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113th CONGRESS - LEGISLATIVE BIL LIST

APPROPRIATIONS

S.2437
Latest Title: Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015
Introduced: 6/5/14
Sponsor: Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Senate Report: S. Rept. 113-181
Latest Major Action: 6/5/14 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Order. Calendar No. 411

S.4660
Latest Title: Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2015
Introduced: 5/15/14
Sponsor: Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA)
Committee Report - H.Rept. 113-448
Last Major Action: 6/19/14 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote

H.Res 585
Latest Title: A resolution providing consideration of the bill (H.R. 4660) making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Act for 2015.
Introduced: 5/19/14
Sponsor: Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA)
Committee Report: H.Rept. 113-445
Status: 5/20/14 Motion to reconsider laid on the table; agreed to in the Senate by Voice Vote

H.J. Res 124
Latest Title : Continuing Appropriations Resolution FY2015 - The measure will maintain agencies at FY 2014 funding levels and will fund government operations through Thursday, December 11, 2014. The FY2014 funding level for the EEOC was $364 million, with $29 million for our state and local partners (FEPA's).
Introduced: 9/9/14
Sponsor: Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)
Latest Action: 9/9/14 Referred to House Budget

EEOC

H.R. 4959
Latest Title: EEOC Transparency and Accountability Act
Introduced: 6/25/14
Sponosor: Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)
Status: Referred to House Education and Workforce Committee

Pregnancy

H.R. 1975
Latest Title: Pregnant Works Fairness Act
Introduced: 5/14/14
Sponsor: Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)
Status: 5/14/14 Referred to Committee

H.R. 5422
Latest Title: Litigation Oversight Act of 2014 - To amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to require the EEOC to approve commencing or intervening in certain litigation, and for other purposes.
Introduced: Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)
Committee: House - Education and the Workforce
Sponsor: Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)
Latest Action: 9/9/14 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R. 5423
Latest Title: To amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to exclude the application of such title to employment practices that are in compliance with Federal regulations, and State laws, in certain areas.
Sponsor: Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)
Committees: House - Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: 09/09/14 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce

AGE

S.1391
Latest Title: A bill to amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and other laws to clarify appropriate standards for Federal employment discrimination and retaliation claims, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 7/30/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Related Bills: H.R.2852
Latest Major Action: 7/30/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.2852
Latest Title: Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act
Introduced:
Sponsor: Rep Miller, George [CA-11] (introduced 7/30/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Related Bills: S.1391
Latest Major Action: 7/30/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

EQUAL PAY

S.2199
Latest Title: Paycheck Fairness Act
To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.
Introduced: April 1, 2014
Sponsor: Senator Barbara Mikulski
Latest Major Action: 4/9/14 The Senate voted 53-44 against a motion to close debate on the motion to proceed on this bill that would require employer s to pay men and woman with similar qualifications and jobs the same wages. This bill is now provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture.

S.84
Latest Title: Paycheck Fairness Act
A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to require the EEOC to collect from employers pay information data regarding the sex, race, and national origin of employees for use in the enforcement of federal laws prohibiting pay discrimination. Directs the Secretary and the Commissioner of the EEOC jointly to develop technical assistance material to assist small businesses to comply with the requirements of this Act.
Introduced:
Sponsor: Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (46) Related Bills: H.R.377
Latest Major Action: 04/01/2014 Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing.

H.R.377
Latest Title: Paycheck Fairness Act
To amend the Fair Labor Standards of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to require the EEOC to collect from employers pay information data regarding the sex, race, and national origin of employees for use in the enforcement of federal laws prohibiting pay discrimination. Directs the Secretary and the Chair of the EEOC jointly to develop technical assistance material to assist small businesses to comply with the requirements of this Act.
Introduced:
Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (206)
Related Bills: S.84
Latest Major Action: 04/23/13 Referred to Subcommittee on Workforce Protection
Note: 4/11/2013 Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Ms. DeLauro. Petition No: 113-1.
Note: On 4/11/2013, a motion was filed to discharge the Committee on Education and the Workforce from the consideration of H.R.377. A discharge petition requires 218 signatures for further action. (Discharge Petition No. 113-1: text with signatures.)

