Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
January 15, 2020
116th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 166, No. 9 — Daily Edition
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D52-D53] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] House of Representatives Chamber Action Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 16 public bills, H.R. 5606- 5621; 3 private bills, H.R. 5622-5624; and 3 resolutions, H. Res. 798- 800, were introduced. Page H299 Additional Cosponsors: Pages H300-01 Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today. Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. Page H241 Recess: The House recessed at 11:09 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon. Page H249 Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote. Pages H249, H258 Appointing and authorizing managers for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States: The House agreed to H. Res. 798, appointing and authorizing managers for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States, by a yea- and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 193 nays, Roll No. 18. Pages H252-58 Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative King (NY) wherein he resigned from the Committee on Financial Services. Page H258 Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Taylor wherein he resigned from the Committee on Homeland Security. Page H258 Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Taylor wherein he resigned from the Committee on Education and Labor. Page H258 Recess: The House recessed at 3:11 p.m. and reconvened at 4:02 p.m. Page H270 Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act: The House passed H.R. 1230, to amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and other laws to clarify appropriate standards for Federal employment discrimination and retaliation claims, by a recorded vote of 261 ayes to 155 noes, Roll No. 21. Pages H258-70, H270-74 [[Page D53]] Rejected the Smucker motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Education and Labor with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 196 ayes to 220 noes, Roll No. 20. Pages H271-73 Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-46 shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill. Page H264 Agreed to: DeSaulnier amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 116-377) that requires a GAO report on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) ability to meet the demands of its workload; its plans for investigating mixed motive age discrimination claims; and options for improving EEOC's ability to respond to allegations of age discrimination; Pages H265-66 Rodney Davis (IL) amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 116-377) that requires the Secretary of the Department of Labor and the Chair of the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission to conduct a study to determine the number of older adult women who may have been adversely impacted by age discrimination as a motivating factor in workplace discrimination or employment; requires the report to be submitted to Congress and made publicly available within one year and would require a recommendation on best practices to combat gender and age discrimination in the workplace; Pages H266-67 Brown (MD) amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 116-377) that requires the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to submit yearly reports for 5-years to Congress on the number of age discrimination claims brought under this Act; and Pages H268-69 Tlaib amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 116-377) that requires within 5 years the US Commission on Civil Rights to submit a report containing an analysis of the status of Federal mixed motive age discrimination in employment claims made against Federal agencies. Pages H269-70 Rejected: Allen amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 116-377) that sought to require GAO study on age discrimination and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 retaliation charges and cases, and conditions the bill taking effect on the results of the study (by a recorded vote of 163 ayes to 257 noes, Roll No. 19). Pages H267-68, H270-71 H. Res. 790, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1230) and the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 76) was agreed to yesterday, January 14th. Resignation as Vice Chair of Joint Economic Committee: Read a letter from Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY) wherein she resigned as Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee. Page H274 Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow, January 16th. Page H274 Senate Referral: S. 2547 was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Page H298 Senate Messages: Message received from the Senate today and message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on pages H258 and H290-91. Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and three recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H257, H270-71, H272-73, and H273-74. There were no quorum calls. Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:09 p.m.