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H.R. 76: Protect the Gig Economy Act of 2019

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To amend Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to protect the "gig economy" and small businesses that operate in large part through contractor services from the threat of costly class action litigation, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Andy Biggs

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Jan 3, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jan 3, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 3, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Congressman Biggs Introduces Six Bills under Judiciary Jurisdiction, Including Grants Law & Bill to Split 9th Circuit
    — Rep. Andy Biggs [R-AZ5] (Sponsor) on Feb 8, 2019

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes To Ensure Students Defrauded by For-Profit Colleges Can Get the Debt Relief They Are Owed Under the Law
    — Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7] on Jan 16, 2020

Congressman Gallagher testifies about his Serve the People, Not the Swamp Act
    — Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI8] on Apr 2, 2019

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Jan 3, 2019

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H.R. 76 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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