2019-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 21, 2020

Hurd Backs Multiple Bills to Ensure Support for Veterans and Their Families
    — Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX23, 2015-2020] on Feb 26, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 2227 will be negligible.


Apr 10, 2019

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Jul 17, 2019
Considered by Economic Opportunity

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Oct 29, 2019
Ordered Reported

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Feb 25, 2020
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.

H.R. 2227 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2227. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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