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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

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
05/11/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date All Actions
06/07/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/11/2017Referred 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
05/11/2017Referred 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
05/11/2017Referred 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
05/11/2017Referred 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
05/11/2017Referred 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
05/11/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (131)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6]* 05/11/2017
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 05/11/2017
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]* 05/11/2017
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 05/11/2017
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 05/11/2017
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 05/25/2017
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 05/25/2017
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 05/25/2017
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 05/25/2017
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 05/25/2017
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 05/25/2017
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 05/25/2017
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 05/25/2017
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 05/25/2017
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 05/25/2017
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] 05/25/2017
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 05/25/2017
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 05/25/2017
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 05/25/2017
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 05/25/2017
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 05/25/2017
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 05/25/2017
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 05/25/2017
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 05/25/2017
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 05/25/2017
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 05/25/2017
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 05/25/2017
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 05/25/2017
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 05/25/2017
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 05/25/2017
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 05/25/2017
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3] 05/25/2017
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 05/25/2017
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 05/25/2017
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 05/25/2017
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] 05/25/2017
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 05/25/2017
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 05/25/2017
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 05/25/2017
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 05/25/2017
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 05/25/2017
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 05/25/2017
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 05/25/2017
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 06/06/2017
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 06/06/2017
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 06/06/2017
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 06/06/2017
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 06/06/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 06/06/2017
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 06/06/2017
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 06/06/2017
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 06/06/2017
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9] 06/06/2017
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 06/06/2017
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 06/06/2017
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 06/06/2017
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 06/06/2017
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 06/06/2017
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 06/06/2017
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 06/06/2017
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 06/06/2017
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 06/06/2017
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 06/06/2017
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 06/15/2017
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9] 06/15/2017
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 06/15/2017
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 06/15/2017
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 06/15/2017
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 06/15/2017
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 06/15/2017
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 06/15/2017
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 06/15/2017
Rep. Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4] 07/11/2017
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 07/11/2017
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 07/11/2017
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 07/11/2017
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 07/11/2017
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 07/11/2017
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 07/11/2017
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 07/11/2017
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 07/11/2017
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 07/19/2017
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 07/27/2017
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 07/27/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 07/27/2017
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 07/27/2017
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 07/27/2017
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 07/27/2017
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 07/27/2017
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 07/27/2017
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 07/27/2017
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 07/27/2017
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 07/27/2017
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 07/27/2017
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 07/28/2017
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 07/28/2017
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 07/28/2017
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 07/28/2017
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 07/28/2017
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 08/18/2017
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 08/18/2017
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 08/18/2017
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 08/18/2017
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] 08/18/2017
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 08/18/2017
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 08/18/2017
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 08/29/2017
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 09/06/2017
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 09/13/2017
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 09/13/2017
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] 12/05/2017
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 12/21/2017
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 02/14/2018
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 04/26/2018
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 05/16/2018
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 05/16/2018
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 05/16/2018
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 05/16/2018
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 06/19/2018
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 07/27/2018
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 09/27/2018
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 10/26/2018
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 10/26/2018
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 11/02/2018
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2] 11/02/2018
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 11/02/2018
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 11/13/2018
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 11/13/2018
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 11/27/2018
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 11/29/2018
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 11/29/2018

Committees (4)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Education and the Workforce05/11/2017 Referred to
Committee on House Administration05/11/2017 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform05/11/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary05/11/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice06/07/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/11/2017)

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

This bill prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for job applicants or employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Specifically, the bill declares that it is an unlawful employment practice to: (1) fail to make reasonable accommodations to known limitations of such job applicants or employees, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on an entity's business operation; (2) deny employment opportunities based on the need of the entity to make such reasonable accommodations; (3) 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; (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.

The bill 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.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission must provide examples of reasonable accommodations that shall be provided to affected job applicants or employees unless the employer can demonstrate that doing so would impose an undue hardship.

The bill prohibits state immunity under the Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution from an action for a violation of this bill.