Federal - HR 135

Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2019

Introduced

January 3, 2019

Description

To amend the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

Our Position

Support

Commentary

FMA is in favor of this bill strengthening due process for federal employees.

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 4

Latest Actions See More/Less

  • Dec. 16, 2019 — Reported to the Senate with an amendment in the nature of a substitute by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar. S Rept 116-176Congressional Record p. S7048

  • Nov. 6, 2019 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

    Nov. 6, 2019 — Committee Vote: En Bloc Bills and Amendments — Vote to Report
      Ordered reported favorably to the full Senate (as amended, en bloc) by voice vote.

  • Feb. 7, 2019Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.33, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E148

  • Jan. 16, 2019Huizenga, R-Mich., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.33, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E53

  • Jan. 16, 2019 — Received in the Senate and referred to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Congressional Record p. S272

  • Jan. 15, 2019 — Measure passed in the House by roll call vote, 424-0, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H580

  • Jan. 15, 2019House Vote 33 Anti-Discrimination Policies in Federal Workplaces — Passage
    Cummings, D-Md., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would ensure that federal agencies investigate and take necessary action into alleged instances of discrimination and/or retaliation between federal employees. It would require agencies to create a tracking system for complaints and investigations. The bill would separate the Equal Employment Opportunity Enforcement Office from Human Resources Office in an effort to minimize or eliminate interference in discrimination cases. Motion agreed to 424-0. Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (283 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. Congressional Record p. H558-H562, H580

  • Jan. 3, 2019 — Original cosponsor(s): 4

    Jackson Lee, (D-Texas)Norton, (D-D.C.)
    Meadows, (R-N.C.)Sensenbrenner, (R-Wis.)
  • Jan. 3, 2019 — Read twice and referred to: House Oversight and Reform.Congressional Record p. H206