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H.R. 8: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021

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To require a background check for every firearm sale.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Mike Thompson

Sponsor. Representative for California's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 11, 2021
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Mar 1, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 11, 2021

This bill passed in the House on March 11, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Cosponsors

210 Cosponsors (207 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

Prognosis
92% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 and H.R. 1446 – Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021 (Mar 8, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Chairman Thompson Lauds President's Commonsense Actions to Help Prevent Gun Violence
    — Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5] (Sponsor) on Apr 8, 2021

Cicilline Statement on Biden Executive Orders
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 8, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: The Reign of the Biden Gun Control Agenda is Upon Us
    — Rep. Matt Gaetz [R-FL1] on Apr 16, 2021

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History

Mar 1, 2021
 
Introduced

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Mar 2, 2021
 
Text Published

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Mar 10, 2021
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Mar 11, 2021
 
Considered by Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Mar 11, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Mar 18, 2021
 
Considered by Diversity and Inclusion

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 8 is 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. 8. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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