H.R. 2 (102nd): Family and Medical Leave Act of 1991


Jan 3, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 13, 1991 but was never passed by the Senate.


William “Bill” Clay Sr.

Representative for Missouri's 1st congressional district


See Instead:

S. 5 (same title)
Vetoed & Override Passed Senate, Failed in House — Sep 30, 1992

About the bill

Full Title

To entitle employees to family leave in certain cases involving a birth, an adoption, or a serious health condition and to temporary medical leave in certain cases involving a serious health condition, with adequate protection of the employees employment and benefit rights, and to establish a commission to study ways of providing salary replacement for employees who take any such leave.

Summary (CRS)

TitleI - General Requirements for LeaveEstablishes certain requirements for family and medical leave for permanent employees.Makes employees eligible for such leave if they have been employed, by the employer from ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 3, 1991

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 13, 1991
Reported by Committee

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Nov 13, 1991
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


180 cosponsors (157D, 21R, 1D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Nov 13, 1991 4:37 p.m.
Failed 138/291
Nov 13, 1991 5:36 p.m.
Agreed to 287/143
Nov 13, 1991 6:15 p.m.
Passed 253/177

Related Bills

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H.R. 770 (101st) was a previous version of this bill.

Vetoed & Override Failed in House
Jul 25, 1990

S. 5 (Supersedes)
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1991

Vetoed & Override Passed Senate, Failed in House
Sep 30, 1992

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