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H.R. 4145: Braeden’s Commission: Protect our Athletes from Exertional Heat Stroke

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To establish a commission to prevent exertional heat stroke deaths among high school and collegiate athletes, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 2, 2019
Length: 14 pages
Aug 2, 2019

Introduced on Aug 2, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on August 2, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'></span>Braeden Bradforths Mother and Rep. Chris Smith React to Independent Report on Football Players Death
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Nov 16, 2019

<span class='\"kicker\"'>College Criticized for Striking Lack of Leadership in Investigation into death of Braeden Bradforth</span>Rep. Chris Smith Calls Report 'Utterly Heartbreaking'
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Nov 14, 2019

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    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Nov 13, 2019

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Aug 2, 2019

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