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114th CONGRESS - LEGISLATIVE BILL LIST

APPROPRIATIONS

H.R. 2578
Latest Title:  Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016
Sponsor:  Rep. John Culberson (R-TX)
Introduced: 5/27/15
Committees: House Appropriations
Committee Report: H.Rept. 114-130
Latest Action: 5/27/15 - Placed on the Calendar

 

H.R.83
Latest Title: 
Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep. Donna Christensen (D-VI-At Large)
Introduced: 1/16/15
Committee Reports: H.Rept. 113-483
Latest Action: 12/16/2014 Become Public Law 113-235


PREGNANCY

S.1512
Latest Title: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
To eliminate discrimination and promote women's health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
Sponsor: Senator Robert Casey (D-PA)
Introduced: 6/4/15
Committees: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
Latest Action: 6/4/15 - Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension

 

H.R. 2654
Latest Title: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
To eliminate discrimination and promote women's health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
Sponsor: Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NJ)
Introduced: 6/4/15
Committees: House - Education and the Workforce, House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, Judiciary
Latest Action: 06/04/2015 Referred to House Judiciary


EEOC

H.R. 550
Latest Title:  EEOC Transparency and Accountability Act
Directs the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to provide information on its public website regarding each case brought in court by the EEOC after a judgment is made with respect to any cause of action.
Sponsor:  Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)
Introduced: 1/27/15
Latest Action: 3/24/15 Hearing House Workforce Protection Subcommittee on employment practices legislation.

 

H.R. 548
Latest Title: Certanity in Enforcement Act
Amends equal employment opportunity requirements under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to deem an employer's, labor organization's, employment agency's, or joint labor management committee's consideration or use of credit or criminal records or information, as mandated by federal, state, or local law, to be job related and consistent with business necessity.
Declares that such use of credit or criminal records shall not be the basis of liability under any theory of disparate impact. (Currently, an unlawful employment practice based on disparate impact is established if a complaining party demonstrates that a respondent uses a particular employment practice that causes a disparate impact on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and the respondent fails to demonstrate that the challenged practice is job related for the position in question and consistent with business necessity.)
Sponsor: Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)
Introduced: 1/27/15
Latest Action: 3/24/15 Hearing House Workforce Protection Subcommittee on employment practices legislation.                                                                             

H.R. 549
Latest Title: Litigation Oversight Act of 2015
Amends the CRA of 1964 to require the EEOC to approve or disapprove by majority vote whether the EEOC shall commence or intervene in litigation involving : (1) multiple plantiffs, or an allegation of systemic discrimination or a pattern or practice of discrimination.  Provides EEOC members with the power to require the EEOC to approve or disapprove by majority vote whether the EEOC commences or intervenes in any litigation.
Requires the EEOC, within 30 days after commencing or intervening in litigation pursuant to such an approval, to post on its public website: (1) information regarding the case, including the allegations and causes of action; and (2) each Commissioner's vote on commencing in the litigation.   
Sponsor: Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)
Introduced: 1/27/15
Latest Action: 3/24/15 - Hearing House Workforce Protection Subcommittee on employment practices legislation.

 

H.R. 1189
Latest Title: Preserving Employee Wellness Programs
Clarify rules relating to nondiscriminatory employer wellness programs as such programs relate to premium discounts, rebates, or modifications to otherwise applicable cost sharing under group health plans.
Sponsor: Rep. John Kline (R-MN)
Introduced: 3/2/15
Latest Action: 3/24/15 - Hearing House Workforce Protection Subcommittee on employment practices legislation.

 

NONDISCRIMINATION ISSUES

S.620
Latest Title: A bill to clarify rules relating to nondiscriminatory employer wellness program as such programs relate to premium discounts, rebates, or modifications to otherwise applicable cost sharing under group health plans
Sponsor: Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Introduced: 3/2/15
Latest Action: 3/2/15 Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

 

Age

S.192
Latest Title: Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act
To reauthorize the Older Americans Act of 1965, and for other purposes.
Sponsor:  Sen. Lemar Alexander (R-TN)
Introduced: 1/20/15
Latest Action:  The committee assigned to this bill to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on January 28, 2015.

 

FOIA

 

S.337
Latest Title:  FOIA Improvement Act -
A bill to improve the Freedom of Information Act.
Sponsor:  Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
Introduced: 2/2/15
Latest Action: 2/5/15 The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration.

 

H.R. 653
Latest Title : FOIA Improvement Act
A bill to improve the Freedom of Information Act.
Sponsor: Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA)
Introduced: 2/2/15
Latest Action: 2/5/15 The bill was referred to a committee.

 

 

ENGLISH ONLY

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: 2/13/15
SponsorRep King, Steve [IA-4] (introduced 2//13/15)   
Introduced:   
Latest Action
: 2/13/15 The bill was referred to a committee.

 

Other Issues

S. 378
Latest Title: Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Transparency Act
A bill to impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Introduced: 2/4/15
Latest Action: The bill was assigned to a congressional committee, which will consider it before sending it on the House or Senate as a whole.

 

S. 303
Latest Title: A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that individuals having seriously delinquent tax debts shall be ineligible for Federal employment.
Sponsor: Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Introduced: 1/29/15
Latest Action: Referred to the Committee

 

H.R. 712
Latest Title: A bill to impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Collins (R-GA)
Introduced: 2/4/15
Latest Action: Referred to the Committee.

 

H.R. 501
Latest Title: Veterans and Servicemembers Employment Rights and Housing Act
To prohibit discrimination on the basis of military service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. D Kilmer (D-Wash)
Introduced: 1/22/15
Latest Action: 1/22/15 The bill was referred to the Committee.

 

H.R. 726
Latest Title: Secure Data Act of 2015
To prohibit Federal agencies from mandating the deployment of vulnerabilities in data security technologies.
Sponsor: Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
Introduced:  2/3/15
Latest Action: Referred to the Committee on 2/4/15.

 

H.R. 50
Latest Title: To provide for additional safeguards with respect to imposing Federal mandates, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Virginia Fox (R-NC)
Introduced: 1/6/15
Latest Action: The bill passed in the House on 2/4/15 and goes to the Senate for consideration.

 

H.R. 579
Latest Title: Thrift Act of 2015
To provide for incentives for agencies and the judiciary to increase operating efficiency.
Sponsor: Rep. Daniel Webster
Introduced: 1/28/15
Latest Action: Referred to the Committee.