Summary: H.R.677 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House (07/10/2019)

21st Century President Act

This bill revises the definition of "immediate family" for purposes of a criminal offense involving a threat to kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm on a former President or a member of the immediate family of a former President.

Specifically, it replaces gender-specific references to a former President's "wife" and "widow" with gender-neutral terms "spouse" and "surviving spouse."