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  • admin
    Posted Jan 25
    THIS BILL IS SCHEDULED FOR A VOTE ON: Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 or later that week. 7 experts have voted for (and 1 against) this bill. MEETING: Jan 27, 2020, 5pm. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): (Outdated). THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/bill/116/hr-550-sa THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): (Outdated). THE BILL REPORT: is not yet available or may not be produced.
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  • admin
    Posted Jan 19
    6 experts have voted for (and 0 against) this AMENDMENT: Requires that a GAO report be produced that keeps track of the number of additional loans that are underwritten as a result of these less rigorous credit reports.
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  • admin
    Posted Jan 19
    THIS BILL IS SCHEDULED FOR A VOTE ON: Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 or later that week. MEETING: Jan 27, 2020, 5pm. 8 Experts have voted for (and 1 has voted against) this bill. AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Thursday Jan 23, 10am BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill prohibits a consumer reporting agency from furnishing a consumer report containing any adverse item of information relating to a delinquent or defaulted private education loan of a borrower who has a specified demonstrated history of loan repayment. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-116HR3621-RCP116-47.pdf THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2019-12/hr3621.pdf THE BILL REPORTS CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/bill/116/hr-3621
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  • admin
    Posted Jan 8
    THIS BILL IS SCHEDULED FOR A VOTE ON: Tuesday Jan 4, 2020 or anytime later that week. 9 experts have voted for (0 have voted against) this bill. Experts have not suggested any amendments for this bill. BILL SUMMARY (by CRS): This bill amends the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to establish an unlawful employment practice when the complaining party demonstrates that age or participation in investigations, proceedings, or litigation under such Act was a motivating factor for any unlawful employment practice, even though other factors also motivated the practice (thereby allowing what are commonly known as "mixed motive" claims). The bill (1) permits a 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 a 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 a complainant to prove that age was the "but-for" cause for the employer's decision). The bill authorizes a court in a claim in which age discrimination is shown to grant declaratory and injunctive relief, but prohibits a court from awarding damages or issuing an order requiring any admission, reinstatement, hiring, promotion, or payment. The bill applies the same standard of proof 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. THE BILL TEXT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-116HR1230-RCP116-46.pdf THE COST OF THE BILL CAN BE FOUND HERE (by CBO): https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/2019-10/hr1230.pdf THE BILL REPORT CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRPT-116hrpt372/pdf/CRPT-116hrpt372.pdf AMENDMENTS ADDED IN THE MEETING ARE AS FOLLOWS: 1. DeSaulnier (CA), Rodney Davis (IL) (REVISED) 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. 2. Davis, Rodney (IL), Pingree (ME), Stefanik (NY), Stevens (MI), González-Colón, Jenniffer (PR), Trone (MD), Stauber (MN), Kaptur (OH), Hurd (TX), Smith, Christopher (NJ), Bost (IL), DeSaulnier (CA), Spanberger (VA), McCollum (MN) (REVISED) To require 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. 3. Allen (GA) Requires 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. 4. Brown (MD) (REVISED) 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. 5. Tlaib (MI) (REVISED) 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.
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  • admin
    Posted Jan 3
    11 experts voted for (and zero voted against) this bill. Let's help to get these bridges fixed. https://patch.com/massachusetts/boston/massachusetts-has-nearly-500-structurally-deficient-bridges
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  • admin
    Posted Jan 3
    H.R. 535 PASSED IN HOUSE. 5 experts have voted for (and 0 have voted against) this amendment. Amendment: $250 million of research funding is allocated for testing the correlation between PFAS exposure and cancer; as well as PFAS exposure and cholesterol.
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  • admin
    Posted Jan 3
    PASSED IN HOUSE. 10 experts have voted for (and 1 has voted against) this bill being passed. House leadership has announced that this bill is scheduled for a vote on Thursday, January 9, 2020. The Rules Committee has announced an amendment deadline of Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 10:00am. BIll Summary (by CRS): This bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency to designate all perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances within one year of enactment of this bill. The bill text can be found here: https://rules.house.gov/sites/democrats.rules.house.gov/files/BILLS-116HR535-RCP116-45.pdf. No bill report or cost estimate have been made available yet.
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