US HB8 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 208-3)
Status: Engrossed on March 11 2021 - 50% progression
Action: 2021-03-11 - Received in the Senate.
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers or exchanges, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

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Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021


Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]
Rep. Christopher Smith [R-NJ]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]
Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]
Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]
Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]
Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]
Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Marie Newman [D-IL]
Rep. Deborah Ross [D-NC]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]
Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Jake Auchincloss [D-MA]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]
Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]
Rep. Nikema Williams [D-GA]Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]
Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]
Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]
Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]
Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ]
Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Kathy Manning [D-NC]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Sara Jacobs [D-CA]
Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]
Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]
Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]
Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]
Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]
Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]
Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]
Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Mondaire Jones [D-NY]Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]
Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]
Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]
Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]
Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]
Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]
Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]
Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]
Rep. Frank Mrvan [D-IN]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux [D-GA]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]
Rep. Ritchie Torres [D-NY]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]
Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]
Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]
Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]
Rep. Al Green [D-TX]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]
Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]
Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]
Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]
Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]
Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. Kaialii Kahele [D-HI]Rep. Marilyn Strickland [D-WA]
Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]
Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]
Rep. Teresa Fernandez [D-NM]Rep. Jamaal Bowman [D-NY]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]
Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]
Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]
Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]

Roll Calls

2021-03-11 - House - On passage (Y: 227 N: 203 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-03-11 - House - On motion to recommit (Y: 207 N: 217 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [FAIL]


2021-03-11SenateReceived in the Senate.
2021-03-11HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
2021-03-11HouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 227 - 203 (Roll no. 75). (text: 3/10/2021 CR H1286-1287)
2021-03-11HouseOn motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 207 - 217 (Roll no. 74).
2021-03-11HouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to the motion to recommit H.R. 8 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2021-03-11HouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1330-1332)
2021-03-11HousePursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, the House resumed consideration of H.R. 8.
2021-03-10HousePursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further consideration of H.R. 8 is postponed.
2021-03-10HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jordan motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the motion to recommit and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Jordan demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2021-03-10HouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit was ordered without objection.
2021-03-10HouseMr. Jordan moved to recommit to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H1302)
2021-03-10HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
2021-03-10HouseH.Amdt.28 On agreeing to the Nadler amendments (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
2021-03-10HouseH.Amdt.28 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A001) pursuant to the rule.
2021-03-10HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 188, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Nadler en bloc amendment No. 1.
2021-03-10HouseH.Amdt.28 Amendments en bloc (A001) offered by Mr. Nadler. (consideration: CR H1300-1302; text: CR H1300)
2021-03-10HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 8.
2021-03-10HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 842, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. Rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 842, H.R. 8, and H.R. 1446. The rule provides for a motion to recommit on H.R. 842, H.R. 8, and H.R. 1446.
2021-03-10HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 188. (consideration: CR H1286-1303)
2021-03-08HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 188 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 842, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. Rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 842, H.R. 8, and H.R. 1446. The rule provides for a motion to recommit on H.R. 842, H.R. 8, and H.R. 1446.
2021-03-01HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2021-03-01HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HR188 (Related) 2021-03-08 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
SB529 (Related) 2021-03-02 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.


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