To direct the Attorney General to prioritize the investigation and prosecution of Federal firearms offenses, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 11th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 8, 2021
Length: 17 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced on March 8, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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6 Cosponsors (6 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Hudson Slams Gun Bill Markup Debate as Missed Opportunity”
— Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC9] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 2, 2022
Mar 8, 2021
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H.R. 1642 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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