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“H.R. 6102, Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act of 2021; H.R. 5129, Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2021; H.R. 2499, Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2021; H.R. 5428, School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act; H.R. 3114, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ COVID–19 Compensation Act of 2021, and H.R. 6087, Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act."


Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Time: 10:20 AM Location: 2175 Rayburn and Via Zoom (Hybrid Markup)

Agenda

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Description

Action

Roll Call

H.R.6102 - Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act of 2021

#1

Ms. Adams

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Adopted by voice vote

 

#2

Mr. Keller

Strikes the provision allowing payments from the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund of attorneys’ fees and medical expenses for contested claims and replaces it with a provision to permit settlement of claims.

Defeated 22-27

1

#3

Mr. Jones

Amends the Black Lung Benefits Act to prohibit the ability of coal operators to self-insure for black lung benefit liabilities.

withdrawn

 

#4

Ranking Member Foxx

Prohibits the DOL Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs from monitoring any state workers’ compensation program.

Defeated 22-27

2

Motion

Ms. Adams

Report H.R. 6102

Adopted 28-22

3

H.R. 5129 – Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2021

#1

Ms. Bonamici

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Adopted by voice vote

 

#2

Mr. Walberg

An amendment to restore current law’s charitable choice provision.

Defeated 22-28

1

#3

Mrs. Harshbarger

An amendment to reinstate current law language requiring states to provide an assurance that they will coordinate employment and skills development activities with state and local workforce systems under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Adopted by voice vote

 

#4

Mrs. McClain

An amendment to strike language from the bill that allows funds granted from the new Community Action Innovations Program to fulfill non-federal match requirements for the purposes of meeting such requirements in other federal programs.

Adopted by voice vote

 

#5

Mr. Good

An amendment to prohibit CSBG funds from being used to pay for or reimburse for health care services.

Defeated 22-28

2

#6

Mr. Grothman

An amendment to strike the bill’s income eligibility increase, to restore the current law eligibility threshold (100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) with a state option to go up to 125 percent FPL), and to strike the continued eligibility state option.

Defeated 20 -30

3

#7

Mr. Cawthorn

An amendment to add voter registration activity as a prohibited activity using program assistance or personnel and to prohibit the use of CSBG funds for the influence of federal, state, or local agency actions regarding executive orders, legislation, and petitions.

Defeated 22-28

4

#8

Ms. Letlow

An amendment to strike language from the bill that requires tripartite boards to create a conflict of interest policy and adds language regarding a prohibition on board members, their immediate family members, or their organizations from receiving direct financial benefit from the CSBG program.  

Defeated 24-26

5

Motion

Ms. Bonamici

Report H.R. 5129

Adopted 35 -14

6

H.R. 2499 – Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2021

#1

Mr. Takano

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Adopted by voice vote

#2

Mr. Keller

Strikes the entire text of the bill and replaces it with a GAO study on firefighter claims and access to health care under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act.

Defeated 20-29

1

Motion

Mr. Takano

Report H.R. 2499

Adopted 31-18

2

H.R.5428 - School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act

#1

Mrs. McBath

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Adopted by voice vote

 

#2

Mr. Owens

A substitute amendment to codify the current report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety issued by the National Center for Education Statistics, directs NCES to consult with the Department of Homeland Security, and requests ED to use the data to inform best practices on school safety.

Defeated 21-28

1

#3

Ms. Stefanik

An amendment to include reporting on the implementation of bail reform, the presence of school resource officers at schools, and the implementation of alternative discipline practices in districts that have experienced a school shooting.

Defeated 22-27

2

#4

Mr. Allen

An amendment to include a study on the effect of school safety on school choice, including whether increased school choice increases perceptions of school safety.

Defeated 22-27

3

Motion

Mrs. McBath

Report H.R. 5428

Adopted 27-21

4

H.R. 3114 - Longshore and Harbor Workers’ COVID–19 Compensation Act of 2021

#1

Mr. Mrvan

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Adopted by voice vote

 

#2

Mr. Keller

Strikes the entire text of the bill and replaces it with a GAO study on COVID-19 and benefit eligibility for maritime workers under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

Defeated 21-27

1

Motion

Mr. Mrvan

Report H.R. 3114

Adopted 27-21

2

H.R. 6087 - Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act

#1

Mr. Courtney

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Adopted by voice vote

 

Motion

Mr. Courtney

Report H.R. 6087

Adopted by voice vote

 

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Member Statements


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