H.R. 3231: Federal Intern Protection Act of 2016


Jul 28, 2015


Passed House on Jan 11, 2016

This bill passed in the House on January 11, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


Elijah Cummings

Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 7, 2016
Length: 4 pages


32% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 5, United States Code, to protect unpaid interns in the Federal Government from workplace harassment and discrimination, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


Current law does not grant unpaid federal government interns certain protections that employees have. H.R. 3231 would expand employee protection against race, gender, age, and other forms of discrimination to include federal unpaid interns.

According to the House Republican bill explanation, the lack of intern protection has been a problem in the past. “In 1997, in O’Connor v ...

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Jul 28, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 9, 2015
Reported by Committee

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Jan 11, 2016
Passed House

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

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

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