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H.R. 1892: Honoring Hometown Heroes Act

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1892 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.R. 1892 authorizes the governors of a state or, territory, or possession of the United States and the Mayor of the District of Columbia to proclaim that the U.S. flag shall be flown at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder (public safety officer) working in such jurisdiction who dies while serving in the line of duty.

The rules for handling and displaying the U.S. Flag are defined by a law known as the U.S. Flag Code. The Flag code allows the President to order the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, as a mark of respect to their memory. H.R. 1892 would authorize governors to proclaim the flag should be flown at half-staff to honor local police, firefighters, and emergency responders.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


Congress
115th Congress
Date
May 18, 2017
Chamber
House
Number
#266
Question:
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House
Result:
Passed

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Key: R Yea D Yea D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
This is a cartogram. Each hexagon represents one congressional district.
Totals     Republican     Democrat
  Yea 411
 
 
96%
224 187
  Nay 1
 
 
0%
0 1
Not Voting 18
 
 
4%
13 5
Required: 2/3 source: house.gov

Vote Details

Notes: The Speaker’s Vote? “Aye” or “Yea”?
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