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H.R. 2229: First Responders Passport Act of 2019

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To waive the passport fees for first responders proceeding abroad to aid a foreign country suffering from a natural disaster.

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Sponsor and status

Steve Chabot

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 25, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Apr 10, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 24, 2019

This bill passed in the House on September 24, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
41% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - September 27, 2019
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Sep 30, 2019

the daily leader: tuesday, september 24, 2019
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Sep 23, 2019

My Votes – Week of September 23
    — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5] on Sep 27, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 2229 will be negligible.

History

Apr 10, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Jun 20, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Sep 24, 2019
 
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.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2229 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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