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H.R. 6406 (115th): EMPOWER Act

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To deter, prevent, reduce, and respond to harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and harassment based on protected categories; and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the tax treatment of amounts related to employment discrimination and harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and harassment based on protected categories.

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Sponsor and status

Lois Frankel

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 17, 2018
Length: 36 pages
Introduced
Jul 17, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 17, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Introduced to Combat Workplace Harassment and Increase Transparency and Accountability
    — Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL21] (Sponsor) on Jul 18, 2018

E-Newsletter: Catastrophic Climate Report Demands Congressional Response
    — Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 21, 2018

Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Introduced to Combat Workplace Harassment and Increase Transparency and Accountability
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] on Jul 18, 2018

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History

Jul 17, 2018
 
Introduced

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H.R. 6406 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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