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Short Titles as Introduced

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To eliminate discrimination and promote women's health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
06/04/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date All Actions
11/16/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
06/16/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
06/04/2015Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/04/2015Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/04/2015Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/04/2015Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/04/2015Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/04/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (149)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 06/04/2015
Del. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-24]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Carney, John C., Jr. [D-DE-At Large]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 06/04/2015
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 06/04/2015
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 06/04/2015
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 06/04/2015
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]* 06/04/2015
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-20]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-22]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Hahn, Janice [D-CA-44]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 06/04/2015
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 06/04/2015
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7]* 06/04/2015
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 06/04/2015
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]* 06/04/2015
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 06/04/2015
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 06/08/2015
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 06/12/2015
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 06/12/2015
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 06/12/2015
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 06/12/2015
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 06/12/2015
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 06/12/2015
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 06/12/2015
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 06/17/2015
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 06/17/2015
Rep. Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4] 06/17/2015
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 06/17/2015
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 06/23/2015
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 06/23/2015
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 07/08/2015
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 07/08/2015
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 07/08/2015
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 07/15/2015
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 07/15/2015
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 07/15/2015
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 07/29/2015
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 07/29/2015
Rep. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8] 07/29/2015
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 09/09/2015
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 10/07/2015
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 10/07/2015
Rep. Dold, Robert J. [R-IL-10] 10/09/2015
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] 10/20/2015
Rep. Murphy, Patrick [D-FL-18] 10/20/2015
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 10/20/2015
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 10/20/2015
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 10/21/2015
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1] 10/26/2015
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 11/03/2015
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 11/03/2015
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46] 11/03/2015
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 04/18/2016
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 04/18/2016
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 05/10/2016

Committees (4)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Education and the Workforce06/04/2015 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections11/16/2015 Referred to
Committee on House Administration06/04/2015 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform06/04/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary06/04/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice06/16/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/04/2015)

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Declares that it is an unlawful employment practice for employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, and other specified entities to: (1) fail to make reasonable accommodations to known limitations related to the pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions of job applicants or employees, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on such an entity's business operation; (2) require such job applicants or employees to accept an accommodation that they choose not to accept, if such accommodation is unnecessary to perform the job; (3) deny employment opportunities based on the need of the entity to make such reasonable accommodations; (4) require such employees to take paid or unpaid leave if another reasonable accommodation can be provided to their known limitations; or (5) take adverse action in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment against an employee requesting or using such reasonable accommodations.

Sets forth enforcement procedures and remedies under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, the Government Employee Rights Act of 1991, and the rights and protections extended to presidential offices.

Directs the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to issue regulations to carry out this Act, including the identification of reasonable accommodations addressing known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

Prohibits state immunity under the Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution from an action for a violation of this Act.