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    Posted Apr 17, 2021
    MEETING: Tues, Apr 20, 2021 - 9:30am. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill provides various protections for covered individuals subject to secondary or deferred inspections when seeking admission into the United States. Covered individuals include U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents, aliens in possession of a visa, returning asylees, and refugees.
    The Department of Homeland Security shall ensure that a covered individual subject to secondary or deferred inspection has a meaningful opportunity to consult with counsel and certain related parties, such as a relative, within an hour of the start of the secondary inspection and as necessary during the inspection process. The counsel and related party shall be allowed to advocate on behalf of the covered individual, including by providing evidence and information to the examining immigration officer.
    A lawful permanent resident subject to secondary or deferred inspection may not abandon lawful permanent resident status until the individual has had a meaningful opportunity to seek advice from counsel, unless the individual voluntarily and knowingly waives in writing this opportunity to seek counsel's advice.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr1573rh/pdf/BILLS-117hr1573rh.pdf THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt21.pdf
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    Posted Apr 17, 2021
    MEETING: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 - 9:30am. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill imposes limitations on the President's authority to suspend or restrict aliens from entering the United States. It also prohibits religious discrimination in various immigration-related decisions, such as whether to issue an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa, unless there is a statutory basis for such discrimination.
    The President may temporarily restrict the entry of any aliens or class of aliens after the Department of State determines that the restriction would address specific and credible facts that threaten U.S. interests such as security or public safety.
    The bill also imposes limitations on such restrictions, such as requiring the President, State Department, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to (1) only issue a restriction when required to address a compelling government interest, and (2) narrowly tailor the suspension to use the least restrictive means to achieve such an interest.
    Before imposing a restriction, the State Department and DHS shall consult with Congress. The State Department and DHS shall report to Congress about the restriction within 48 hours of the restriction's imposition. If such a report is not made, the restriction shall immediately terminate.
    Individuals or entities present in the United States and unlawfully harmed by such a restriction may sue in federal court.
    DHS may suspend the entry of aliens traveling to the United States on a commercial airline that failed to comply with regulations related to detecting fraudulent travel documents.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr1333rh/pdf/BILLS-117hr1333rh.pdf THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt20-p1.pdf
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    Posted Apr 17, 2021
    MEETING: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 - 9:30am. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill provides for admission into the United States of the state of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, composed of most of the territory of the District of Columbia. The commonwealth shall be admitted to the Union on an equal footing with the other states.
    The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall issue a proclamation for the first elections to Congress of two Senators and one Representative of the commonwealth.
    The bill applies current District laws to the commonwealth and continues pending judicial proceedings.
    The commonwealth (1) shall consist of all District territory, with specified exclusions for federal buildings and monuments, including the principal federal monuments, the White House, the Capitol Building, the U.S. Supreme Court Building, and the federal executive, legislative, and judicial office buildings located adjacent to the Mall and the Capitol Building; and (2) may not impose taxes on federal property except as Congress permits.
    District territory excluded from the commonwealth shall be known as the Capital and shall be the seat of the federal government. The bill maintains the federal government's authority over military lands and specified other property.
    The bill provides for expedited consideration of a joint resolution repealing the Twenty-third Amendment to the Constitution, which provides for the appointment of electors of the President and Vice President.
    The bill continues certain federal authorities and responsibilities, including regarding employee benefits, agencies, courts, and college tuition assistance, until the commonwealth certifies that it is prepared to take over the authorities and responsibilities.
    The bill establishes the Statehood Transition Commission to advise the President, Congress, and District and commonwealth leaders on the transition. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117hr51rh.pdf THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt-HR51.pdf
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    Posted Apr 10, 2021
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Fri, Apr 9, 2021 - 10:00am. MEETING: Tue, Apr 13, 2021 - 1:00pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill addresses wage discrimination on the basis of sex, which is defined to include sex stereotypes, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics.
    Specifically, it limits an employer's defense that a pay differential is based on a factor other than sex to only bona fide job-related factors in wage discrimination claims, enhances nonretaliation prohibitions, and makes it unlawful to require an employee to sign a contract or waiver prohibiting the employee from disclosing information about the employee's wages. The bill also increases civil penalties for violations of equal pay provisions.
    Additionally, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs must train EEOC employees and other affected parties on wage discrimination.
    The bill directs the Department of Labor to (1) establish and carry out a grant program for negotiation skills training for girls and women, (2) conduct studies to eliminate pay disparities between men and women, and (3) make available information on wage discrimination to assist the public in understanding and addressing such discrimination.
    The bill also establishes the National Award for Pay Equity in the Workplace for an employer who has made a substantial effort to eliminate pay disparities between men and women.
    Finally, the bill requires the EEOC to issue regulations for collecting from employers compensation and other employment data according to the sex, race, and national origin of employees for use in enforcing laws prohibiting pay discrimination.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr7rh/pdf/BILLS-117hr7rh.pdf
    THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2021-04/hr7.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT117hrpt13.pdf
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    Posted Apr 10, 2021
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Fri, Apr 9, 2021 - 10:00am. MEETING: Tue, Apr 13, 2021 - 1:00pm
    BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): Summary in progress.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr1195rh/pdf/BILLS-117hr1195rh.pdf
    THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2021-04/hr1195.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT117hrpt14.pdf
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    Posted Mar 13, 2021
    MEETING: Tue, Mar 16, 2021 - 11:00am. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): A legislative analyst in the Congressional Research Service will begin analyzing this legislation after text becomes available. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117hr1868ih.pdf
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    Posted Mar 13, 2021
    MEETING: Tue, Mar 16, 2021 - 11:00am. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): A legislative analyst in the Congressional Research Service will begin analyzing this legislation after text becomes available. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117hr1603ih.pdf
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    Posted Mar 13, 2021
    MEETING: Tue, Mar 16, 2021 - 11:00am. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): Summary in progress. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR6IH-RCP117-4.pdf
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    Posted Mar 13, 2021
    MEETING: Tue, Mar 16, 2021 - 11:00am. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This joint resolution eliminates the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which prohibits discrimination based on sex. The amendment was proposed to the states in House Joint Resolution 208 of the 92nd Congress, as agreed to in the Senate on March 22, 1972. The amendment shall be part of the Constitution whenever ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hjres17ih/pdf/BILLS-117hjres17ih.pdf
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    Posted Mar 13, 2021
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Fri, Mar 12, 2021 - 10:00am. MEETING: Tue, Mar 16, 2021 - 11:00am. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): Summary in progress.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR1620IH-RCP117-3.pdf
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