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H.R. 5139: Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act

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To protect transportation personnel and passengers from sexual assault and harassment, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Peter DeFazio

Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 18, 2019
Length: 36 pages
Nov 18, 2019

Ordered Reported on Nov 20, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on November 20, 2019.

20% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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Chair DeFazio Urges Action to Address Sexual Assault and Harassment After Uber Discloses Thousands of Reported Incidents in 2018
    — Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4] (Sponsor) on Dec 6, 2019

Washington Watch - 11/25/19
    — Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7] on Nov 25, 2019

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Approves DeFazio bills to Improve Transportation Safety
    — Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4] (Sponsor) on Nov 20, 2019

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Nov 18, 2019

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Nov 20, 2019
Ordered Reported

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