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H.R. 7629: COVID-19 National Memorial Act

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About the bill

Once this is all over, what’s the best way to honor the lives lost in the pandemic?

Context and what the bill does

The U.S. has national memorials to World War I which killed 116,516 Americans, to the Vietnam War which killed 58,220 Americans, and 9/11’s Flight 93 which killed 40 Americans. So what about the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 150,000 Americans to date.

The COVID–19 National Memorial Act would create a national memorial at a to-be-designated location in the Bronx, New York City.

It was introduced in the House on July 16 as bill number H.R. 7629, by Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY13).

What supporters say

Supporters argue that this pandemic needs to remain in the public’s ...

Sponsor and status

Adriano Espaillat

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 13th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 16, 2020
Length: 6 pages
Jul 16, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jul 16, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 16, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 16, 2020

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H.R. 7629 is 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. 7629. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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