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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Do No Harm Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 to protect civil rights and otherwise prevent meaningful harm to third parties, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/13/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
08/03/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
07/13/2017Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/13/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (173)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 07/13/2017
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1]* 07/13/2017
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 07/13/2017
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 07/13/2017
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3]* 07/13/2017
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 07/14/2017
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 07/14/2017
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] 07/14/2017
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 07/14/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 07/14/2017
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 07/19/2017
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 07/20/2017
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 07/24/2017
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 07/24/2017
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 07/26/2017
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 07/28/2017
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 07/28/2017
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 07/28/2017
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 08/04/2017
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 08/04/2017
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 08/15/2017
Rep. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV-3] 08/15/2017
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 09/01/2017
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 09/01/2017
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 09/01/2017
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13] 09/08/2017
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 09/18/2017
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 09/21/2017
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 09/21/2017
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 09/25/2017
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 09/28/2017
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 09/28/2017
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 10/04/2017
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 10/04/2017
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 10/04/2017
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 10/04/2017
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 10/04/2017
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] 10/05/2017
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 10/05/2017
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] 10/25/2017
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 10/25/2017
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 10/31/2017
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 10/31/2017
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 10/31/2017
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 10/31/2017
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 10/31/2017
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 11/01/2017
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 11/01/2017
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 11/03/2017
Del. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 11/06/2017
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 11/07/2017
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 11/07/2017
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 11/07/2017
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 11/07/2017
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 11/13/2017
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 11/13/2017
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 11/13/2017
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 11/16/2017
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 11/28/2017
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9] 12/05/2017
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 12/18/2017
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 01/02/2018
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 01/17/2018
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 01/19/2018
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 02/02/2018
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 02/05/2018
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 02/06/2018
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 02/06/2018
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 02/14/2018
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 02/14/2018
Rep. Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4] 02/27/2018
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 04/23/2018
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 05/15/2018
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 06/20/2018
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 09/07/2018
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 09/07/2018
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 09/12/2018
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] 09/12/2018
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 09/12/2018
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 09/12/2018
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 09/12/2018
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 09/12/2018
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 09/12/2018
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 09/12/2018
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 09/12/2018
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 09/13/2018
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 09/13/2018
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 09/13/2018
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 09/13/2018
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7] 09/13/2018
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 09/13/2018
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 09/13/2018
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 09/13/2018
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 09/13/2018
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 09/13/2018
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 09/13/2018
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 09/13/2018
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 09/17/2018
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 09/17/2018
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 09/17/2018
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 09/17/2018
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 09/17/2018
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] 09/17/2018
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 09/20/2018
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 09/20/2018
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 09/20/2018
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 09/20/2018
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 09/20/2018
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 09/20/2018
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] 09/20/2018
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-18] 09/20/2018
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 09/20/2018
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 09/20/2018
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 09/25/2018
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 09/25/2018
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 09/25/2018
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46] 09/26/2018
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 10/02/2018
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 10/02/2018
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 10/02/2018
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 10/02/2018
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 10/02/2018
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 10/09/2018
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 10/26/2018
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 12/12/2018
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] 12/20/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary07/13/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice08/03/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/13/2017)

Do No Harm Act

This bill makes the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) inapplicable to federal laws (or implementations of laws) that:

  • protect against discrimination or the promotion of equal opportunity, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, Executive Order 11246 (concerning equal employment opportunity), the Violence Against Women Act, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) rules entitled "Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity";
  • require employers to provide wages, other compensation, or benefits, including leave;
  • protect collective activity in the workplace;
  • protect against child labor, abuse, or exploitation; or
  • provide for access to, information about, referrals for, provision of, or coverage for, any health care item or service.

Under current law, RFRA prohibits the government from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, except in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest when using the least restrictive means.

The bill makes RFRA inapplicable to: (1) terms requiring goods, services, functions, or activities to be performed or provided to beneficiaries of government contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, or awards; or (2) denials of a person's full and equal enjoyment of a government-provided good, service, benefit, facility, privilege, advantage, or accommodation.

To assert a RFRA claim or defense in a judicial proceeding, the government must be a party to the proceeding.