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MEDIA ADVISORY: Booker, Cummings, Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Give Formerly Incarcerated a Fair Chance at Federal Employment

Sep 9, 2015
Press Release

MEDIA ADVISORY: Booker, Cummings, Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Give Formerly Incarcerated a Fair Chance at Federal Employment

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Thursday September 10, 2015 at 12PM ET, Members of Congress led by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) in the Senate and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in the House of Representatives, will introduce the Fair Chance Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation that gives formerly incarcerated people a fairer chance at securing employment by prohibiting federal contractors and federal agencies from asking about the criminal history of a job applicant until an applicant receives a conditional offer of employment.

 

WHO:  

Sen. Booker (D-NJ)

Rep. Cummings (D-MD)

Rep. Issa (R-CA)

Sen. Johnson (R-WI)

Rep. Jackson Lee (D-TX)

Rep. Blumenauer (D-OR)

 

WHAT: Press conference announcing the introduction of the Fair Chance Act

 

WHERE: S-325

 

WHEN: 12PM ET, Thursday, September 10, 2015

 

Please RSVP to Monique_Waters@Booker.senate.gov  if you plan to attend. Note that if you are not a credentialed member of the Senate or House Press Gallery, you will not be able to access the U.S. Capitol building without RSVP’ing.***

114th Congress