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S. 1837 (113th): Equal Employment for All Act of 2013

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The Equal Employment for All Act of 2013 modifies the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit employers from using consumer credit reports in making hiring or negative job decisions.

Senator Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] introduced the bill with Senators Richard Blumenthal [D-CT], Sherrod Brown [D-OH], Patrick Leahy [D-VT], Edward J. Markey [D-MA], Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH], and Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI], arguing that “This is about basic fairness -- let people compete on the merits, not on whether they already have enough money to pay all their bills.” lists 51 organizations that support the bill including the AFL-CIO, NAACP, NOW, and Consumer Action.

Congressman Steve Cohen [D-TN9] has introduced a similar bill in the House. His version includes further exceptions for jobs with financial responsibilities. Congressman Cohen also introduced the bill during …

Sponsor and status

Elizabeth Warren

Sponsor. Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2013
Length: 6 pages
Dec 17, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 17, 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).


14 Cosponsors (13 Democrats, 1 Independent)



Dec 17, 2013

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

S. 1837 (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 S. 1837. 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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