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H.R. 2647: Safer Occupancy Furniture Flammability Act

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To adopt a certain California flammability standard as a Federal flammability standard to protect against the risk of upholstered furniture flammability, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Doris Matsui

Sponsor. Representative for California's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
May 9, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Dec 16, 2019

This bill passed in the House on December 16, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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

What legislators are saying

Matsui Legislation Limiting Dangerous Chemicals from Furniture Passes House of Representatives
    — Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA6] (Sponsor) on Dec 16, 2019

Griffith-Sponsored Bill to Set Furniture Safety Standards Passes House of Representatives
    — Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 16, 2019

Yoho airs concerns on Guantanamo prisoner release
    — Rep. Ted Yoho [R-FL3] on Jun 3, 2014

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 2647 will add $1 million in new spending through 2024.

History

May 9, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jun 13, 2019
 
Considered by Consumer Protection and Commerce

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 10, 2019
 
Considered by Consumer Protection and Commerce

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 17, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Dec 16, 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.

Dec 16, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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Signed by the President

H.R. 2647 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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