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H.R. 7477: 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)

Introduced on Jul 1, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 1, 2020. 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)

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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

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