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H.R. 8228: Our Lawn Act

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For the first time ever, many young people are saying “Get off my lawn!”


Presidents of both political parties have delivered convention speeches from the White House before. In 2008, Republican George W. Bush delivered his convention speech from the White House endorsing his party’s nominee John McCain. In 1940, Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt also delivered his own convention speech from the White House, although most Americans at that time heard it on the radio rather than watching on television.

2020 was a bit different, though, because the entire Republican Convention was held from the White House. House Oversight Committee Democrats believe this violated the Hatch Act of 1939, a law which limits political activities by federal employees while acting in their official capacity — which, at the White ...

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Dean Phillips

Sponsor. Representative for Minnesota's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 11, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Sep 11, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Sep 11, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on September 11, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

47% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Sep 11, 2020

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H.R. 8228 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 8228. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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