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    Posted Jun 18, 2021
    MEETING: Tue, Jun 22, 2021 - 3:00pm.
    BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill requires financial institutions to report certain credit application data to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for the purposes of enforcing fair lending laws. Specifically, financial institutions must report this data regarding lesbian-, gay-, bisexual-, transgender-, or queer-owned businesses. Currently, this data is reported regarding women-owned, minority-owned, and small businesses.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR1443SUS-RCP117-7.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt-hr1443.pdf
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    Posted Jun 18, 2021
    MEETING: Tue, Jun 22, 2021 - 3:00pm.
    BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs from requiring payment from a veteran for any contraceptive item that is required to be covered by health insurance plans without a cost-sharing requirement.

    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr239rh/pdf/BILLS-117hr239rh.pdf
    THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2021-05/hr0239.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt60.pdf
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    Posted Jun 18, 2021
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Mon, Jun 21, 2021 - 10:00am.
    MEETING: Tue, Jun 22, 2021 - 3:00pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill revises the evidentiary standard for age discrimination by establishing an unlawful employment practice when the complaining party demonstrates that age or participation in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation related to an age discrimination claim was a motivating factor for an adverse practice, even though other factors also motivated the practice (thereby allowing what are commonly known as mixed motive claims).
    The bill (1) permits the complaining party to rely on any type or form of admissible evidence, which need only be sufficient for a reasonable trier of fact to find that an unlawful practice occurred; and (2) declares that the complaining party shall not be required to demonstrate that age or retaliation was the sole cause of the employment practice (thereby rejecting the Supreme Court's decision in Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., which requires the complainant to prove that age was the but-for cause for the employer's decision).
    The bill applies this evidentiary standard to other employment discrimination and retaliation claims, including claims under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
    In a claims in which age discrimination is shown, but where the employer demonstrates that it would have taken the same action absent the motivating factor of age, the bill authorizes courts to grant declaratory and injunctive relief, but prohibits the court from awarding damages or issuing an order requiring any admission, reinstatement, hiring, promotion, or payment. This limitation also applies to claims of discrimination based on disability. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR2062RH-RCP117-6.pdf THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2021-06/hr2062_0.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt63.pdf
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    Posted Jun 11, 2021
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Thu, Jun 10, 2021 - 1:00pm.
    MEETING: Mon, Jun 14, 2021 - 1:00pm.
    BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill requires an issuer of securities to annually disclose to shareholders certain environmental, social, and governance metrics and their connection to the long-term business strategy of the issuer. The bill also establishes the Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee that must, among other duties, recommend to the Securities and Exchange Commission policies to facilitate the flow of capital towards environmentally sustainable investments.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-117HR1187RH-RCP117-5.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRPT-117hrpt54/pdf/CRPT-117hrpt54.pdf
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    Posted Jun 11, 2021
    MEETING: Mon, Jun 14, 2021 - 1:00pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill repeals the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr256rh/pdf/BILLS-117hr256rh.pdf THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2021-04/hr0256.pdf THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRPT-117hrpt56/pdf/CRPT-117hrpt56.pdf
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    Posted May 14, 2021
    MEETING: Mon, May 17, 2021 - 3:00pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): Summary in progress THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr1629ih/pdf/BILLS-117hr1629ih.pdf
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    Posted May 8, 2021
    MEETING: Tue, May 11, 2021 - 3:30pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): 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
    • 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.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr1065rh/pdf/BILLS-117hr1065rh.pdf THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt27-p1.pdf

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    Posted May 8, 2021
    AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Fri, May 7, 2021 - 10:00am. MEETING: Tue, May 11, 2021 - 3:30pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): Summary is in progress.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr2547rh/pdf/BILLS-117hr2547rh.pdf
    THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRPT-117hrpt23/pdf/CRPT-117hrpt23.pdf
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    Posted Apr 17, 2021
    MEETING: Tues, Apr 20, 2021 - 9:30am. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill provides various protections for covered individuals subject to secondary or deferred inspections when seeking admission into the United States. Covered individuals include U.S. nationals, lawful permanent residents, aliens in possession of a visa, returning asylees, and refugees.
    The Department of Homeland Security shall ensure that a covered individual subject to secondary or deferred inspection has a meaningful opportunity to consult with counsel and certain related parties, such as a relative, within an hour of the start of the secondary inspection and as necessary during the inspection process. The counsel and related party shall be allowed to advocate on behalf of the covered individual, including by providing evidence and information to the examining immigration officer.
    A lawful permanent resident subject to secondary or deferred inspection may not abandon lawful permanent resident status until the individual has had a meaningful opportunity to seek advice from counsel, unless the individual voluntarily and knowingly waives in writing this opportunity to seek counsel's advice.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr1573rh/pdf/BILLS-117hr1573rh.pdf THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt21.pdf
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    Posted Apr 17, 2021
    MEETING: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 - 9:30am. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill imposes limitations on the President's authority to suspend or restrict aliens from entering the United States. It also prohibits religious discrimination in various immigration-related decisions, such as whether to issue an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa, unless there is a statutory basis for such discrimination.
    The President may temporarily restrict the entry of any aliens or class of aliens after the Department of State determines that the restriction would address specific and credible facts that threaten U.S. interests such as security or public safety.
    The bill also imposes limitations on such restrictions, such as requiring the President, State Department, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to (1) only issue a restriction when required to address a compelling government interest, and (2) narrowly tailor the suspension to use the least restrictive means to achieve such an interest.
    Before imposing a restriction, the State Department and DHS shall consult with Congress. The State Department and DHS shall report to Congress about the restriction within 48 hours of the restriction's imposition. If such a report is not made, the restriction shall immediately terminate.
    Individuals or entities present in the United States and unlawfully harmed by such a restriction may sue in federal court.
    DHS may suspend the entry of aliens traveling to the United States on a commercial airline that failed to comply with regulations related to detecting fraudulent travel documents.
    THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-117hr1333rh/pdf/BILLS-117hr1333rh.pdf THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/CRPT-117hrpt20-p1.pdf
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