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116th Congress    }                                    {       Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session      }                                    {       116-155

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   PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 582) TO PROVIDE FOR 
     INCREASES IN THE FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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   July 15, 2019.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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   Mr. Morelle, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 492]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 492, by a record vote of 8 to 4, report the 
same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution 
be adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 582, the 
Raise the Wage Act, under a structured rule. The resolution 
provides one hour of general debate equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Education and Labor. The resolution waives all 
points of order against consideration of the bill. The 
resolution provides that the amendment in the nature of a 
substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor 
now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in 
Part A of this report, shall be considered as adopted. The 
resolution provides that the bill, as amended, shall be 
considered as read. The resolution waives all points of order 
against provisions in the bill, as amended. The resolution 
makes in order the further amendment printed in Part B of this 
report, if offered by the member designated in the report, 
which shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the 
time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by 
the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to a 
demand for division of the question. The resolution waives all 
points of order against the amendment printed in Part B of this 
report. The resolution provides one motion to recommit with or 
without instructions.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against consideration of 
the bill includes waivers of the following:
           Clause 12(a)(1) of rule XXI which prohibits 
        consideration of a bill unless there is a searchable 
        electronic comparative print that shows how the bill 
        proposes to change current law.
           Clause 12(b) of rule XXI which prohibits 
        consideration of a bill unless there is a searchable 
        electronic comparative print that shows how the text of 
        the bill as proposed to be considered differs from the 
        text of the bill as reported.
           Clause 10 of rule XXI which prohibits 
        consideration of a measure that has a net effect of 
        increasing the deficit or reducing the surplus over the 
        five- or 10-year period.
           Section 425 of the Congressional Budget Act, 
        which prohibits consideration of any legislation that 
        would increase the direct costs of Federal 
        intergovernmental mandates by an amount that causes 
        thresholds specified in section 424(a)(1) of the 
        Congressional Budget Act to be exceeded.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendment printed in Part B of this report, the Committee 
is not aware of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic 
in nature.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 157

    Motion by Mr. Cole to report an open rule for H.R. 582. 
Defeated: 4-8

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Yea
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Nay   Mr. Woodall.......................          Yea
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Nay   Mr. Burgess.......................          Yea
Mr. Raskin......................................          Nay   Mrs. Lesko........................          Yea
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Nay
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Nay
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Nay
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Nay
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 158

    Motion by Mr. Morelle to report the rule. Adopted: 8-4

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Hastings....................................  ............  Mr. Cole..........................          Nay
Mrs. Torres.....................................          Yea   Mr. Woodall.......................          Nay
Mr. Perlmutter..................................          Yea   Mr. Burgess.......................          Nay
Mr. Raskin......................................          Yea   Mrs. Lesko........................          Nay
Ms. Scanlon.....................................          Yea
Mr. Morelle.....................................          Yea
Ms. Shalala.....................................          Yea
Mr. DeSaulnier..................................          Yea
Mr. McGovern, Chairman..........................          Yea
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  SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 582 IN PART A CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    1. Scott, Bobby (VA): Modifies the period over which the 
$15 minimum wage phases (in under 6(a)(1)) from 10/1/2024 to 
10/1/2025.

      SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 582 IN PART B MADE IN ORDER

    1. O'Halleran (AZ), Murphy (FL), Cox (CA), Cuellar (TX), 
Davids (KS), Fletcher (TX), McBath (GA), Pappas (NH), Phillips 
(MN), Spanberger (VA), Van Drew (NJ), Allred (TX), Craig (MN), 
Lee, Susie (NV), Gottheimer (NJ), Axne (IA), Cisneros (CA): 
Requires the Government Accountability Office, in consultation 
with specified experts, to submit a report to Congress on the 
economic and employment impacts (nationally, regionally, and 
locally) of the four minimum wage increases in the bill 
(standard, tipped minimum, youth, and 14(C)) with the report to 
be prepared after the second wage increase and before the third 
wage increase. Requires Congress to assess the report's 
findings and to take any appropriate legislative action, 
including action to delay or otherwise modify the next 
scheduled wage increases. (10 minutes)

