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H.R. 4265 (117th): Eliminating the HHS Discrimination Division Act of 2021

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In existence since 2018, many Democrats believe the CRFD should be repealed.


The hospital who, citing social distancing measures, denied a new mother who had contracted COVID-19 a visit by a Catholic priest.

The medical student who was required to shave his beard in order to wear the N95 respirator mask, in violation of his religious beliefs.

The hospital who forced a nurse to assist in performing an abortion, even though the nurse requested not to because of her objections to the procedure.

When generally-applicable healthcare statutes or policies come into conflict with individuals’ religious rights, which should prevail? In recent years, the debate has become more pronounced.

In January 2018, the Donald Trump administration created a new governmental division aimed at protecting the religious-rights side of …

Sponsor and status

Jahana Hayes

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 30, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Jun 30, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 30, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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).


5 Cosponsors (5 Democrats)



Jun 30, 2021

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H.R. 4265 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4265. 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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