H.R. 4227
Latest Title: Fair Employment Protection Act
A bill to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other statutes to clarify appropriate liability standards for Federal antidiscrimination claims.
Introduced: 3/13/14
Sponsor: Rep. George Miller (D-CA)
Status: 3/31/2013 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, the Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

S. 2133
Latest Title: Fair Employment Protection Act
A bill to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other statutes to clarify appropriate liability standards for Federal antidiscrimination claims.
Introduced: 3/13/14
Sponsor: Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WIS)
Status: Referred to Committee

S.168
Latest Title: Fair Pay Act of 2013
The bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit discrimination in the payment of wages on account of sex, race, or national origin, and for other purposes. Directs the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to: (1) undertake studies and provide information and technical assistance to employers, labor organizations, and the general public concerning effective means available to implement this Act; and (2) carry on a continuing program of research, education, and technical assistance with specified components related to the purposes of this Act.
Introduced: 1/29/13
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 1/29/2013) Cosponsors (9)
"Comparable Worth" bill
Related Bills: H.R.438
Latest Major Action: 1/29/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.438
Latest Title: Fair Pay Act of 2013
The bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit discrimination in the payment of wages on account of sex, race, or national origin, and for other purposes. Directs the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to: (1) undertake studies and provide information and technical assistance to employers, labor organizations, and the general public concerning effective means available to implement this Act; and (2) carry on a continuing program of research, education, and technical assistance with specified components related to the purposes of this Act.
Introduced: 1/29/13
Sponsor: Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] (introduced 1/29/2013) Cosponsors (None)
"Comparable Worth" bill
Related Bills: S.168
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Referred to Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.

S.460
Latest Title: Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (26)
Increases minimum wage, eventually leads to an annual increase in the minimum wage based on the CPI.
Introduced: 3/5/13
Related Bills: H.R.1010
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.1010
Latest Title: Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Miller, George [CA-11] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (139)
Increases minimum wage, eventually leads to an annual increase in the minimum wage based on the CPI.
Introduced: 4/6/13
Related Bills: S.460
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

EMPLOYMENT NONDISCRIMINATION ACT (ENDA)

S.815
Latest Title: Employment Nondiscrimination Act
Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Introduced: 4/25/13
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Latest Major Action: 1/18/14 Referred to the Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice

H.R.1755
Latest Title: Employment Nondiscrimination Act
Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Introduced: 4/25/13
Sponsor: Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (161)
Latest Major Action: 6/14/2013 Referred to Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.

H.Res. 639
Providing for the consideration of the bill (S.815) to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Introduced: 6/23/14
Sponsor: Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)
Status: Referred to Committee

ENGLISH ONLY

S.464
Latest Title: English Language Unity Act of 2013
Requires, subject to exceptions and rules of construction, that: (1) official functions of the U.S. government be conducted in English, and (2) all naturalization ceremonies be conducted in English.
Introduced: 3/5/13
Sponsor: Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Related Bills: H.R.997
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affair: CR S1133.

H.R.997
Latest Title: English Language Unity Act of 2013
English Language Unity Act of 2013 - Makes English the official language of the United States. Requires, subject to exceptions and rules of construction, that: (1) official functions of the U.S. government be conducted in English, and (2) all naturalization ceremonies be conducted in English. Establishes a uniform English language rule for naturalization. Makes English language requirements and workplace policies, whether in the public or private sector, presumptively consistent with the laws of the United States.
Introduced: 3/6/13
Sponsor: Rep King, Steve [IA-4] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (42)
Related Bills: S.464
Latest Major Action: 4/8/2013 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.

