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H.R. 538 (117th): Downwinders Parity Act of 2021

To amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to include certain communities and to extend the fund, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Paul Gosar

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Jan 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 28, 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).

See Instead

H.R. 612 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Nov 17, 2021


Position statements

What legislators are saying

This Week With Gosar
    — Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ9] (Sponsor) on May 29, 2022

This Week with Gosar
    — Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ9] (Sponsor) on May 15, 2022

Gosar Votes to Extend Compensation to Downwinders, Urges Reforms to Include Impacted Areas Currently Excluded
    — Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ9] (Sponsor) on May 11, 2022

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Jan 28, 2021

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

H.R. 538 (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. 538. 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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