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S. 3734: Gold Star Families Day Act

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About the bill

The new holiday would fall between Labor Day and Columbus Day.


Likely buoyed by the successful addition of Juneteenth as the 11th federal holiday last year, more bills have been introduced to add new federal holidays in recent months.GovTrack Insider has recently covered congressional proposals to add Lunar (Chinese) New Year, the Hindu new year DiwaliSeptember 11, and Rosa Parks Day.

“Gold star families” are relatives of a person who died while serving in a military operation. Since 2011, the president has annually declared a day as Gold Star Families Dayhere is President Joe Biden’s 2021 proclamation. But compared to a federal holiday, it’s something of an informal designation.

What the bill does

The Gold Star Families Day Act would …

Sponsor and status

Elizabeth Warren

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 2, 2022
Length: 3 pages
Mar 2, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 2, 2022

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 2, 2022. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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3 Cosponsors (3 Democrats)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 2, 2022

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S. 3734 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3734. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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