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July 22, 2016
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H.R.5693

Fair Employment Protection Act of 2016

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

July 13, 2016
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H.R.4539

400 Years of African-American History Commission Act

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.

July 6, 2016
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S.3134

LGBT Data Inclusion Act

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

June 30, 2016
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H.R.5586

Customer Non-Discrimination Act

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

June 23, 2016
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S.RES.511

A resolution expressing support for the designation of June 26, 2016, as "LGBT Equality Day".

Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S4553)

S.RES.510

Patsy Takemoto Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act

Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S4552-4553)

June 15, 2016
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H.RES.787

Recognizing June 19, 2016, as this year's observance of the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day.

Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

May 26, 2016
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H.RES.757

Recognizing the significance of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history of the United States.

Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

S.RES.481

A resolution recognizing the significance of May 2016 as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history of the United States.

Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3381; text as passed Senate: CR S3297-3298)

H.RES.760

Recognizing the significance of National Caribbean American Heritage Month.

Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

May 20, 2016
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H.R.4238

To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities.

Became Public Law No: 114-157.

H.R.5260

Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

May 17, 2016
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H.RES.714

Supporting the goals and ideals of the Fair Housing Act and Fair Housing Month, which includes bringing attention to the discrimination faced by minority populations in the United States in housing and housing-related transactions on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, familial status, disability, and religion.

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

April 4, 2016
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S.RES.410

A resolution honoring the accomplishments and legacy of Cesar Estrada Chavez.

Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1642)

March 17, 2016
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S.RES.405

A resolution designating Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the site of the centennial commemoration of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, in coordination with Vision 2020.

Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S1600)

March 4, 2016
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H.RES.610

Supporting the goals and ideals of Black History Month and honoring the outstanding contributions of African-American Medal of Honor recipients.

Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.

Feb. 29, 2016
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H.R.4552

Gas Pump Access Act of 2016

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

S.RES.379

A resolution celebrating Black History Month.

Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1101; text as passed Senate: CR S1088-1089)

Feb. 2, 2016
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H.CON.RES.110

Original NAACP Resolution of 2016

Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Jan. 26, 2016
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S.2464

A bill to implement equal protection under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.

Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 353.

Jan. 19, 2016
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S.CON.RES.27

A concurrent resolution affirming the importance of religious freedom as a fundamental human right that is essential to a free society and is protected for all Americans by the text of the Constitution, and recognizing the 230th anniversary of the enactment of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom.

Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S95)

Jan. 15, 2016
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H.R.4147

To apologize for the treatment of Italian Americans during World War II.

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

H.RES.569

Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

H.RES.549

Expressing support for the designation of June 26 as "LGBT Equality Day".

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

H.CON.RES.103

Expressing the sense of the Congress that it runs contrary to America's values to take away the constitutional rights of American citizens without due process, and that any legislation that would do so would be unconstitutional and should not be considered.

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Dec. 4, 2015
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H.R.3962

Protecting Individuals From Mass Aerial Surveillance Act of 2015

Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

H.RES.514

Protecting Religious Freedom in America.

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Dec. 1, 2015
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S.2336

REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act of 2015

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.4146

To authorize the Secretary of Education to provide grants for education programs on the history of the treatment of Italian Americans during World War II.

Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Nov. 30, 2015
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S.RES.322

A resolution recognizing the 60th anniversary of the refusal of Rosa Louise Parks to give up her seat on a bus on December 1, 1955.

Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8195; text as passed Senate: CR S8193)

Nov. 16, 2015
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H.R.2800

Pregnancy Discrimination Amendment Act

Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.

H.R.3232

Unpaid Intern Protection Act of 2015

Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.

Sept. 15, 2015
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S.RES.254

A resolution recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States.

Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6660; text as passed Senate: CR S6657)

Sept. 8, 2015
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H.RES.399

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the House should consider legislation to protect traditional marriage and prevent taxpayer funding of abortion.

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Aug. 13, 2015
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H.R.1586

REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act of 2015

Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

July 23, 2015
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S.1858

Equality Act

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S5530-5533)

July 8, 2015
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H.R.2976

Amend the Code for Marriage Equality Act of 2015

Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

July 1, 2015
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H.R.2761

Sanctity of Life Act of 2015

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

H.RES.329

Encouraging the celebration of the month of June as LGBTQ Pride Month.

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

June 26, 2015
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H.R.2305

SPOT Act

Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

June 17, 2015
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S.1590

Pregnancy Discrimination Amendment Act

Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

June 15, 2015
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H.RES.316

Observing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day.

Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

June 11, 2015
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H.RES.309

Recognizing June 19, 2015, as this year's observance of the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day.

Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

June 10, 2015
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S.RES.198

A resolution commemorating the 150th anniversaries of the ratification of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, often referred to as the "Second Founding" of the United States.

Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4061; text as passed Senate: CR S4033)

June 1, 2015
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H.J.RES.51

Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

May 21, 2015
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H.RES.283

Recognizing the significance of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in May as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history of the United States.

Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

H.RES.284

Recognizing the significance of National Caribbean American Heritage Month.

Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

May 15, 2015
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H.J.RES.48

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only.

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

May 7, 2015
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S.J.RES.15

A joint resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

April 21, 2015
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H.R.1459

Democracy Restoration Act of 2015

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

H.R.1556

Civil Rights Voting Restoration Act of 2015

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

April 15, 2015
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H.RES.204

Expressing support for designation of May 13, 2015, as a national day of celebration of the diversity in the United States, known as Diversity Day in the Nation.

Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

March 26, 2015
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H.RES.178

Honoring the accomplishments and legacy of César Estrada Chávez.

Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

March 17, 2015
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H.RES.123

Expressing support for designation of August 6 as National Voting Rights Day.

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

March 16, 2015
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H.R.934

Redistricting and Voter Protection Act of 2015

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Feb. 4, 2015
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S.J.RES.7

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations, limited liability companies, and other corporate entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state.

Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.RES.13

Recognizing the significance of Black History Month.

Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H796-799)

Feb. 3, 2015
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H.R.671

To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Freedom Riders, collectively, in recognition of their unique contribution to Civil Rights, which inspired a revolutionary movement for equality in interstate travel.

Referred to House Administration

Feb. 2, 2015
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H.J.RES.25

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right to vote.

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

H.J.RES.23

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations, limited liability companies or other corporate entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state.

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Jan. 22, 2015
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H.R.40

Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Jan. 12, 2015
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H.CON.RES.2

Honoring and praising the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on the occasion of its 106th anniversary.

Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Jan. 7, 2015
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H.R.194

Medgar Wiley Evers Congressional Gold Medal Act

Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.