Full Committee

February 26, 2019
H.R. 865, "Rebuild America's Schools Act" and H.R. 7, "Paycheck Fairness Act"


Archived Webcast

Opening Statements:

Press Release:

Amendments and Motions Offered:

Amdt/Mtn

Offered By

Description

Action

Roll Call

H.R. 865 – Rebuild America’s Schools Act

#1

Mr. Scott

Manager’s Amendment

adopted

voice vote

#2

Ms. Wilson

to clarify that securing schools through building design plans is an allowable use of funds

adopted

voice vote

#3

Mrs. McBath

to add the study of school security to the Institute of Education Sciences report

adopted

voice vote

#4

Mr. Thompson

To prohibit the bill from going into effect until every state receives the maximum grant allowed under Part B of IDEA.

ruled non-germane

24-19

#1

#5

Mr. Grijalva

to prohibit for-profit charter schools from accessing the funds in this Act

adopted

26-20

#2

#6

Mr. Allen

To prohibit the Secretary from requiring schools to agree not to arm teachers in order to receive funds under the bill.

ruled non-germane

28-18

#3

#7

Mrs. Hayes

to prohibit self-dealing charter schools from accessing the funds in this Act

adopted

voice vote

#8

Ms. Stefanik

To require that a certain percentage of funds be awarded to rural school districts.

defeated

20-26

#4

#9

Mr. Banks

To prohibit the bill from taking effect until all laws under the committee’s jurisdiction are reauthorized or repealed.

withdrawn

 

#10

Mr. Comer

To ensure that no grant funds can be awarded until an independent auditor certifies that the requirements of the bill will not increase compliance costs for school districts or states.

defeated

20-26

#5

#11

Mr. Banks

To prohibit the use of funds for lobbying or other advocacy activities.

defeated

voice vote

#12

Mr. Wright

To prohibit school districts from hiring anyone or contracting with anyone who has hired someone on the sex offender registry.

ruled non-germane

26-15

#6

#13

Mr. Grothman

To prohibit the Department of Education from awarding grants to states until the Secretary, in consultation with the Environmental Protection Agency, certifies that the “green” requirements in the bill will not increase costs to school districts or schools.

defeated

20-26

#7

#14

Mr. Meuser

To express the sense of Congress that the Opportunity Zones provision included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a better way to support school construction in distressed communities.

adopted

voice vote

#14a

Ms. Stevens

2nddegree amendment to Mr. Meuser’s amendment (#14)

adopted

42-1

#8

#15

Mrs. Foxx

To rename the bill to reflect the bill’s true outcome.

defeated

20-26

#9

Mtn

Mr. Sablan

To Report H.R. 865

adopted

26-20

#10

H.R. 7 – Paycheck Fairness Act

#1

Mr. Scott

Amendment in the Nature of Substitute

adopted

voice vote

#2

Mr. Byrne

To limit any contingent attorney’s fee in an Equal Pay Act suit to 15 percent of any judgment awarded to the plaintiff or plaintiffs.

defeated

21-26

#1

#3

Mr. Allen

To condition the implementation of the Equal Pay Act amendments in the bill on a study by the Secretary of Labor to determine their effect on employers’ ability to recruit, hire, promote, and increase the pay of employees, and these amendments will not go into effect if employers are significantly hindered in these areas.

defeated

20-26

#2

#4

Mr. Byrne

To add “a bona fide business-related reason other than sex” to the Equal Pay Act, and to strike the multiple provisions in H.R. 7 that essentially eliminate an employer’s ability to defend a pay differential that is based on a factor other than sex.

defeated

20-27

#3

#5

Mrs. Foxx

To strike the requirement that EEOC collect employee compensation data from employers broken down by race, sex, and national origin.

defeated

19-27

#4

Mtn

Ms. Bonamici

To Report H.R. 7

adopted

27-20

#5