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H.R. 1784 (116th): Healthy Families Act

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To allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.

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Sponsor and status

Rosa DeLauro

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

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2019
Length: 49 pages
Mar 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 14, 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).


161 Cosponsors (160 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Panetta Cosponsors Bill for Paid Sick Days for Public Health Emergencies and Personal, Family Care
    — Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA20] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 9, 2020

Kuster Supports Legislation to Expand Access to Emergency Paid Sick Days in Light of Coronavirus
    — Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 11, 2020

Congressman Tim Ryan Introduces Bill to Provide Paid Sick Days for Americans During Coronavirus Outbreak
    — Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 11, 2020

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Mar 14, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 11, 2020
Considered by Workforce Protections

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

H.R. 1784 (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. 1784. 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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