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H.R. 2847: No Passport Fees for Heroes’ Families Act

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To waive the fee for the issuance of a passport for a family member of a member of the Armed Forces who is in a hospital or medical facility abroad, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Paul Mitchell

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 20, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
May 20, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Ordered Reported on Mar 4, 2020

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 4, 2020.

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

What legislators are saying

House Foreign Affairs Committee Advances No Passport Fees for Heroes’ Families Act
    — Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10] (Sponsor) on Mar 5, 2020

Connolly, Mitchell, Spanberger, Wilson Introduce the No Passport Fees for Heroes’ Families Act
    — Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA11] (Co-sponsor) on May 22, 2019

Mitchell, Spanberger, Wilson, Connolly Introduce the No Passport Fees for Heroes’ Families Act
    — Rep. Paul Mitchell [R-MI10] (Sponsor) on May 22, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 2847 will be negligible.

History

May 20, 2019
 
Introduced

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Mar 4, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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Passed Senate

 
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H.R. 2847 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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