To prohibit discrimination based on an individual's texture or style of hair.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2022
Length: 12 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 18, 2022
This bill passed in the House on March 18, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.
Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.
116 Cosponsors (115 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Statement of Administration Policy
What legislators are saying
“Hank Speaks With Revolt Black News on Black-Owned Media”
— Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson [D-GA4] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 20, 2022
“Rep. Payne, Jr. Votes to Ban Discrimination Based on Hair Style or Texture”
— Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 18, 2022
What stakeholders are saying
H.R. 2116 is 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.
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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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