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H.R. 4923 (117th): Love America Act of 2021

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About the bill

Fortunately for the caffeine industry, most public school students would still have to read William Faulkner.


In 2021, a wave of parental complaints about what they claimed were divisive lessons on the topic of race in U.S. history in K-12 schools swept across numerous states, including Texas and Virginia.

New legislation distills those complaints into this opinion: “Increasingly, students across the country are being taught misinformation, including that the principles of the founding of the United States were lies from the start, that the core institutions of the United States are fundamentally racist and designed to propagate racism, and that it is acceptable to impute guilt to present-day individuals based on the color of their skin, rather than the content of their character.”

What the legislation does

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Sponsor and status

Jason Smith

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

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Last Updated: Aug 3, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Aug 3, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 3, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


3 Cosponsors (3 Republicans)



Aug 3, 2021

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 4923 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4923. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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