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H.R. 4924 (115th): Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act

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To amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to reform the procedures provided under such Act for the initiation, investigation, and resolution of claims alleging that employing offices of the legislative branch have violated the rights and protections provided to their employees under such Act, including protections against sexual harassment, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Gregg Harper

Sponsor. Representative for Mississippi's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2018
Length: 53 pages
Feb 5, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
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Provisions of this bill also appear in:

S. 3749: Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 21, 2018. (compare text)

38 Cosponsors (22 Republicans, 16 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Latta Backs Overhaul of Congressional Sexual Harassment Policies
    — Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 6, 2018

Brooks leads Ethics Committee push for passage of Congressional Accountability Act reforms
    — Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 21, 2018

House Passes Shea-Porter Cosponsored Legislation to Address Sexual Harassment in Congress
    — Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1, 2017-2018] on Feb 6, 2018

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Feb 5, 2018

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Feb 6, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 4924 (115th) 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. 4924. 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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