S. 2221 (112th): Preserving America’s Family Farms Act


Mar 21, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Thune

Senior Senator from South Dakota



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Last Updated: Mar 21, 2012
Length: 3 pages

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H.R. 4157 (same title)
Passed House — Jul 24, 2012

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Labor from finalizing a proposed rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 relating to child labor.

Summary (CRS)

3/21/2012--Introduced.Preserving America's Family Farms Act - Prohibits the Secretary of Labor from finalizing or enforcing proposed rule "Child Labor Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation; Child Labor Violations-Civil Money Penalties" ... Read more >

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Mar 21, 2012

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2221”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


44 cosponsors (39R, 5D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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H.R. 4157 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 24, 2012

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