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H.R. 5686 (114th): Pink Tax Repeal Act

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To prohibit the pricing of consumer products and services that are substantially similar if such products or services are priced differently based on the gender of the individuals for whose use the products are intended or marketed or for whom the services are performed or offered.

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Sponsor and status

Jackie Speier

Sponsor. Representative for California's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2016
Length: 6 pages
Jul 8, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 8, 2016, 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).


31 Cosponsors (31 Democrats)


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What legislators are saying

Congresswoman Speier and Rosie the Riveter to Discuss Equal Pay with High School Students on Womens Equality Day
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Sponsor) on Aug 22, 2016

Congresswoman Speier Introduces Pink Tax Repeal Act to End Gender-Based Pricing Discrimination
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Sponsor) on Jul 11, 2016

Congresswoman Speier Introduces Pink Tax Repeal Act to End Gender-Based Pricing Discrimination
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Sponsor) on Jul 11, 2016

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Jul 8, 2016

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H.R. 5686 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5686. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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