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H.R. 3140: FIRED Act

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Warren Davidson

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 12, 2021
Length: 2 pages
May 12, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on May 12, 2021

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8 Cosponsors (8 Republicans)

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


May 12, 2021

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