Education and Labor Committee 2019 Accomplishments
Committee Democrats are working to expand access to the building blocks of a strong middle class - a quality education, a rewarding job, and affordable health care.
By the Numbers
60 Hearings and markups
16 Bills passed out of Committee
9 Bills passed by the House
Bills Passed out of the House
Addresses pay inequity by holding companies accountable for gender-based wage disparities, strengthening the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and protecting the rights of workers to challenge systemic pay discrimination.
Gradually increases the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2025, giving up to 33 million workers a raise and lifting at least 1.3 million Americans out of poverty.
Prevents the imminent collapse of the multiemployer pension system while protecting retirees’ benefits and saving taxpayers billions of dollars.
Protects consumers from junk health plans by undoing the Trump administration’s “Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance” rule.
Preserves $255 million for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority-Serving Institutions.
Strengthens federal tools to address the rising rates of child abuse and neglect.
Reauthorizes the Older Americans Act (OAA) and helps older Americans live independently and with dignity.
Reduces out-of-pocket costs for consumers, lowers drug prices, and increases transparency.
Provides health and social service workers the workplace protections they deserve.
Bills Advanced out of Committee
Invests $100 billion to repair the physical and digital infrastructure in America’s public schools, creating 1.9 million jobs.
Restores the right of students and parents to hold school districts and states accountable for discriminatory education policies.
Supports districts in developing, implementing, or expanding voluntary initiatives to increase school diversity.
Restores workplace protections for older workers.
Creates a federal definition for mass shootings and school shootings and collects data to help prevent them.
Protects workers' right to organize and bargain for higher pay, better benefits, and safer working conditions.
Comprehensive overhaul of higher education that will mean students can spend less and earn more
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