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H.R.2654: Veterans and Servicemembers Employment Rights and Housing Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Derek Kilmer, D-Wash.
Total Cosponsors 26 (19 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Introduced July 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 13, 2013
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Veterans and Servicemembers Employment Rights and Housing Act of 2013 - Prohibits employment practices that discriminate based on an individual's military service and amends the Fair Housing Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1968 to prohibit housing discrimination against members of the uniformed services.

Declares that it shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to fail to hire, to discharge, or to otherwise discriminate against individuals because of their military service. Prohibits employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, and job training programs from engaging in specified practices that adversely affect an applicant or employee because of such service.

Exempts certain hiring and employment practices from being considered unlawful if the occupancy of the position is subject to national security requirements that an individual does not fulfill.

Permits an employer to apply different standards of compensation or terms of employem...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.
Sept. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
July 11, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
July 11, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce