To prohibit discrimination based on an individual's texture or style of hair.
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Sponsor and status
Bonnie Watson Coleman
Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2022
Length: 12 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 18, 2022 but was never passed by the Senate.
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).
116 Cosponsors (115 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Statement of Administration Policy
President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 2116 – Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act of 2022 (Mar 15, 2022)
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H.R. 2116 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2116. This is the one from the 117th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act of 2022, H.R. 2116, 117th Cong. (2021).
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