US HB2694 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 224-17-1)
Status: Engrossed on September 17 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-09-17 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Pending: Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act This bill prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for qualified employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. A qualified employee is an employee or applicant who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position, with specified exceptions. Specifically, the bill declares that it is an unlawful employment practice to, among other things fail to make reasonable accommodations to known limitations of such employees unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on an entity's business operation; require a qualified employee affected by such condition to accept an accommodation other than any reasonable accommodation arrived at through an interactive process; deny employment opportunities based on the need of the entity to make such reasonable accommodations to a qualified employee; require such employees to take paid or unpaid leave if another reasonable accommodation can be provided; or take adverse action in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment against a qualified employee requesting or using such reasonable accommodations. The bill sets forth enforcement procedures and remedies that cover different types of employees in relation to such unlawful employment practices. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission must provide examples of reasonable accommodations that shall be provided to affected employees unless the employer can demonstrate that doing so would impose an undue hardship. The bill prohibits state immunity under the Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution from an action for a violation of this bill.

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Title

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Sponsors

Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. John Katko [R-NY]Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA]
Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]
Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]
Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]
Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]
Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD]Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]
Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]
Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]
Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]
Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]
Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Will Hurd [R-TX]
Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]
Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]
Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. John Lewis [D-GA]
Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]
Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]
Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]
Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL]
Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]
Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. David Price [D-NC]
Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA]Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA]
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Jose Serrano [D-NY]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]
Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]
Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]
Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]
Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]
Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]
Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Katie Hill [D-CA]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]
Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]
Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]
Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]
Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]
Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]
Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA]
Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]
Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]
Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]
Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]Rep. Max Rose [D-NY]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]
Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]
Rep. Ben Lujan [D-NM]Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]
Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]
Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC]Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]
Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]
Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]
Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Anthony Brindisi [D-NY]Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH]Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA]
Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR]Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN]
Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]
Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE]Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]
Rep. Jeff Van Drew [D-NJ]Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL]Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]
Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE]Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]
Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU]
Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL]
Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]

Roll Calls

2020-09-17 - House - On passage (Y: 329 N: 73 NV: 0 Abs: 28) [PASS]
2020-09-17 - House - On motion to recommit with instructions (Y: 177 N: 226 NV: 0 Abs: 27) [FAIL]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-09-17SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
2020-09-17HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2020-09-17HouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 329 - 73 (Roll no. 195).
2020-09-17HouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 177 - 226 (Roll no. 194).
2020-09-17HouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Foxx (NC) motion to recommit H.R. 2694 with instructions, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2020-09-17HouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4528-4529)
2020-09-17HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on the Foxx motion to recommit and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Fox demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2020-09-17HouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
2020-09-17HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foxx 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 strike all after the enacting clause and insert new text entitled the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act". The new text includes an exemption for religious organizations.
2020-09-17HouseMs. Foxx (NC) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Education and Labor. (text: CR H4524-4526)
2020-09-17HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2020-09-17HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 2694.
2020-09-17HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2574, H.R. 2639, H.R. 2694 and H. Res. 908. Provides for one hour of debate on each measure. The previous question will be considered as ordered on each measure without intervening motions except for one motion to recommit with or without instructions on H.R. 2574, H.R. 2639, and H.R. 2694.
2020-09-17HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1107. (consideration: CR H4508-4527)
2020-09-14HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1107 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2574, H.R. 2639, H.R. 2694 and H. Res. 908. Provides for one hour of debate on each measure. The previous question will be considered as ordered on each measure without intervening motions except for one motion to recommit with or without instructions on H.R. 2574, H.R. 2639, and H.R. 2694.
2020-09-08HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 396.
2020-09-08HouseCommittee on the Judiciary discharged.
2020-09-08HouseCommittee on Oversight and Reform discharged.
2020-09-08HouseCommittee on House Administration discharged.
2020-09-08HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 116-494, Part I.
2020-01-14HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 29 - 17.
2020-01-14HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-06-26HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
2019-05-14HouseReferred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-05-14HouseReferred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-05-14HouseReferred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-05-14HouseReferred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2019-05-14HouseIntroduced in House

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HR1107 (Related) 2020-09-15 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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