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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Reported to House

Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947, and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
02/06/2020Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 224 - 194 (Roll no. 50).
12/16/2019Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 116-347.
05/02/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (78)

Date Chamber All Actions
02/10/2020SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
02/06/2020-9:09pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/06/2020-9:09pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 224 - 194 (Roll no. 50).
02/06/2020-9:02pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 195 - 223 (Roll no. 49).
02/06/2020-8:55pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
02/06/2020-8:42pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hern, Kevin (OK) 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 to forbid a labor organization from communicating with an employee regarding joining or supporting the labor organization if the employee is not authorized to work in the United States.
02/06/2020-8:42pmHouseMr. Hern, Kevin moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Education and Labor. (text: CR H925)
02/06/2020-8:41pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
02/06/2020-8:40pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
02/06/2020-8:40pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2474.
02/06/2020-8:40pmHouseH.Amdt.782 On agreeing to the Rouda amendment (A016) Agreed to by recorded vote: 249 - 173 (Roll no. 48).
02/06/2020-8:32pmHouseH.Amdt.777 On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment (A011) Agreed to by recorded vote: 404 - 18 (Roll no. 47).
02/06/2020-8:28pmHouseH.Amdt.776 On agreeing to the Meadows amendment (A010) Failed by recorded vote: 186 - 235 (Roll no. 46).
02/06/2020-8:25pmHouseH.Amdt.772 On agreeing to the Allen amendment (A006) Failed by recorded vote: 187 - 232 (Roll no. 45).
02/06/2020-8:21pmHouseH.Amdt.771 On agreeing to the Wild amendment (A005) Agreed to by recorded vote: 242 - 178 (Roll no. 44).
02/06/2020-8:17pmHouseH.Amdt.770 On agreeing to the Roe, David P. amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 187 - 235 (Roll no. 43).
02/06/2020-8:13pmHouseH.Amdt.768 On agreeing to the Foxx (NC) amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 190 - 229 (Roll no. 42).
02/06/2020-8:08pmHouseH.Amdt.767 On agreeing to the Stevens amendment (A001) Agreed to by recorded vote: 241 - 178 (Roll no. 41).
02/06/2020-7:40pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rouda amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rouda demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
02/06/2020-7:26pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Rouda amendment No. 16.
02/06/2020-7:26pmHouseH.Amdt.782 Amendment (A016) offered by Mr. Rouda. (consideration: CR H918-920, H924-925; text: CR H918)
02/06/2020-7:26pmHouseH.Amdt.781 On agreeing to the Lawrence amendment (A015) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/06/2020-7:16pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Lawrence amendment No. 15.
02/06/2020-7:16pmHouseH.Amdt.781 Amendment (A015) offered by Mrs. Lawrence. (consideration: CR H917-918; text: CR H917)
02/06/2020-7:16pmHouseH.Amdt.780 On agreeing to the Tlaib amendment (A014) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/06/2020-7:06pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Tlaib amendment No. 14
02/06/2020-7:06pmHouseH.Amdt.780 Amendment (A014) offered by Ms. Tlaib. (consideration: CR H915-917; text: CR H916)
02/06/2020-7:05pmHouseH.Amdt.779 On agreeing to the Vargas amendment (A013) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/06/2020-6:55pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Vargas amendment No. 13.
02/06/2020-6:55pmHouseH.Amdt.779 Amendment (A013) offered by Mr. Vargas. (consideration: CR H914-915; text: CR H914)
02/06/2020-6:54pmHouseH.Amdt.778 On agreeing to the Rooney (FL) amendment (A012) Failed by voice vote.
02/06/2020-6:43pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Rooney (FL) amendment No. 12.
02/06/2020-6:43pmHouseH.Amdt.778 Amendment (A012) offered by Mr. Rooney (FL). (consideration: CR H913-914; text: CR H913)
02/06/2020-6:42pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
02/06/2020-6:29pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Jackson Lee amendment No. 11.
02/06/2020-6:29pmHouseH.Amdt.777 Amendment (A011) offered by Ms. Jackson Lee. (consideration: CR H910-913, H924; text: CR H910-911)
02/06/2020-6:28pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Meadows amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Meadows demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
02/06/2020-6:17pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Meadows amendment No. 10.
02/06/2020-6:16pmHouseH.Amdt.776 Amendment (A010) offered by Mr. Meadows. (consideration: CR H908-910, H923-924; text: CR H908)
02/06/2020-6:16pmHouseH.Amdt.775 On agreeing to the Stevens amendment (A009) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/06/2020-6:08pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Stevens amendment No. 9.
02/06/2020-6:08pmHouseH.Amdt.775 Amendment (A009) offered by Ms. Stevens. (consideration: CR H907-908; text: CR H907)
02/06/2020-6:07pmHouseH.Amdt.774 On agreeing to the Keller amendment (A008) Failed by voice vote.
02/06/2020-5:58pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Keller amendment No. 8.
02/06/2020-5:58pmHouseH.Amdt.774 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Keller. (consideration: CR H905-907; text: CR H905)
02/06/2020-5:57pmHouseH.Amdt.773 On agreeing to the Hayes amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/06/2020-5:48pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Hayes amendment No. 7.
02/06/2020-5:47pmHouseH.Amdt.773 Amendment (A007) offered by Mrs. Hayes. (consideration: CR H904-905; text: CR H904)
02/06/2020-5:47pmHousePOSTPONED 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.
02/06/2020-5:38pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Allen amendment No. 6.
02/06/2020-5:38pmHouseH.Amdt.772 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Allen. (consideration: CR H903-904, H922-923; text: CR H903)
02/06/2020-5:37pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Wild amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Wild demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
02/06/2020-5:30pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Wild amendment No. 5.
02/06/2020-5:29pmHouseH.Amdt.771 Amendment (A005) offered by Ms. Wild. (consideration: CR H902-903, H922; text: CR H902)
02/06/2020-5:29pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Roe (TN) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Roe (TN) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
02/06/2020-5:20pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Roe (TN) amendment No. 4.
02/06/2020-5:19pmHouseH.Amdt.770 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Roe, David P.. (consideration: CR H900-902, H921-922; text: CR H900-901)
02/06/2020-5:19pmHouseH.Amdt.769 On agreeing to the Norcross amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
02/06/2020-5:13pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Norcross amendment No. 3.
02/06/2020-5:12pmHouseH.Amdt.769 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Norcross. (consideration: CR H900; text: CR H900)
02/06/2020-5:12pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Foxx amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
02/06/2020-5:05pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Foxx amendment No. 2.
02/06/2020-5:04pmHouseH.Amdt.768 Amendment (A002) offered by Ms. Foxx (NC). (consideration: CR H899-900, H920-921; text: CR H899)
02/06/2020-5:04pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Stevens amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Stevens demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
02/06/2020-4:56pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 833, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes on the Stevens amendment No. 1.
02/06/2020-4:55pmHouseH.Amdt.767 Amendment (A001) offered by Ms. Stevens. (consideration: CR H898-899, H920; text: CR H898)
02/06/2020-3:36pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2474.
02/06/2020-3:35pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Earl Blumenauer to act as Chairman of the Committee.
02/06/2020-3:35pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 833 and Rule XVIII.
02/06/2020-3:35pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H. Res. 826, H.R. 2474 and H.R. 5687. The resolution provides for consideration of H.Res. 826 under a closed rule with one hour of debate. Also, the resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2474, under a structured rule and consideration of H.R. 5687, under a structured rule. Each bill shall be debated for one hour.
02/06/2020-3:35pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 833. (consideration: CR H879-928; text: CR H895-898)
