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H.R. 1406 (113th): Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013

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To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector.

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Sponsor and status

Martha Roby

Sponsor. Representative for Alabama's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2013
Length: 9 pages
Apr 9, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 8, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


168 Cosponsors (168 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

GOP Weekly Address: Roby, Colleagues Call on Senate to Act on House Passed Bills
    — Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2, 2011-2020] (Sponsor) on May 11, 2014

Guthrie Supports Bill Providing Flexibility for Overtime Workers
    — Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2] (Co-sponsor) on May 8, 2013

Rush Votes NO on House Republican Sponsored H.R. 1406, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013
    — Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL1, 1993-2022] on May 9, 2013

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Apr 9, 2013

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 11, 2013
Considered by Workforce Protections

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 17, 2013
Ordered Reported

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May 8, 2013
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 1406 (113th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1406. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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