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H.R. 4782: PAINTER Act

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Is this art sale a brush with corruption?


Previously a lawyer, investor, and lobbyist, President Joe Biden’s son Hunter has just recently begun embarking on an art career. For rights reasons, we can’t include any embedded images of his artwork within this article, but click here for some images.

Hunter’s upcoming art sale this fall has proven controversial for its high prices, with paintings going for as high as $500,000. Most art critics currently consider the paintings to be decent at best, so the conventional wisdom is that the prices are almost entirely because of the artist responsible.

While the White House has crafted an arrangement in which the buyers will remain anonymous and the president won’t promote the artwork or the sale, some ...

Sponsor and status

Michael Waltz

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 28, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Jul 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jul 28, 2021

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1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 28, 2021

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H.R. 4782 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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