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H.R. 2847 (116th): 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.

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Sponsor and status

Paul Mitchell

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

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Last Updated: May 20, 2019
Length: 2 pages
May 20, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 4, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


27 Cosponsors (18 Democrats, 9 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

House Foreign Affairs Committee Advances No Passport Fees for Heroes Families Act
    — Rep. Paul Mitchell [I-MI10, 2017-2020] (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 [I-MI10, 2017-2020] (Sponsor) on May 22, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

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


May 20, 2019

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Mar 4, 2020
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H.R. 2847 (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. 2847. 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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