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H.R. 4503: Empowering Victims of Sexual Misconduct Act

To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to prohibit the imposition of nondisclosure agreements as a condition of the payment of an award or settlement in connection with a violation of such Act, to require Members of Congress to reimburse the Treasury for amounts paid as awards and settlements under such Act in cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Luke Messer

Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 30, 2017
Length: 13 pages

Nov 30, 2017


Introduced on Nov 30, 2017

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15% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Nov 30, 2017

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