H. R. 545
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 28, 2021
Mr. Huffman (for himself, Mr. Levin of California, Mrs. Axne, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Quigley, Ms. Norton, Ms. Escobar, Mr. Hastings, Miss Rice of New York, Ms. Barragán, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. Scanlon, Mr. Casten, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Torres of New York, Ms. Chu, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Case, Mr. Auchincloss, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Carson, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Meng, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Jones, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Evans, and Ms. Stevens) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To amend title 40, United States Code, to prevent Members of Congress and their employees from carrying firearms in the Capitol building, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
No Congressional Gun Loophole Act.
Capitol grounds and buildings security
Section 5104(e)(1) of title 40, United States Code, is amended—
in subparagraph (A), by redesignating clauses (i), (ii), and (iii) as subclauses (I), (II), and (III), respectively, and moving the margins 2 ems to the right;
by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as clauses (i) and (ii), respectively, and moving the margins 2 ems to the right;
An individual and inserting the following:
by adding at the end the following:
Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the Capitol Police Board may not authorize or permit a Member of Congress or an employee of such Member of Congress to carry on or have readily accessible to such Member or employee a firearm, except a Member or employee may store a firearm in a car owned by such Member or employee that is parked in a garage in the Capitol complex if the Member or employee is in compliance with the firearms laws of the District of Columbia for the lawful possession of such firearm and such firearm is locked with a gun lock while on the Capitol complex.
The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that is 15 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.