H.R. 5647 (112th): Pregnant Workers Fairness Act


May 8, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 8, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jerrold Nadler

Representative for New York's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 8, 2012
Length: 13 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

5/8/2012--Introduced.Pregnant Workers Fairness Act - Declares it an unlawful employment practice for employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, and other specified entities to:(1) not make reasonable accommodations to known limitations related ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 8, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5647”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


112 cosponsors (112D) (show)

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 1975 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 14, 2013

S. 3565 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 19, 2012

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