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17-H2884 on Jun 12, 2017

Bill Sponsorship: COVFEFE Act
Source: Bill sponsorship H. R. 2884
A BILL to require the preservation of Presidential social media accounts. This Act may be cited as the "Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically For Engagement Act of 2017" or the "COVFEFE Act of 2017".
  • Requirement for preservation of social media accounts.
  • Include "social media" with "films" and other media to be preserved.
  • Include any personal and official social media account.
  • Define the term 'social media' as "any form of electronic communication (such as a website for social networking and microblogging) through which users create an online community to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (such as videos)."

MSN.com explanation: @realDonaldTrump tweeted at 12:06 a.m.: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe". The tweet stood alone -- nothing before it, or after it. Trump deleted the tweet at some point in the 5 a.m. hour, but #covfefe is now a trending hashtag on Twitter. Most people took the "covfefe" to be a typo, although Press Secretary Sean Spicer told the media that the term was used intentionally: "The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant," he said. Presidential records must be preserved, according to the Presidential Records Act, which would make it potentially illegal for the president to delete tweets. Spicer confirmed they should be taken as official presidential statements: "The president is president of the United States so they are considered official statements by the president of the United States," he said. Also see Term Limits constitutional amendment

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Question 16: Make voter registration easier Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Technology
  • Headline: Permanent preservation of Presidential social media accounts (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored COVFEFE Act top preserve Presidential social media (Score: 2)

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Democrats participating in 17-H2884

Yvette Clarke s1sNew York DemocratJun 13, 2017
Steve Cohen s1sTennessee DemocratJun 13, 2017
Jim Costa s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 15, 2017
Danny Davis s1sIllinois DemocratJun 15, 2017
Peter Defazio s1sOregon DemocratJun 13, 2017
Luis Gutierrez s1sIllinois DemocratJun 15, 2017
Hakeem Jeffries s1sNew York DemocratJun 15, 2017
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia DemocratJun 13, 2017
Ted Lieu s1sCalifornia Democratic House MemberJun 13, 2017
Dan Lipinski s1sIllinois DemocratJun 13, 2017
Betty McCollum s1sMinnesota DemocratJun 13, 2017
Gregory Meeks s1sNew York Dem./Working-FamiliesJun 13, 2017
Jerrold Nadler s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesJun 15, 2017
Frank Pallone s1sNew Jersey DemocratJun 22, 2017
Mike Quigley s2pIllinois Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1sIllinois DemocratJun 15, 2017
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois DemocratJun 22, 2017
Darren Soto s1sFlorida DemocratJun 13, 2017

Republicans participating in 17-H2884

Independents participating in 17-H2884

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 18
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

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