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H.R. 2005: Women’s Retirement Protection Act of 2019

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To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide for greater spousal protection under defined contribution plans, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Lauren Underwood

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 1, 2019
Length: 22 pages
Apr 1, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Apr 1, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 1, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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<span class='\"kicker\"'>Patch News Article</span>'Major Autism Legislation From Rep. Smith Signed Into Law'
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    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] on Sep 19, 2019

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Apr 1, 2019

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H.R. 2005 is 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. 2005. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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