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USHR1126IntroExpressing support for the designation of September 23 as "Mary Church Terrell Day", and calling on Congress to recognize Mary Church Terrell's lasting contributions to the civil rights and women's rights movements.
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2018-10-12
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USSR412IntroA resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion and celebrating Black History Month. Expresses support for the monument recognizing the service of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion a...
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2018-10-03
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USHR1105IntroDesignating Salt Lake City, Utah, as the western center of the centennial commemoration of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, in coordination with Better Days 2020, and designating Cheyenne, Wyoming, Denver, Colorado, Helena, Montana, and Seneca...
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2018-09-28
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB1272IntroCold Case Record Collections Act of 2017 This bill requires the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to establish a collection of cold case records about unsolved criminal civil rights cases that government offices must: (1) publicly d...
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2018-09-27
Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
USSB3191IntroCivil Rights Cold Case Records Collection Act of 2018
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2018-09-26
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSR655IntroA resolution recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States. Recognizes: (1) the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month from S...
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2018-09-26
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6349; text: CR S6347-6348)
USHB6916IntroTo posthumously award a Congressional gold medal to Mahatma Gandhi in recognition of his contributions to the Nation by the promotion of nonviolence.
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2018-09-26
To House Financial Services Committee
USSR646IntroA resolution recognizing the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice on its 50th anniversary.
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2018-09-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR1074IntroRecognizing the historic abolitionist events surrounding the Pearl, and honoring its legacy in American history. Honors the legacy of those who furthered freedom in the Pearl Incident and recognizes their historical importance.
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2018-09-20
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHCR131IntroRecognizing the need to improve physical access to many federally funded facilities for all people of the United States, particularly people with disabilities.
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2018-09-19
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USSR631IntroA resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Indian Civil Rights Act and voting rights for American Indian and Alaska Native communities across the country. Honors the 50th anniversary of title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, commonly kno...
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2018-09-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR1068IntroRecognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States. Recognizes: (1) the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month; and (2) the integr...
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2018-09-13
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB6213IntroHistory and Tradition Protection Act of 2018
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2018-08-02
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHR972IntroOriginal LGBTQ Pride Month Resolution of 2018 Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) rights are human rights and protected by the U.S. Constitution; LBGTQ Pride month should be ...
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2018-08-02
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHCR126IntroAffirming the importance of religious freedom as a fundamental human right that is essential to a free society and protected for all people of the United States under the Constitution of the United States. Affirms that religious freedom includes the ...
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2018-08-02
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHR257IntroCondemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States.
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2018-07-25
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHR1024IntroReaffirming the commitment of the United States to promote international religious freedom and marking the 20th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. Marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the International Religious F...
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2018-07-24
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB5924IntroAnti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2018 This bill requires the Department of Education when reviewing whether there has been a violation of title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin...
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2018-07-24
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB1689EngrossPrivate Property Rights Protection Act of 2017 This bill prohibits a state or political subdivision from exercising its power of eminent domain, or allowing the exercise of such power by delegation, over property to be used for economic development o...
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2018-07-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR1013IntroCelebrating civic advocacy in the United States and supporting the designation of July 24th as National Advocacy Day. Expresses support for the celebration of civic advocacy efforts on National Advocacy Day.
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2018-07-23
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USSR586IntroA resolution honoring the 170th anniversary of the first women's rights convention held in the United States in Seneca Falls, New York. Recognizes the 170th anniversary of the first women's rights convention and supports policies that promote the emp...
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2018-07-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR563IntroA resolution recognizing June 2018 as "LGBTQ Pride Month". Expresses support for the rights, freedoms, and equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. Recognizes that LGBTQ rights are human rights and protected b...
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2018-06-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB3110IntroPatsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act of 2018
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2018-06-21
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB6184IntroPatsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act of 2018
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2018-06-21
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USSR555IntroA resolution recognizing the freedom of Muslims of the United States to exercise their religion and participate in the civil systems of their country.
