To require a background check for every firearm sale.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 5th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 4, 2019
Length: 8 pages
What legislators are saying
“Engel Statement on 5 Years Since Mother Emanuel Church Shooting”
— Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 17, 2020
“Congresswoman Loweys Statement on President Trumps SCOTUS Nominee”
— Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY17] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 26, 2020
“Norton Introduces Resolution Designating June as National Gun Violence Awareness Month”
— Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 4, 2020
What stakeholders are saying
H.R. 8 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. 8. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
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