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H.R. 2048: Pink Tax Repeal Act

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About the bill

Should women be allowed to be charged more than men for similar products or services?

Context and what the bill does

In some areas of commerce, women are routinely charged more than men. Two prominent examples are haircuts and dry cleaning. Critics of gender-based pricing call it a “pink tax” because it happens much more often to women.

A New York City Department of Consumer Affairs study found that women’s products on average cost 7% more than the men’s equivalents.

The Pink Tax Repeal Act would ban the practice of charging higher prices based on gender for products and services.

It was introduced on April 3 as bill number H.R. 2048 by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA14).

What supporters say

Supporters argue the bill levels the playing field ...

Sponsor and status

Jackie Speier

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

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Last Updated: Apr 3, 2019
Length: 6 pages
Apr 3, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Apr 3, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 3, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 3, 2019

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H.R. 2048 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. 2048. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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