H.R.2951 - To allow Members of Congress to carry a concealed handgun anywhere in the United States, with exceptions.115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] (Introduced 06/20/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; House Administration; Homeland Security|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/10/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2951 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/20/2017)
This bill allows a Member of Congress to carry a concealed handgun for any lawful purpose anywhere in the United States, except on the grounds of the White House, wherever the U.S. Secret Service is prohibiting the possession of a firearm, or on an air carrier (unless the Member has successfully completed the federal flight deck officer training program), provided that such Member:
- is carrying the photographic identification issued by a chamber of Congress that identifies him or her as a Member;
- has been issued a license or permit to carry a concealed handgun by a state or the United States Capitol Police; and
- is not otherwise prohibited under federal law from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm.
The Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police is authorized to issue such a license or permit.
The Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account and the House of Representatives' Members' Representational Allowance may be used to pay for a a Member's participation in the federal flight deck officer training program, which the Department of Homeland Security must make available.