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H.R. 4738: COVID–19 American History Project Act

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To direct the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to establish a history project to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials, written materials, and photographs of those who were affected by COVID-19, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Julia Letlow

Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2022
Length: 9 pages
Jul 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 29, 2022

This bill passed in the House on March 29, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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31 Cosponsors (29 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Letlow's COVID-19 American History Project Act Passes the House
    — Rep. Julia Letlow [R-LA5] (Sponsor) on Mar 29, 2022

the daily leader: tuesday, march 29, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Mar 28, 2022

the daily leader: monday, march 28, 2022
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Mar 27, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 4738 will be negligible.


Jul 28, 2021

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Mar 25, 2022
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Mar 29, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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