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H.R. 7: Paycheck Fairness Act


To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Rosa DeLauro

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 20, 2021
Length: 28 pages
Introduced
Jan 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Failed Cloture on Jun 8, 2021

This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on June 8, 2021. Cloture is required to move past a Senate filibuster or the threat of a filibuster and takes a 3/5ths vote. In practice, most bills must pass cloture to move forward in the Senate.

This bill is scheduled for the following committee meetings:
Jun 22, 2021 3 p.m. — House Committee on Rules

Cosponsors

225 Cosponsors (222 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
Source

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 7 – Paycheck Fairness Act (Apr 13, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Cicilline Remarks on Paycheck Fairness Act
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 15, 2021

Weekly Update: Modernizing FMLA, DC Statehood, and Equal Pay for Equal Work
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 16, 2021

Congressman Mo Brooks Votes Against Sexist, Discriminatory & Liberal Trial Lawyers Dream: H.R. 7
    — Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5] on Apr 16, 2021

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History

Jan 28, 2021
 
Introduced

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Feb 25, 2021
 
Considered by Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Mar 10, 2021
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Mar 11, 2021
 
Considered by Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Mar 24, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 5, 2021
 
Reported by House Committee on Education and Labor

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Apr 6, 2021
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Rule).

Apr 15, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jun 8, 2021
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 7 is 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. 7. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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