US HB1065 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 208-20-1)
Status: Engrossed on May 17 2021 - 50% progression
Action: 2021-05-17 - 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

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.

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Title

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act 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. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]
Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]
Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Marie Newman [D-IL]
Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. David Price [D-NC]
Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]
Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]
Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]
Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]
Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]
Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]
Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]
Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]
Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]
Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Mondaire Jones [D-NY]
Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]
Rep. Kaialii Kahele [D-HI]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]
Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]
Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]
Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Frank Mrvan [D-IN]
Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]
Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Jeff Van Drew [R-NJ]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]
Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]
Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]
Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]
Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]
Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]
Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Jeff Fortenberry [R-NE]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]
Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]
Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE]
Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]
Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]
Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK]Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY]
Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Anthony Gonzalez [R-OH]Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]
Rep. Deborah Ross [D-NC]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Sara Jacobs [D-CA]Rep. Marilyn Strickland [D-WA]
Rep. Cori Bush [D-MO]Rep. Ritchie Torres [D-NY]Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY]Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]
Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU]Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]
Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]
Rep. Jake Auchincloss [D-MA]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]
Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]
Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Nikema Williams [D-GA]
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]
Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ]
Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. Teresa Fernandez [D-NM]
Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]
Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Al Green [D-TX]
Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]
Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH]Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI]Rep. Jamaal Bowman [D-NY]Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL]
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R-WA]Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]
Rep. Peter Meijer [R-MI]Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]Rep. Kathy Manning [D-NC]
Rep. Young Kim [R-CA]

Roll Calls

2021-05-14 - House - On passage (Y: 315 N: 101 NV: 0 Abs: 14) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-05-17SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
2021-05-14HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2021-05-14HouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 315 - 101 (Roll no. 143).
2021-05-14HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2021-05-14HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1065.
2021-05-14HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2547 and H.R. 1065. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The previous question on each measure is considered ordered without intervening motions except one hour of debate and a motion to recommit. H. Res. 379 is adopted.
2021-05-14HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 380. (consideration: CR H2321-2343)
2021-05-12HouseRule H. Res. 380 passed House.
2021-05-11HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 380 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2547 and H.R. 1065. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The previous question on each measure is considered ordered without intervening motions except one hour of debate and a motion to recommit. H. Res. 379 is adopted.
2021-05-04HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 14.
2021-05-04HouseCommittee on the Judiciary discharged.
2021-05-04HouseCommittee on Oversight and Reform discharged.
2021-05-04HouseCommittee on House Administration discharged.
2021-05-04HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 117-27, Part I.
2021-04-28HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
2021-03-24HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 30 - 17.
2021-03-24HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2021-02-15HouseReferred 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.
2021-02-15HouseReferred 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.
2021-02-15HouseReferred 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.
2021-02-15HouseReferred 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.
2021-02-15HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HR380 (Related) 2021-05-12 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
SB1486 (Same As) 2021-09-30 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 141.

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