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H.R. 4118: Break the Cycle of Violence Act

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To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to build safer, thriving communities, and save lives, by investing in effective community-based violence reduction initiatives, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Steven Horsford

Sponsor. Representative for Nevada's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2022
Length: 32 pages
Jun 24, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 22, 2022

This bill passed in the House on September 22, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


95 Cosponsors (95 Democrats)

18% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 4118 – Break the Cycle of Violence Act (Sep 22, 2022)

What legislators are saying

Horsford Statement on Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Package Agreement
    — Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV4] (Sponsor) on Jun 21, 2022

Thompson Votes to Protect Communities and Provide Law Enforcement with Critical Resources
    — Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 22, 2022

congressman Bishop supports public safety bills that help cops, reduce violence
    — Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2] on Sep 22, 2022

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Jun 24, 2021

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Jul 26, 2022
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Rule).

Sep 21, 2022
On House Schedule

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Sep 21, 2022
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Rule).

Sep 22, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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

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H.R. 4118 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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