Markup

H.R. 2119, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021; H.R. 3992, the Protect Older Job Applicants Act; H.R. 729, the Strength in Diversity Act of 2021, and H.R. 730, the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act of 2021


Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM Location: via Zoom

Amendments and Roll Call Votes


Amdt/Mtn

Offered By

Description

Action

Roll Call

H.R. 2119

#1

Mrs. McBath

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Adopted by voice vote

#2

Ms. Letlow

A substitute amendment that strikes the entirety of H.R. 2119 and adds provisions to: reauthorize the Family Violence Prevention Services Act for five years; increase formula grant programs to $270 million per year; require HHS to provide notice to Congress prior to making grants for new resource centers; and prohibit funds under the Act from being used for abortion services, including referrals. 

Defeated

19 - 27

1

#3

Mr. Scott

Replaces the language regarding Secretarial authority during an emergency designated period and provides clarity on the limited nature of the authority. 

Adopted by voice vote

#4

Mrs. Miller

Maintains the prohibition in current law on reimbursement for health care services, includes a prohibition on funds under the Act from being used for abortion services, including referrals.

Defeated

20 - 26

2

#5

Mrs. Steel

Maintains the requirement in current law for 70 percent of subgrant funds to be used for shelter and supportive services.

Adopted by voice vote

Motion

Mr. Bowman

Report H.R. 2119

Adopted

26 - 20

3

H.R. 3992

#1

Ms. Wild

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Adopted by voice vote

#2

Mrs. Miller-Meeks

Rule of construction ensuring the bill does not prohibit or limit an employer from recruiting or interviewing for employment students attending high schools, Job Corps centers, colleges, or universities, provided such recruiting or interviewing is not intended to discriminate because of age.

Defeated

20 -26

1

#3

Mr. Allen

Rule of construction ensuring the bill does not prohibit or limit an employer from operating an apprenticeship or internship program, provided such program is not intended to discriminate because of age.

Defeated

20 -26

2

#4

Ms. Letlow

Rule of construction ensuring an employer is not prohibited or limited from posting job openings on job search websites and on online job boards, provided such posting is not intended to discriminate because of age.

Defeated

19 -26

3

#5

Mr. Keller

Requires a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on whether not allowing claims of disparate impact discrimination by applicants for employment under the ADEA has a significant negative impact on such applicants. If the results of the study show there is not a significant negative impact, the amendments made by the bill will not take effect.  

Defeated

19 -26

4

Motion

Mr. Bowman

Report H.R. 3992

Adopted

26 -19

5

H.R. 729

#1

Mr. Scott

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Adopted by voice vote

#2

Mr. Good

Prohibits the Department of Education from conditioning receipt of grant funds on school districts’ adoption of the use of content or pedagogy that violates Title VI.

Defeated

19 -26

1

#3

Mr. Courtney

Adds new section to H.R. 729 on prohibition against federal control over curriculum. 

Adopted by voice vote

#4

Mrs. McClain

Allows for the development and implementation of programs and services that would increase the availability of public school options, including charter schools.

Defeated

19 -26

2

#5

Mr. Owens

Allows school districts receiving funds under the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants program to use those funds to help increase diversity; prohibits the Department of Education from conditioning receipt of grant funds on school districts’ adoption of the use of content or pedagogy that violates Title VI; and expresses findings and a Sense of Congress on Critical Race Theory.

Defeated

19 -26

3

Motion

Mr. Bowman

Report H.R. 729

Adopted

27 - 19

4

H.R. 730

#1

Mr. Scott

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

Adopted by voice vote

#2

Mr. Owens

Requires the Special Assistant for Equity and Inclusion to ensure that no funds distributed by the Department of Education are conditioned on the recipients’ use of content or pedagogy that violates Title VI.

Defeated

19 - 27

1

Motion

Mr. Bowman

Report H.R. 730

Adopted

27 -19

2

Member Statements


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