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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)
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
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3205-3207)
USHCR117IntroRecognizing the significance of Equal Pay Day to illustrate the disparity between wages paid to men and women.
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2018-04-10
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USSB2640IntroSAFE KIDS Act Safeguarding American Families from Exposure by Keeping Information and Data Secure Act
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2018-04-10
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation 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
USHR798IntroCommemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through the teaching of nonviolence.
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2018-03-22
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USSR441IntroA resolution honoring the accomplishments and legacy of Cesar Estrada Chavez.
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2018-03-22
To Senate Judiciary 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
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2018-03-15
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs 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
USHB5265IntroDistrict of Columbia Home Rule Non-Discrimination Act of 2018
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2018-03-13
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB40IntroCommission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act This bill establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans to examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United S...
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2018-03-08
ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Ms. Jackson Lee asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 40, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Conyers, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
USHCR108IntroOriginal NAACP Resolution of 2018 Recognizes the 109th anniversary of the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Honors the NAACP for its work to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic rig...
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2018-03-08
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHR768IntroRecognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of Latinas in the United States.
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2018-03-08
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USSR428IntroA resolution recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of Latinas in the United States.
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2018-03-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB2525IntroFirst Amendment Defense Act
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2018-03-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB5194IntroPregnancy Discrimination Amendment Act
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2018-03-07
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHR755IntroOriginal Black History Month Resolution of 2018
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2018-02-27
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB620EngrossADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Disability Rights Section of the Department of Justice to develop a program to educate state and local governments and property owners on strategies for promoting access to public a...
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2018-02-26
Received in the Senate.
USHR742IntroHonoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker. Honors the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, a civil rights icon, humanitarian, theologian, and cultural historian.
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2018-02-16
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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2018-02-15
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSR413IntroA resolution celebrating Black History Month. Recognizes Black History Month as an opportunity to reflect on U.S. history and to commemorate the contributions of African Americans. Calls for the United States to: (1) honor the contribution of pioneer...
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2018-02-15
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1189; text: CR S1169-1170)
USHB5001IntroTo award a Congressional Gold Medal to Billie Jean King, in recognition of her contribution to the Nation and her courageous and groundbreaking leadership advancing equal rights for women and the LGBT community in athletics, education, and our societ...
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2018-02-13
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB995Engross21st Century Respect Act (Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Interior to change the terminology used to describe the racial background or place of origin of people in regulations concerning: (1) ...
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2018-02-07
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.
USSR387IntroA resolution recognizing January 30, 2018, as "Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution". Honors Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu for his loyalty and patriotism to the United States, his work to advance the civil liberties of all people of...
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2018-01-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR649IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to Marcus Garvey. Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, was innocent of the charges broug...
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2018-01-22
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
USSCR32IntroA concurrent resolution affirming 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, and recognizing the ...
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2018-01-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1242Pass400 Years of African-American History Commission Act (Sec. 3) This bill establishes the 400 Years of African-American History Commission to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arri...
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2018-01-08
Became Public Law No: 115-102. (TXT | PDF)
USSB2186IntroREPEAL HIV Discrimination Act of 2017 Repeal Existing Policies that Encourage and Allow Legal HIV Discrimination Act of 2017 This bill expresses the sense of Congress that federal and state laws, policies, and regulations regarding people living with...
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2017-12-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB4152IntroFair Employment Protection Act of 2017 This bill sets forth employer liability standards to be applied in employee harassment claims under specified provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Ame...
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2017-11-17
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHR628IntroRecognizing the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Recognizes the goals and principles of Transgender Day of Remembrance, supports an increase in the amount and accuracy of federal collection and reporting of data for violence against transgender people...
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2017-11-16
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB2989PassFrederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act (Sec. 3) This bill establishes the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission to: (1) plan, develop, and carry out programs and activities to honor Frederick Douglass for the bicentennial anniversary of ...
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2017-11-02
Became Public Law No: 115-77. (TXT | PDF)
USSB2019IntroFair Employment Protection Act of 2017 This bill sets forth employer liability standards to be applied in employee harassment claims under specified provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Ame...
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2017-10-26
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR147IntroA resolution commemorating the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest. Recognizes the lives lost and other losses suffered during the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest. Commends communities for their work to recover and rebuild Los Angeles...
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2017-10-04
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
USHR554IntroRecognizing the life and legacy of Richard (Dick) Gregory and honoring his contributions to the civil rights movement and to American comedy. Honors the life and legacy of Richard (Dick) Gregory, and acknowledges his contributions to civil rights and...
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2017-10-03
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USHR545IntroRecognizing the violence and other challenges faced by transgender women of color in America. Encourages the development of policies that support transgender women of color and the transgender community.
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2017-09-29
To House Subcommittee on Health 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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2017-09-25
To House Education And The Workforce Committee
USHB3676IntroSanctity of Life Act of 2017 This bill declares that: (1) human life is deemed to exist from fertilization, without regard to race, sex, age, health, defect, or condition of dependency; and (2) "person" includes all such human life. The bill recogniz...
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2017-09-21
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHR524IntroRecognizing 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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2017-09-14
To House Oversight And Government Reform Committee
USSR256IntroA 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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2017-09-14
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5746-5747; text: CR S5747)
USSJR49PassA joint resolution condemning the violence and domestic terrorist attack that took place during events between August 11 and August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, recognizing the first responders who lost their lives while monitoring the eve...
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2017-09-14
Became Public Law No: 115-58. (TXT | PDF)
USHCR78IntroDenouncing and opposing the violence, xenophobia, and bigotry that are promoted by White nationalists and neo-Nazis. Denounces and opposes the violence, xenophobia, and bigotry promoted by white nationalists and neo-Nazis. Urges federal, state, and l...
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2017-09-12
To House Judiciary Committee
USHJR117IntroCondemning the violence and domestic terrorist attack that took place during events between August 11 and August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia, recognizing the first responders who lost their lives while monitoring the events, offering deepe...
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2017-09-07
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB3520IntroCustomer Non-Discrimination Act This bill amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation in places of public accommodation. It defines: "sex...
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2017-09-06
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHCR77IntroCondemning fear-mongering, racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry, and violence perpetrated by hate groups. Condemns the role of white supremacist groups in inciting violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and denounces the increase in fear-mongering, racism,...
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2017-08-15
To House Judiciary Committee
USHR457IntroHonoring the 169th anniversary of the first women's rights convention held in the United States in Seneca Falls, New York. Recognizes the 169th anniversary of the first women's rights convention and supports policies that promote the empowerment of w...
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2017-08-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USHB3222IntroDo 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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2017-08-03
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice Committee
USSR214IntroA resolution designating June 19, 2017, 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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2017-08-01
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4695)
USSB1582IntroFrederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act This bill establishes the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission to: (1) plan, develop, and carry out programs and activities to honor Frederick Douglass for the bicentennial anniversary of his birth...
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2017-07-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSB1588IntroDemocracy Restoration Act of 2017
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2017-07-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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