      PART A--TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 582 CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  Page 5, line 11, strike ``$8.55'' and insert ``$8.40''.
  Page 5, line 14, strike ``$9.85'' and insert ``$9.50''.
  Page 5, line 16, strike ``$11.15'' and insert ``$10.60''.
  Page 5, line 18, strike ``$12.45'' and insert ``$11.70''.
  Page 5, line 20, strike ``$13.75'' and insert ``$12.80''.
  Page 5, line 22, strike ``$15.00'' and insert ``$13.90''.
  Page 5, line 23, strike ``and''.
  Beginning page 5, line 24, through page 6, line 2, amend 
subparagraph (G) to read as follows:
                  ``(G) $15.00 an hour, beginning 6 years after 
                such effective date; and''.
  Page 6, after line 2, insert the following:
                  ``(H) beginning on the date that is 7 years 
                after such effective date, and annually 
                thereafter, the amount determined by the 
                Secretary under subsection (h);''.
  Page 6, line 9, strike ``(a)(1)(G)'' and insert 
``(a)(1)(H)''.
  Page 6, line 11, strike ``(a)(1)(G)'' and insert 
``(a)(1)(H)''.

          PART B--TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 582 MADE IN ORDER

 1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative O'Halleran of Arizona 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In the header of section 8, strike ``GAO Report'' and insert 
``GAO Report on the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana 
Islands''.
  Add at the end the following new section:

SEC. ___. GAO REPORT ON WAGE INCREASE IMPACT.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 90 days before the date of 
the third wage increase to first take effect after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General, in consultation 
with the persons described in subsection (b), shall prepare and 
submit to Congress a report, that--
          (1) identifies and analyzes the effects, in the 
        aggregate, of the first wage increases and second wage 
        increases after such date of enactment on business 
        enterprises (including small business enterprises) 
        including the effects, with respect to such 
        enterprises, on--
                  (A) the wages and compensation of employees;
                  (B) the number of employees, disaggregated by 
                full-time and part-time employees;
                  (C) the prices, sales, and revenues;
                  (D) employee turnover and retention;
                  (E) hiring and training costs; and
                  (F) productivity and absenteeism;
          (2) to the extent practicable, identifies such 
        effects in isolation from other factors that may affect 
        business enterprises (including small business 
        enterprises), including--
                  (A) broader economic conditions;
                  (B) changes in Federal, State, and local law, 
                policy, and regulation;
                  (C) industry consolidation;
                  (D) natural disasters; and
                  (E) significant demographic changes;
          (3) to the extent practicable, identifies and 
        analyzes such effects for the Nation as a whole, and, 
        separately, for--
                  (A) each census division, as designated by 
                the Bureau of the Census;
                  (B) each metropolitan statistical area and 
                nonmetropolitan portion (as such terms are 
                defined by the Office of Management and Budget 
                with respect to 2013); and
                  (C) each urbanized area, urbanized cluster, 
                and rural area, as designated by the Bureau of 
                the Census; and
          (4) describes the methodology used to generate the 
        information in the report.
  (b) Expert Consultation.--The persons described in this 
subsection are--
          (1) labor economists with expertise in minimum wage 
        and low wage labor markets;
          (2) workers (including agricultural workers), and the 
        labor organizations and worker groups representing such 
        workers;
          (3) representatives of businesses, including small 
        businesses, agricultural employers, and businesses in 
        the accommodation and food services sector;
          (4) State and local governments; and
          (5) the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve 
        System.
  (c) Congressional Assessment and Recommendations.--Not later 
than 60 days after the date on which Congress receives the 
report under subsection (a), Congress shall--
          (1) assess the findings of such report; and
          (2) make recommendations with respect to actions of 
        Congress to address the findings of such report, 
        including actions to delay the next scheduled wage 
        increases.
  (d) Wage Increase Defined.--The term ``wage increase'' means 
an increase in wages that takes effect under subsection (a)(1) 
or (g)(1) of section 6, section 3(m)(2)(A)(i), or section 
14(c)(1)(A) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 
201 et seq.), as amended by this Act.

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