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H.R. 8: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

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To require a background check for every firearm sale.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Mike Thompson

Sponsor. Representative for California's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 4, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Jan 8, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 27, 2019

This bill passed in the House on February 27, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Thompson Statement on Two-Year Anniversary of the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas
    — Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5] (Sponsor) on Oct 1, 2019

September 2019: Nydia's End of District Work Period Update
    — Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D-NY7] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 8, 2019

Durbin Meets With Families Who Lost Loved Ones In Parkland School Shooting
    — Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] on Oct 16, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 8 will add $45 million in new spending through 2024.

History

Jan 8, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Feb 13, 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.

Feb 22, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Feb 27, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 8 is 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.

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