skip to main content

H.R. 4145 (116th): Braeden’s Commission: Protect our Athletes from Exertional Heat Stroke

Call or Write Congress

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Christopher “Chris” Smith

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

Read Text »
Last Updated: Aug 2, 2019
Length: 14 pages
Aug 2, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 2, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>APP article on Braeden Bradford</span>'Braeden Bradforth: Settlement overshadows anniversary of Neptune football player's death'
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Aug 3, 2020

<span class='\"kicker\"'>In Heat stroke death of Neptune, NJ student Braeden Bradforth</span>Smiths Braedens Commission Wins Major Supporter
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Feb 4, 2020

<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

More statements at ProPublica Represent...


Aug 2, 2019

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

H.R. 4145 (116th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4145. 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.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 4145 — 116th Congress: Braeden’s Commission: Protect our Athletes from Exertional Heat Stroke.” 2019. June 15, 2021 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.