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H.R. 678 (116th): Fair Compensation for Low-Wage Contractor Employees Act of 2019

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To provide back pay to low-wage contractor employees, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Ayanna Pressley

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 17, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Jan 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 17, 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).


71 Cosponsors (70 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Pressley, Progressive Caucus Colleagues Lead Letter Urging Back Pay for Federal Contractors
    — Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7] (Sponsor) on Nov 1, 2019

Congresswoman Wexton on Bipartisan Agreement to Fund the Government
    — Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA10] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 14, 2019

Jenniffer Gonzlez se rene en Casa Blanca con asesor econmico del Presidente
    — Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR] on Jun 8, 2020

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Jan 17, 2019

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

H.R. 678 (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. 678. 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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