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H.R. 678: 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

Introduced on Jan 17, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 17, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Pressley Op-Ed: Justice Is What They Deserve, Justice Is What We Can Deliver
    — Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7] (Sponsor) on Jun 25, 2019

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

Rep. Pressley Announces Successful Inclusion of Backpay for Federal Contractor Employees Affected by Shutdown in Spending Bill
    — Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7] (Sponsor) on Jun 11, 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

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