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H.R. 7477 (116th): WPA Act

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To require the Secretary of Labor to establish a program to provide grants for job guarantee programs.

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Sponsor and status

Bonnie Watson Coleman

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 1, 2020
Length: 30 pages
Jul 1, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 1, 2020, 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).


5 Cosponsors (5 Democrats)


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What legislators are saying

Watson Coleman, Omar Introduce Bill for Direct Job Creation As Millions Continue to Reel from Coronavirus Unemployment
    — Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12] (Sponsor) on Jul 2, 2020

Reps. Omar, Watson Coleman Introduce Bill for Direct Job Creation As Millions Continue to Reel from Coronavirus Unemployment
    — Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN5] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 2, 2020

House Passes Kelly Legislation Support Energy Efficient Government Buildings
    — Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2] on Sep 25, 2020

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Jul 1, 2020

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

H.R. 7477 (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. 7477. 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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