02/05/2020-6:14pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 833 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H. Res. 826, H.R. 2474 and H.R. 5687. The resolution provides for consideration of H.Res. 826 under a closed rule with one hour of debate. Also, the resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 2474, under a structured rule and consideration of H.R. 5687, under a structured rule. Each bill shall be debated for one hour.
12/16/2019HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 276.
12/16/2019HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 116-347.
09/25/2019HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 26 - 21.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
09/25/2019HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
05/02/2019HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
05/02/2019HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (218)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 05/02/2019
Del. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 05/02/2019
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 05/02/2019
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 05/02/2019
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 05/02/2019
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 05/02/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 05/02/2019
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Golden, Jared F. [D-ME-2]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2]* 05/02/2019
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 05/03/2019
Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] 05/03/2019
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] 05/07/2019
Rep. Hill, Katie [D-CA-25] 05/07/2019
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 05/07/2019
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 05/07/2019
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 05/09/2019
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] 05/09/2019
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 05/09/2019
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] 05/09/2019
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 05/09/2019
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 05/09/2019
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 05/10/2019
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 05/10/2019
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 05/10/2019
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 05/14/2019
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] 05/14/2019
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 05/14/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 05/15/2019
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 05/15/2019
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 05/15/2019
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 05/15/2019
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] 05/15/2019
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 05/15/2019
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 05/15/2019
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 05/15/2019
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] 05/15/2019
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 05/15/2019
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] 05/16/2019
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 05/17/2019
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 05/17/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 05/21/2019
Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [D-NJ-2] 05/21/2019
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 05/21/2019
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 05/21/2019
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 05/23/2019
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] 05/23/2019
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] 05/24/2019
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] 05/24/2019
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 05/24/2019
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15] 05/24/2019
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 05/28/2019
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 05/30/2019
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] 05/30/2019
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 05/30/2019
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 05/30/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 05/30/2019
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16] 05/30/2019
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 05/30/2019
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 06/04/2019
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 06/04/2019
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 06/04/2019
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 06/04/2019
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3] 06/06/2019
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 06/06/2019
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 06/10/2019
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] 06/12/2019
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 06/12/2019
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 06/12/2019
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 06/12/2019
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 06/12/2019
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2] 06/13/2019
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 06/13/2019
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 06/13/2019
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] 06/14/2019
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 06/14/2019
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 06/18/2019
Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] 06/18/2019
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 06/26/2019
Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9] 06/26/2019
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 06/26/2019
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 06/26/2019
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 06/26/2019
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 07/02/2019
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 07/10/2019
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 07/10/2019
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] 07/18/2019
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 07/18/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 07/18/2019
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 07/22/2019
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 07/25/2019
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 07/25/2019
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 07/25/2019
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 07/25/2019
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 07/25/2019
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 07/25/2019
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 07/25/2019
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 07/30/2019
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] 07/30/2019
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 07/30/2019
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 08/02/2019
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 08/16/2019
Rep. Brindisi, Anthony [D-NY-22] 08/27/2019
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 08/27/2019
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] 09/06/2019
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 09/06/2019
Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6] 09/06/2019
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 09/06/2019
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 09/06/2019
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 09/06/2019
Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11] 09/06/2019
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 09/11/2019
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] 09/12/2019
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 09/12/2019
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 09/16/2019
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 09/19/2019
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 09/19/2019
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 09/19/2019
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 09/19/2019
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 09/26/2019
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] 09/26/2019
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3] 10/04/2019
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 10/04/2019
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 10/08/2019
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 10/11/2019
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1] 10/18/2019
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 10/18/2019
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 11/13/2019
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 12/05/2019

