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Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and other laws to clarify appropriate standards for Federal employment discrimination and retaliation claims, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
01/15/2020Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 261 - 155 (Roll no. 21).
01/09/2020Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 116-372.
02/14/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (43)

Date Chamber
01/16/2020SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
01/15/2020-5:03pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/15/2020-5:02pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 261 - 155 (Roll no. 21).
01/15/2020-4:56pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 196 - 220 (Roll no. 20).
01/15/2020-4:47pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
01/15/2020-4:36pmHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded wiht 10 minutes of debate on the Smucker motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment adding at the end of the bill a new section pertaining to Rule of Construction which states nothing in the Act shall be construed to alter the status of a truck driver as an independent contractor if the truck driver is currently considered to be an independent contractor under Federal law.
01/15/2020-4:36pmHouseMr. Smucker moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Education and Labor. (text: CR H271)
01/15/2020-4:34pmHouseThe House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
01/15/2020-4:34pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
01/15/2020-4:33pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1230.
01/15/2020-4:33pmHouseH.Amdt.750 On agreeing to the Allen amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 163 - 257 (Roll no. 19).
01/15/2020-4:02pmHouseThe House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
01/15/2020-4:02pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H270-274)
01/15/2020-3:10pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1230 as unfinished business.
01/15/2020-3:10pmHouseOn motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
01/15/2020-3:10pmHouseMr. Scott (VA) moved that the committee rise.
01/15/2020-3:09pmHouseH.Amdt.752 On agreeing to the Tlaib amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
01/15/2020-3:02pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 790, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tlaib amendment No. 5.
01/15/2020-3:02pmHouseH.Amdt.752 Amendment (A005) offered by Ms. Tlaib. (consideration: CR H269-270; text: CR H269)
01/15/2020-3:02pmHouseH.Amdt.751 On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
01/15/2020-2:55pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 790, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 4.
01/15/2020-2:55pmHouseH.Amdt.751 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Brown (MD). (consideration: CR H268-269; text: CR H268)
01/15/2020-2:54pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Allen amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Allen demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
01/15/2020-2:44pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 790, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Allen amendment No. 3.
01/15/2020-2:44pmHouseH.Amdt.750 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Allen. (consideration: CR H267-268; text: CR H267)
01/15/2020-2:44pmHouseH.Amdt.749 On agreeing to the Davis, Rodney amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
01/15/2020-2:35pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 790, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rodney Davis (IL) amendment No. 2.
01/15/2020-2:34pmHouseH.Amdt.749 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Davis, Rodney. (consideration: CR H266-267; text: CR H266)
01/15/2020-2:34pmHouseH.Amdt.748 On agreeing to the DeSaulnier amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
01/15/2020-2:26pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 790, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the DeSaulnier amendment No. 1.
01/15/2020-2:25pmHouseH.Amdt.748 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. DeSaulnier. (consideration: CR H265-266; text: CR H265)
01/15/2020-1:40pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1230.
01/15/2020-1:40pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Chairman of the Committee.
01/15/2020-1:40pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 790 and Rule XVIII.
01/15/2020-1:39pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 1230 and H.J. Res. 76 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
01/15/2020-1:39pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 790. (consideration: CR H258-270; text: CR H264-265)
01/13/2020-6:46pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 790 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1230 and H.J. Res. 76 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
01/09/2020HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 295.
01/09/2020HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 116-372.
06/11/2019HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 18.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
06/11/2019HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
02/14/2019HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
02/14/2019HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (91)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5]* 02/14/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 02/14/2019
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]* 02/14/2019
Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23]* 02/14/2019
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]* 02/14/2019
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 02/14/2019
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]* 02/14/2019
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] 04/12/2019
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] 05/16/2019
Rep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8] 05/16/2019
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 05/20/2019
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 05/20/2019
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 05/20/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 05/20/2019
Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [D-NJ-2] 05/20/2019
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 05/20/2019
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] 05/20/2019
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1] 05/20/2019
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] 05/21/2019
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 05/22/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 05/24/2019
Rep. Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large] 05/28/2019
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] 06/06/2019
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] 06/10/2019
Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5] 06/10/2019
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] 06/10/2019
Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] 06/10/2019
Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3] 06/12/2019
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] 06/13/2019
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 06/26/2019
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 07/02/2019
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] 07/09/2019
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 07/12/2019
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 07/25/2019
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 07/25/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 08/06/2019
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3] 08/16/2019
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 08/16/2019
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 08/16/2019
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 08/16/2019
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 08/16/2019
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 08/16/2019
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] 08/16/2019
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 08/16/2019
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] 08/20/2019
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 08/20/2019
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 09/06/2019
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 09/06/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 09/06/2019
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 09/06/2019
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 09/06/2019
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] 09/06/2019
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] 09/12/2019
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] 09/17/2019
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 10/18/2019
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 10/23/2019
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 11/01/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 11/01/2019
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 11/08/2019
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 01/07/2020
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 01/07/2020
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 01/07/2020
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] 01/07/2020
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13] 01/07/2020
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 01/07/2020
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] 01/07/2020
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 01/07/2020
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 01/07/2020
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5] 01/07/2020
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27] 01/07/2020
Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11] 01/07/2020
Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] 01/07/2020
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] 01/07/2020
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] 01/07/2020
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 01/07/2020
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 01/07/2020
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 01/07/2020
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 01/07/2020
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39] 01/07/2020
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 01/08/2020
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 01/08/2020
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] 01/08/2020
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 01/08/2020
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 01/08/2020
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 01/08/2020
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 01/08/2020
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 01/08/2020
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] 01/08/2020
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 01/08/2020
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 01/09/2020
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] 01/09/2020

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and Labor02/14/2019 Referred to
06/11/2019 Markup by
01/09/2020 Reported by
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions01/16/2020 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Reported to House (01/09/2020)

Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act

This bill amends the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to establish an unlawful employment practice when the complaining party demonstrates that age or participation in investigations, proceedings, or litigation under such Act was a motivating factor for any unlawful employment practice, even though other factors also motivated the practice (thereby allowing what are commonly known as "mixed motive" claims).

The bill (1) permits a complaining party to rely on any type or form of admissible evidence, which need only be sufficient for a reasonable trier of fact to find that an unlawful practice occurred; and (2) declares that a complaining party shall not be required to demonstrate that age or retaliation was the sole cause of the employment practice (thereby rejecting the Supreme Court's decision in Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., which requires a complainant to prove that age was the "but-for" cause for the employer's decision).

The bill authorizes a court in a claim in which age discrimination is shown to grant declaratory and injunctive relief, but prohibits a court from awarding damages or issuing an order requiring any admission, reinstatement, hiring, promotion, or payment.

The bill applies the same standard of proof to other employment discrimination and retaliation claims, including claims under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.