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H.R. 645 (113th): Equal Employment for All Act

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The Equal Employment for All Act modifies the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit employers from using consumer credit reports in making hiring decisions or negative job decisions.

Congressman Steve Cohen [D-TN9] introduced the bill, arguing that “We should be doing everything in our power to help people find jobs during these tough economic times – not hinder them.” lists 43 organizations that support the bill including the AFL-CIO, NAACP, NOW, and Consumer Action.

Senator Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] has introduced a similar bill in the Senate. Her version lacks the financial responsibility exceptions of this bill. Congressman Cohen also introduced the bill during the 112th Congress, but it was not enacted.

This bill provides the following exemptions: A) employment that requires national security or FDIC clearance, B) employment with …

Sponsor and status

Steve Cohen

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2013
Length: 6 pages
Feb 13, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 13, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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).


41 Cosponsors (41 Democrats)



Feb 13, 2013

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

H.R. 645 (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. 645. 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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