US HB7 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 238-1-1)
Status: Engrossed on March 28 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-04-03 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 53.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Paycheck Fairness Act This bill addresses wage discrimination on the basis of sex. It amends equal pay provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to (1) restrict the use of the bona fide factor defense to wage discrimination claims, (2) enhance nonretaliation prohibitions, (3) make it unlawful to require an employee to sign a contract or waiver prohibiting the employee from disclosing information about the employee's wages, and (4) increase civil penalties for violations of equal pay provisions. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs shall train EEOC employees and other affected parties on wage discrimination. The bill directs the Department of Labor to (1) establish and carry out a grant program for negotiation skills training programs to address pay disparities, including through outreach to women and girls; (2) conduct studies to eliminate pay disparities between men and women; and (3) make available information on wage discrimination to assist the public in understanding and addressing such discrimination. The Secretary of Labor's National Award for Pay Equity in the Workplace is established for an employer who has made a substantial effort to eliminate pay disparities between men and women. The bill requires the EEOC to issue regulations for collecting from employers compensation and other employment data according to the sex, race, and national origin of employees for use in enforcing laws prohibiting pay discrimination.

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Title

Paycheck Fairness Act

Sponsors

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

Roll Calls

2019-03-27 - House - On agreeing to the Beyer amendment (A006) H.Amdt.114 RC# 132 (Y: 406 N: 24 NV: 7 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-03-27 - House - On passage RC# 134 (Y: 242 N: 187 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-03-27 - House - On motion to recommit with instructions RC# 133 (Y: 191 N: 236 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [FAIL]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-04-03SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 53.
2019-04-02SenateRead the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
2019-03-28SenateReceived in the Senate.
2019-03-27HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2019-03-27HouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 242 - 187 (Roll no. 134). (text: CR H2860-2863)
2019-03-27HouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 191 - 236 (Roll no. 133).
2019-03-27HouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2019-03-27HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foxx motion to recommit with instructions. Pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to limit any contingent attorney's fees to 49% of any judgement awarded to the plaintiff or plaintiffs. Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.
2019-03-27HouseMs. Foxx (NC) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Education and Labor. (text: CR H2872-2874)
2019-03-27HouseThe 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.
2019-03-27HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2019-03-27HouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 7.
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.114 On agreeing to the Beyer amendment (A006) Agreed to by recorded vote: 406 - 24 (Roll no. 132).
2019-03-27HouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendment number 7, which was debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.116 On agreeing to the Brown (MD) amendment (A008) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-03-27HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 252, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 9.
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.116 Amendment (A008) offered by Mr. Brown (MD). (consideration: CR H2870-2871; text: CR H2780)
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.115 On agreeing to the Lawrence amendment (A007) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-03-27HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 252, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lawrence amendment No. 8.
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.115 Amendment (A007) offered by Mrs. Lawrence. (consideration: CR H2870-2871; text: CR H2870)
2019-03-27HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Beyer amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Beyer demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
2019-03-27HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 252, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 7.
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.114 Amendment (A006) offered by Mr. Beyer. (consideration: CR H2868-2870; text: CR H2868)
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.113 On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-03-27HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 252, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 5.
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.113 Amendment (A005) offered by Ms. Jayapal. (consideration: CR H2867-2868; text: CR H2867)
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.112 On agreeing to the Byrne amendment (A004) Failed by voice vote.
2019-03-27HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 252, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Byrne amendment No. 4.
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.112 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Byrne. (consideration: CR H2865-2867; text: CR H2865)
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.111 On agreeing to the Torres (CA) amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-03-27HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 252, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Torres amendment No. 3.
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.111 Amendment (A003) offered by Mrs. Torres (CA). (consideration: CR H2965; text: CR H2965)
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.110 On agreeing to the Torres (CA) amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-03-27HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 252, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Torres amendment No. 2.
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.110 Amendment (A002) offered by Mrs. Torres (CA). (consideration: CR H2864-2865; text: CR H2864)
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.109 On agreeing to the Foxx (NC) amendment (A001) Failed by voice vote.
2019-03-27HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 252, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foxx amendment No. 1.
2019-03-27HouseH.Amdt.109 Amendment (A001) offered by Ms. Foxx (NC). (consideration: CR H2872-2875; text: CR H2873)
2019-03-27HouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 7.
2019-03-27HouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
2019-03-27HouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 252 and Rule XVIII.
2019-03-27HouseThe resolution provides for one hour debate on H.R. 7 and H.Res. 124.
2019-03-27HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 252. (consideration: CR H2848-2875)
2019-03-25HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 252 Reported to House. The resolution provides for one hour debate on H.R. 7 and H.Res. 124.
2019-03-18HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 6.
2019-03-18HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 116-18.
2019-02-26HouseOrdered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by the Yeas and Nays: 27 - 20.
2019-02-26HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-01-30HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
2019-01-30HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB270 (Same As) 2019-01-30 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
HR252 (Related) 2019-03-27 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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