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H.R. 4356 (116th): Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act


To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to allow certain individuals to terminate contracts for telephone, multichannel video programming, or internet access service, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Josh Harder

Sponsor. Representative for California's 10th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2020
Length: 1 page
Introduced
Sep 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 5, 2021

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 5, 2021.

Law
Pub.L. 116-285
Cosponsors

1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Lamborn Votes in Support of 9 Veterans Bills
    — Rep. Doug Lamborn [R-CO5] on Nov 12, 2019

Latta Votes to Ensure Veterans Receive Recognition and Benefits
    — Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] on Nov 12, 2019

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 11/25/2019
    — Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7, 1991-2020] on Nov 25, 2019

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 4356 will be negligible.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 6800: The Heroes Act

Passed House (Senate next) on May 15, 2020. 0% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2963: Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act of 2019

Introduced on Dec 3, 2019. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 4511: Veteran Benefits Enhancement and Expansion Act of 2020

Ordered Reported on Sep 23, 2020. 1% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Sep 17, 2019
 
Introduced

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Oct 29, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 12, 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 15, 2020
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 5, 2021
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4356 (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. 4356. 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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