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H.R. 983: Sarah Grace-Farley-Kluger Act

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To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to provide leave because of the death of a son or daughter.

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Sponsor and status

Bradley Schneider

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 10th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2019
Length: 7 pages
Feb 5, 2019

Introduced on Feb 5, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 5, 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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Schneider Leads Bipartisan Introduction of Bill to Expand Family and Medical Leave Act to Cover Loss of a Child
    — Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL10] (Sponsor) on Feb 7, 2019

Congressman Gosar Leads Charge To Expand Family and Medical Leave Act to Cover Loss of a Child
    — Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 7, 2019

Webster Co-Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Family and Medical Leave Act to Cover Loss of a Child
    — Rep. Daniel Webster [R-FL11] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 7, 2019

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Feb 5, 2019

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