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Education and Labor05/02/2019 Referred to
09/25/2019 Markup by
12/16/2019 Reported by H. Rept. 116-347
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions02/10/2020 Referred to

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Passed House (02/06/2020)

Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2019

This bill expands various labor protections related to employees' rights to organize and collectively bargain in the workplace. Specifically, it

  • revises the definition of employee, supervisor, and employer to broaden the scope of individuals covered by the fair labor standards;
  • permits a labor organization to encourage participation of union members in strikes initiated by employees represented by a different labor organization (i.e., secondary strikes);
  • terminates the right of employers to bring claims against unions that conduct such secondary strikes;
  • permits the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to conduct economic analysis;
  • allows collective-bargaining agreements to require all employees represented by the bargaining unit to contribute fees to the labor organization for the cost of such representation, notwithstanding a state law to the contrary;
  • expands unfair labor practices to include prohibitions against replacement of, or discrimination against, workers who participate in strikes;
  • makes it an unfair labor practice to require or coerce employees to attend employer meetings designed to discourage union membership;
  • prohibits employers from entering into agreements with employees under which employees waive the right to pursue or a join collective or class-action litigation; and
  • requires the NLRB to promulgate rules requiring employers to post notices of employees' labor rights and protections and establishes penalties for failing to comply with such requirement.

The bill also addresses the procedures for union representation elections. Among other changes, the bill

  • prohibits employers from participating in any NLRB representation proceedings,
  • requires employers to provide a list of voters to the labor organization seeking to represent the bargaining unit in an NLRB-directed election,
  • compels employers to bargain with a labor organization that has received a majority of valid votes for representation in an NLRB-directed election, and
  • provides statutory authority for the requirement that the NLRB must set preelection hearings to begin not later than 8 days after notifying the labor organization of such a petition and set postelection hearings to begin not later than 14 days after an objection to a decision has been filed.

The bill modifies the protections against unfair labor practices that result in serious economic harm such as the discharge of an employee. Specifically, the bill

  • removes current limits on a court's ability to provide temporary injunctive relief upon a petition by the NLRB;
  • expands the available remedies for employees subject to such harms to include two times the amount of actual damages (e.g., back pay), consequential damages; and punitive damages; and
  • establishes a civil penalty in addition to any damage awards.

The bill further prohibits employers from taking adverse actions against an employee, including employees with management responsibilities, in response to that employee participating in protected activities related to the enforcement of the prohibitions against unfair labor practices (i.e., whistleblower protections). Such protected activities include

  • providing information about a potential violation to an enforcement agency,
  • participating in an enforcement proceeding,
  • initiating a proceeding concerning an alleged violation or assisting in such a proceeding, or
  • refusing to participate in an activity the employee reasonably believes is a violation of labor laws.

The bill also specifies procedures for adjudicating complaints, including, filing requirements, criteria for making determinations of violations, types of available relief, evidentiary guidelines, and judicial review of NLRB determinations.

The bill generally establishes penalties and permits injunctive relief against entities that fail to comply with NLRB orders and creates a private right of action for employees to bring claims against employers interfering with employees' rights to organize or join a labor organization.

Additionally, the bill modifies the reporting requirements for employers engaged in arrangements with third-parties to persuade employees not to organize. Specifically, the bill narrows the scope of the exemption for arrangements that are considered legal advice or representation.

The Government Accountability Office must analyze and report on comparative collective-bargaining practices in countries outside the United States.