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Family Act Bill Status, S 881/HR 1851

Update: September 2, 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:

  • 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. Michael Capuano, D-MA (Co-Sponsor)
  6. Tony Cardenas, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  7. Katherine Clark, D-MA (Co-Sponsor)
  8. Emanuel Cleaver, D-MO (Co-Sponsor)
  9. Steve Cohen, D-TN (Co-Sponsor)
  10. Henry Cuellar, D-TX (Co-Sponsor)   
  11. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT (Co-Sponsor)
  12. Michael “Mike” Doyle, D-PA (Co-Sponsor)
  13. John Duncan, Jr. R-TN (Co-Sponsor)               
  14. Donna Edwards, D-MD (Co-Sponsor)
  15. Keith Ellison, D-MN (Co-Sponsor)
  16. Eliot Engel, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  17. Marcia Fudge, D-OH (Co-Sponsor)
  18. Joe Garcia, D-FL (Co-Sponsor)
  19. Al Green, D-TX (Co-Sponsor)
  20. Michael “Mike” Honda, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  21. Steven Horsford, D-NV (Co-Sponsor)
  22. Steve Israel, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  23. William Keating, D-MA (Co-Sponsor)
  24. Robin Kelly, D-IL (Co-Sponsor)
  25. Ann Kuster, D-NH (Co-Sponsor)
  26. Barbara Lee, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  27. Zoe Lofgren, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  28. Nita Lowey, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  29. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  30. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  31. Doris Matsui, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  32. Carolyn McCarthy, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  33. Betty McCollum, D-MN (Co-Sponsor)
  34. James "Jim" McGovern, D-MA (Co-Sponsor)
  35. Jim McDermott, D-WA (Co-Sponsor)
  36. Gwen Moore, D-WI (Co-Sponsor)
  37. Jerrold Nadler, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  38. Richard Neal, D-MA (Co-Sponsor)
  39. Eleanor Norton, Eleanor, D-DC (Co-Sponsor)
  40. Donald Payne, Jr., D-NJ (Co-Sponsor)
  41. Bill Pascrell, D-NJ (Co-Sponsor)
  42. Collin Peterson, D-MN (Co-Sponsor)
  43. Pedro Pierluisi, D-PR-At Large (Co-Sponsor)
  44. David Price, D-NC (Co-Sponsor)
  45. Charles Rangel, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  46. Raul Ruiz, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  47. Linda Sanchez, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  48. Loretta Sanchez, D-CA (Co-Sponsor)
  49. Allyson Schwartz, D-PA (Co-Sponsor)
  50. Carol Shea-Porter, D-NH (Co-Sponsor)
  51. John Tierney, D-MA (Co-Sponsor)
  52. Niki Tsongas, D-MA (Co-Sponsor)
  53. Chris Van Hollen, D-MD (Co-Sponsor)
  54. Nydia Velazquez, D-NY (Co-Sponsor)
  55. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-FL (Co-Sponsor)
  56. Frederica Wilson,D-FL (Co-Sponsor)

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