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H.R. 545 (117th): No Congressional Gun Loophole Act

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Should representatives and senators be allowed to bring firearms into one of the world’s most famous workplaces?


In May 1967, armed members of the Black Panthers entered the California Capitol Building. In response, that October, the federal government banned most firearms from the Capitol grounds, with exemptions granted for members of Congress and law enforcement. Few if any people object to the law enforcement exemption, but just recently the Congress member exemption has become newsworthy.

Previously, it was unclear how many — if any — members of Congress were actually carrying concealed weapons inside the Capitol Building, even among gun supporting members. But after newly elected Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO3) starred in a viral video proclaiming that she would concealed carry in the hall of Congress …

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Jared Huffman

Sponsor. Representative for California's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2021
Length: 3 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).


40 Cosponsors (40 Democrats)



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. 545 (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. 545. 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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