Markup

H.R. 7309, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2022, and H.R. 7310, Protecting America’s Retirement Security Act


Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Time: 10:15 AM Location: 2175 Rayburn and Via Zoom (Hybrid Markup)

Agenda

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Amdt/Mtn

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Description

Action

Roll Call

H.R. 7309 – Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2022

#1

Mr. Jones

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Adopted by voice vote

 

#2

Mrs. Miller-Meeks

A substitute amendment that reauthorizes the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act for six years and includes provisions updating the workforce development system, including by adding allowable uses of funds for statewide and local workforce development activities. The bill also makes changes to the Job Corps program and codifies the Reentry Employment Opportunities program.   

Defeated 29-20

1

#3

Mr. Good

Requires participants to comply with E-Verify.

Defeated 29-21

2

#4

Mr. Good

An amendment that strikes references to “registered” for the purposes of allowing work-based learning opportunities other than the registered apprenticeship model.

Defeated 28-21

3

#5

Mrs. Miller

Strikes language in the ANS which defines individuals with barriers to employment: to include gender identity and sexual orientation, and other similar changes throughout  

Defeated 29-20

4

#6

Mrs. Miller

An amendment to prohibit WIOA funds from being used to reimburse health care services.

Defeated 29-21

5

Motion

Mr. Jones

Report H.R. 7309

Adopted 29-21

6

H.R. 7310 – Protecting America’s Retirement Security Act

#1

Mrs. McBath

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Adopted by voice vote

 

#2

 

Mrs. Harshbarger

Strikes section 4 and replaces with a GAO study on the effects, including the effects on participants and spouses of participants, of applying spousal consent requirements to defined contribution plans.

Defeated 29-21

1

#3

Mr. Walberg

Strikes section 6’s authorization of a new grant program, clarifies that unions and worker centers may not receive funds, and strikes the provision requiring the Secretary of Labor to hold or fund an annual conference of representatives from states. Directs DOL’s ERISA Advisory Council to complete a review of the employee stock ownership plan stock appraisal enforcement program.

Defeated 29-21

2

#4

Mr. Fitzgerald

Strikes section 5, which requires automatic reenrollment of applicable employees in workplace retirement plans at least every three years.

Defeated 29-21

3

Motion

Mrs. McBath

Report H.R. 7310

Adopted 29-21

4

Member Statements


  1. Chairman The Honorable Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (Democrat - Virginia)