FOIA

S.2520
Latest Title: FOIA Improvement Act of 2015
Introduced: 6/24/14
Sponsor: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Status: 6/24/14 Referred to the Senate Committee on Judiciary

H.R.1211
Latest Title: FOIA Improvement Act
To amend section 552 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the Freedom of Information Act), to provide for greater public access to information, and for other purpose
Introduced: 3/15/13
Sponsor Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49] (introduced 3/15/2013) Cosponsors (2)
FOIA Oversight and Implementation Act
Latest Major Action: 3/20/2013 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.

IMMIGRATION

S.744
Latest Title: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.
Introduced:4/16/13
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 4/16/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Related Bills: H.R.490
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2013 The bill passed in the Senate and goes to the House for consideration.

H.R.490
Latest Title: Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act
To amend section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the visa waiver program, and for other purposes
Introduced: 2/4/13
Sponsor: Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (22)
Related Bills: H.R.1354,
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

S.223
Latest Title: Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act
A bill to amend section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the visa waiver program, and for other purposes.
Introduced: 2/4/13
Sponsor: Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Related Bills: H.R.490
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

H.R.1525
Latest Title: Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2013
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to provide increased protections and eligibility
for family-sponsored immigrants.
Introduced: 2/6/13
Sponsor: Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced 4/12/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 4/29/2013 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

OTHER ISSUES

H.R.4306
Latest Title: Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act (FAIR Act) of 2014
To increase the rates of Federal pay under the General Schedule and for prevailing rate employees by 3.3 percent, and for other purposes.
Introduced: 3/26/14
Sponsor: Gerry Connolly
Status: Referred to Committee

H.R.645
Latest Title: Equal Employment for All Act
To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit the use of consumer credit checks against prospective and current employees for the purposes of making adverse employment decisions.
Introduced: 2/13/13
Sponsor: Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] (introduced 2/13/2013) Cosponsors (29)
Prohibits prospective employers from using consumer credit reports to make employment decisions.
Latest Major Action: 2/13/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.1281
Latest Title: Veterans and Servicemembers Employment Rights and Housing Act of 2013
Amends the Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of military service, and for other purposes.
Introduced: 7/11/13
Sponsor: Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] (introduced 7/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Related Bills: H.R.2654
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

S.1224
Latest Title: Civil Justice Tax Fairness Act of 2013
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income amounts received on account of claims based on certain unlawful discrimination and to allow income averaging for backpay and frontpay awards received on account of such claims, and for other purposes.
Introduced: 6/26/13
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Related Bills: H.R.2509
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.2509
Latest Title: Civil Justice Tax Fairness Act of 2013
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income amounts received on account of claims based on certain unlawful discrimination and to allow income averaging for backpay and frontpay awards received on account of such claims, and for other purposes.
Introduced: 6/26/13
Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 6/26/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Related Bills: S.1224
Latest Major Action: 6/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2458
Latest Title: To terminate any Federal employee who refuses to answer questions or gives false testimony in a congressional hearing.
Introduced: 6/20/13
Sponsor: Rep Brooks, Mo [AL-5] (introduced 6/20/2013) Cosponsors (30)
Latest Major Action: 6/20/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

S.1029
Latest Title:
Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013
To reform the process by which Federal agencies analyze and formulate new regulations and guidance documents.
Introduced: 5/23/13
Sponsor: Sen Portman, Rob [OH] (introduced 5/23/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Latest Major Action: 03/11/2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce. Hearings held.

H.R. 4637
Latest Title: Government Reporting Efficiency Act of 2014
A bill to require the sunset of certain Federal Government reporting requirements to Congress, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Introduced: 5/9/14
Sponsor: Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)
Latest Major Action: 5/9/14 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

H.R. 4794
Latest Title: Empower Employees Act
A bill to prohibit federal agencies, including executive, legislative and judicial agencies, the USPO, the Postal Regulatory Commission and the government of the DC from deducting labor organization fees from the salaries of their employees.
Introduced: 5/30/14
Sponsored: Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)
Latest Major Action: Referred to the House Committee