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

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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.

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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


Jan 3, 1991

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Mar 13, 1991
Ordered Reported

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Nov 13, 1991
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 2 (102nd) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 102nd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 9, 1992. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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