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Pending Legislation That May Impact EEOC:

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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.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 4/16/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Related Bills: H.R.490
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Senate committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

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.
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.

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.
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.

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.
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.

Equal Pay

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.
Sponsor: Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (46) Related Bills: H.R.377
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.377
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. 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.
Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (206)
Related Bills: S.84
Latest Major Action: 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.)

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.
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.
Sponsor: Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] (introduced 1/29/2013) Cosponsors (None)
"Comparable Worth" bill
Related Bills: S.168
Latest Major Action: 1/29/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

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
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
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.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.1755
Latest Title: Employment Nondiscrimination Act
Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Sponsor: Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (161)
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, 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.

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.
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 Affairs.

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.
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

H.R.1211
Latest Title: FOIA 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
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.

Appropriations

H.R.933
Latest Title: Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Harold [KY-5] (introduced 3/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Continuing Resolution currently funding government operations for FY 2013
Related Bills: H.RES.99, H.R.1265, S.444
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 113-6

Other Issues

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.
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.

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