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H.R. 4445: Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021


To amend title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration of disputes involving sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Sponsor and status

Cheri Bustos

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 17th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2022
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Jul 16, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 3, 2022

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 3, 2022.

Law
Pub.L. 117-90
Cosponsors

25 Cosponsors (17 Democrats, 8 Republicans)

Source

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 4445 – Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (Feb 1, 2022)

What legislators are saying

#MeToo Milestone: Biden Signs Bustos Bill to End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Assault and Harassment Into Law
    — Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL17] (Sponsor) on Mar 3, 2022

Cicilline Applauds Senate Passage of H.R. 4445, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 11, 2022

Heres how the lawmakers who represent Centre County in Congress voted Feb. 4-10
    — Rep. Fred Keller [R-PA12] on Feb 15, 2022

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Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 2342: Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021

Ordered Reported on Nov 4, 2021. 89% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jul 16, 2021
 
Introduced

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Nov 17, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

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Jan 24, 2022
 
Text Published

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Jan 28, 2022
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Feb 7, 2022
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Feb 10, 2022
 
Passed Senate

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Mar 3, 2022
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4445 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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