S. 944 (109th): Protecting America’s Workers Act


Apr 28, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 28, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Edward “Ted” Kennedy

Senator from Massachusetts



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Last Updated: Apr 28, 2005
Length: 21 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to expand coverage under the Act, to increase protections for whistleblowers, to increase penalties for certain violators, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

4/28/2005--Introduced.Protecting America's Workers Act - Amends the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) to expand its coverage to federal, state, and local government employees.Authorizes the Secretary of Labor, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 28, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 944”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


10 cosponsors (10D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 2371 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 29, 2004

S. 1244 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 26, 2007

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