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Family Act Bill Status, S 881/HR 1851

Update: April 4, 2014

The Family Act was introduced in the 113th Congress in May 2013. It must pass the House and Senate by December 2014 to become a law.

U.S. Senate, S 881:

The Family Act was introduced into Senate in May 2013.  Here is the current list of Senate Co-Sponsors:

Number of people who sent letters to the U.S. Senate in support of the Family Act:

Progress: 99%
Progress: 99%
Alerts Taken: 986     Goal: 1000

Number of people who sent letters to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the Family Act:

Progress: 55%
Progress: 55%
Alerts Taken: 549     Goal: 1000

  • Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY (Sponsor)
  • Brian Schatz, D-HI (Co-Sponsor)

U.S. House of Representatives, HR 1851:

The Family Act was introduced in the House of Representatives in May 2013. Here's a current list of House Co-Sponsors:

John Lewis, D-GA (Sponsor)

  1. John Barrow, D-GA (Co-Sponsor)
  2. Earl Blumenauer, D-OR (Co-Sponsor)
  3. Cheri Bustos D-IL (Co-Sponsor)
  4. Lois Capps, D-CA, (Co-Sponsor)
  5. Tony Cardenas, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  6. Emanuel Cleaver, D-MO (Co-Sponsor)
  7. Steve Cohen, D-TN (Co-Sponsor)
  8. Henry Cuellar, D-TX (Co-Sponsor)   
  9. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT (Co-Sponsor)
  10. Michael “Mike” Doyle, D-PA14 (Co-Sponsor)
  11. Donna Edwards, D-MD (Co-Sponsor)
  12. Eliot Engel, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  13. Marcia Fudge, D-OH (Co-Sponsor)
  14. Al Green, D-TX (Co-Sponsor)
  15. Michael “Mike” Honda, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  16. Steven Horsford, D-NV (Co-Sponsor)
  17. Steve Israel, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  18. William Keating, D-MA (Co-Sponsor)
  19. Ann Kuster, D-NH (Co-Sponsor)
  20. Barbara Lee, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  21. Zoe Lofgren, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  22. Nita Lowey, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  23. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  24. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  25. Doris Matsui, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  26. Carolyn McCarthy, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  27. Betty McCollum, D-MN (Co-Sponsor)
  28. James "Jim" McGovern, D-MA (Co-Sponsor)
  29. Gwen Moore, D-WI (Co-Sponsor)
  30. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  31. Richard Neal, D-MA (Co-Sponsor)
  32. Eleanor Norton, Eleanor, D-DC (Co-Sponsor)
  33. Donald Payne, Jr., D-NJ (Co-Sponsor)
  34. Bill Pascrell, D-NJ (Co-Sponsor)
  35. David Price, D-NC (Co-Sponsor)
  36. Charles Rangel, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  37. Raul Ruiz, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  38. Linda Sanchez, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  39. Loretta Sanchez, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  40. Allyson Schwartz, D-PA (Co-Sponsor)
  41. John Tierney, D-MA (Co-Sponsor)
  42. Niki Tsongas, D-MA (Co-Sponsor)
  43. Chris Van Hollen, D-MD (Co-Sponsor)
  44. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-FL (Co-Sponsor)
  45. Frederica Wilson,D-FL (Co-Sponsor)

Send a letter to your two U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative asking them to co-sponsor the Family Act. Use RESOLVE's online Action Alert system to send your letter immediately. It takes less than 5 minutes to send your letter today. Please remember to personalize your letter so that your legislators know why this bill is important to you and the people from your state.

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