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H.R. 1185 (116th): FAMILY Act

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To provide paid family and medical leave benefits to certain individuals, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Rosa DeLauro

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2019
Length: 46 pages
Feb 13, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 13, 2019, 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).


219 Cosponsors (218 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Bipartisan bill passes House</span>Rep. Chris Smith Applauds Passage of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 18, 2020

congresswoman barbara Lee introduces h.r 1567,the debt cancellation for hiv/aids response act of 2001
    — Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 29, 2001

Murphy on PRO Act
    — Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL7] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 6, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1185 will add $547.2 billion in new spending through 2030.


Feb 13, 2019

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H.R. 1185 (116th) 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. 1185. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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