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2018-06-20
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4286; text: CR S4286)
USHR948IntroRecognizing June 19, 2018, as this year's observance of the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day.
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2018-06-19
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHR946IntroRecognizing the significance of National Caribbean American Heritage Month. Expresses support for the goals and ideals of Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Affirms that: (1) the contributions of Caribbean-Americans are a significant part of the hist...
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2018-06-15
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHB3828IntroPatsy T. Mink Gender Equity in Education Act of 2017 This bill requires the Department of Education (ED) to establish an Office for Gender Equity to support state and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and elementary and se...
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2018-06-14
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Ms. Matsui asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the primary sponsor of H.R. 3828, a bill originally introduced by Representative Slaughter, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII.
USSR547IntroA resolution designating June 19, 2018, as "Juneteenth Independence Day" in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which slavery legally came to an end in the United States.
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2018-06-14
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3958; text: CR S3954)
USSR546IntroA resolution recognizing the significance of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history of the United States.
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2018-06-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR936IntroExpressing support for designation of June 19, 2018, as "Juneteenth Independence Day" in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which slavery legally came to an end in the United States. Expresses support for the designation of Juneteenth Independ...
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2018-06-13
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHR902IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the obligation of the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice to enforce title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964...
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2018-06-05
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHR911IntroRecognizing the significance of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history of the United States.
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2018-05-24
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USSR530IntroA resolution recognizing the significance of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history of the United States.
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2018-05-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2932IntroDo Not Track Kids Act of 2018
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2018-05-23
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHB5930IntroDo Not Track Kids Act of 2018
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2018-05-23
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USSB2940IntroAnti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2018 This bill requires the Department of Education when reviewing whether there has been a violation of title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin...
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2018-05-23
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB2918IntroDo No Harm Act This bill makes the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) inapplicable to federal laws (or implementations of laws) that: protect against discrimination or the promotion of equal opportunity, including the Civil Rights Act o...
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2018-05-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR869IntroRecognizing American Muslims' history and contributions to our Nation.
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2018-05-03
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHR798IntroCommemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through the teaching of nonviolence.
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2018-04-30
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USSR426IntroA resolution supporting the goals of International Women's Day. Supports the goals of International Women's Day. Recognizes that the empowerment of women is linked to a country's potential to generate economic growth, sustainable democracy, and inclu...
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2018-04-18
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2280-2283; text: CR S2281-2283)
USHB5561IntroBarbara Johns Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the posthumous award of a Congressional Gold Medal to Barbara Rose Johns in recognitio...
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2018-04-18
To House Financial Services Committee
USHR817IntroPromoting and supporting the goals and ideals of the Fair Housing Act and recognizing April 2018 as Fair Housing Month, which includes bringing attention to the discrimination faced by every-day Americans in the United States in housing and housing-r...
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2018-04-12
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHCR117IntroRecognizing the significance of Equal Pay Day to illustrate the disparity between wages paid to men and women. Recognizes the significance of Equal Pay Day to illustrate the disparity between wages paid to men and women, and its impact on women, fami...
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2018-04-10
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USSR441IntroA resolution honoring the accomplishments and legacy of Cesar Estrada Chavez.
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2018-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR799IntroRecognizing March 31 as "César Chávez Day" in honor of the accomplishments and legacy of César Estrada Chávez.
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2018-03-22
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USSR448IntroA resolution designating March 2018 as "National Women's History Month".
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2018-03-22
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1978, S1954-1955; text: CR S1954)
USSB2562IntroAlice Paul Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill requires the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to make arrangements for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal in commemoration of Alice Paul ...
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2018-03-15
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USHB5265IntroDistrict of Columbia Home Rule Non-Discrimination Act of 2018
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2018-03-13
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR772IntroCondemning Louis Farrakhan for promoting ideas that create animosity and anger toward Jewish Americans and the Jewish religion.
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2018-03-13
To House Judiciary Committee
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