About the bill
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 14th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2017
Length: 37 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on November 15, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Reps Nadler and King Co-Sponsor the ME TOO Congress Act of 2017”
— Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 28, 2017
“Larson Supports Anti-Harassment/Anti-Discrimination Resolution”
— Rep. John Larson [D-CT1] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 29, 2017
“Rep. Culberson Pledges His Support of ME TOO Congress Act of 2017”
— Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7, 2001-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 30, 2017
Nov 15, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
H.R. 4396 (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. 4396. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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ME TOO Congress Act, H.R. 4396, 115th Cong. (2017).
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