H.R.5: Equality Act

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Bill Cosponsors

240 (237 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

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Week Ending Rank
May 18, 2019 1st
May 11, 2019 2nd
May 4, 2019 5th
April 28, 2019 7th
April 21, 2019 7th
April 14, 2019 7th
April 7, 2019 5th
March 31, 2019 6th
March 24, 2019 5th

Bill Summary

Equality Act This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation. The bill expands the definition of public...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 98 statements associated with H.R.5.

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 20
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
May 17
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 17

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 236 - 173 (Roll no. 217).

May 17

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 228 (Roll no. 216).

May 17
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
May 17
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Steube motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add at the end of the bill a new section that nothing in this Act or any amendment made by this Act may be construed to diminish any protections under title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
May 17
Mr. Steube moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
May 17
Considered as unfinished business.
May 17
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule 19, the Chair postponed further proceedings on H.R. 5.
May 17
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
May 17
DEBATE - The House proceeded with 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 5.
May 17
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5, H.R. 312 and H.R. 987. The resolution provides for 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 5, under a closed rule. Section 2 of the resolution provides for 60 minutes of debate on H.R. 312, under a closed rule and section 3 provides 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 987, under a structured rule.
May 17
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 377.
May 17

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 236 - 173 (Roll no. 217). (text: CR H3931-3934)

May 17
Mr. Steube moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H3950)
May 17
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3950-3953)
May 17
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 377. (consideration: CR H3931-3950)
May 14
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 377 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5, H.R. 312 and H.R. 987. The resolution provides for 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 5, under a closed rule. Section 2 of the resolution provides for 60 minutes of debate on H.R. 312, under a closed rule and section 3 provides 90 minutes of debate on H.R. 987, under a structured rule.
May 10
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 34.
May 10

Committee on House Administration discharged.

May 10

Committee on Oversight and Reform discharged.

May 10

Committee on Financial Services discharged.

May 10

Committee on Education and Labor discharged.

May 10
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-56, Part I.
May 1
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 10.
May 1
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 2
Committee Hearings Held.
March 13
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, 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.
March 13

Introduced in the House by David Cicilline (D-R.I.)

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