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H.R. 1065: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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To eliminate discrimination and promote women's health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.

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Sponsor and status

Jerrold Nadler

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 10th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 17, 2021
Length: 15 pages
Feb 15, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on May 14, 2021

This bill passed in the House on May 14, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


228 Cosponsors (208 Democrats, 20 Republicans)

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

S. 1486 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Aug 3, 2021


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 1065 – Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (May 11, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Maloney Applauds Passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] (Co-sponsor) on May 14, 2021

Scott Calls for Passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
    — Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] (Co-sponsor) on May 14, 2021

Floor Speech in Support of The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
    — Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA12] on May 14, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1065 will add $5 million in new spending through 2031.


Feb 15, 2021

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Mar 24, 2021
Ordered Reported

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May 4, 2021
Reported by House Committee on Education and Labor

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May 7, 2021
Text Published

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May 14, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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Signed by the President

H.R. 1065 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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