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H.R. 1447 (115th): Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2017

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To extend the protections of the Fair Housing Act to persons suffering discrimination on the basis of sex or sexual orientation, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Scott Taylor

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

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Last Updated: Mar 9, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Mar 9, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 9, 2017, 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).


104 Cosponsors (87 Democrats, 17 Republicans)


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What legislators are saying

Congressmen Scott Taylor and Brad Schneider Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Extending Housing Protections for LGBTQ Citizens
    — Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA2, 2017-2018] (Sponsor) on Mar 9, 2017

Reps. Brad Schneider and Scott Taylor Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Extending Housing Protections for LGBTQ Citizens
    — Rep. Bradley “Brad” Schneider [D-IL10] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 10, 2017

DeSaulnier Bills to Improve Local Water Infrastructure & Honor Local Civil Servant Pass the House
    — Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA10] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 17, 2018

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Mar 9, 2017

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

H.R. 1447 (115th) 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. 1447. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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