Federal - H134

Gender-Based Pay Discrimination

Passage

House Roll Call Vote 134, 116th Congress, 1st Session

Date: March 27, 2019

Status: Passed

242
187

Our Position

Against

Description

Passage of the bill, as amended, that would change the language and grounds that an employer could use in a legal defense to explain a difference in pay between employees when a lawsuit is brought against the employer alleging pay discrimination on the basis of sex. The bill would narrow the defense such an employer could use by requiring employers to provide non-gender, business-based reasons for differences in pay, rather than allowing the employer to demonstrate in court that "any factor other than sex" had been the basis for the pay disparity. Under the bill, an employer would specifically need to demonstrate that the disparity is based on a bona fide factor such as education, training or experience. It would expand protections for employees against forms of retaliation and increase monetary penalties for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. The bill would require the Department of Labor, in consultation with the Department of Education, to establish grants to implement negotiation skills training programs under the measure. The bill would require the Secretary of Labor to conduct studies regarding ways to eliminate pay discrepancies between men and women. It would require the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to collect compensation and other employment-related data disaggregated by the sex, race, and national origin of employees, and would require the Bureau of Labor Statistics to continue to collect data on women workers. It would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to include language that would prohibit an employer from relying on wage history for hiring purposes or pay determination, and would implement penalties for violations. The Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission would be required to provide assistance material to small businesses. Additionally, certain small businesses would be exempt from certain requirements in the measure.

Related Bill

HR 7 A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.

Vote Breakdown

D R I
Yea 234 8 0
Nay 0 185 2
No Vote 0 3 0

Democrats

  • Alma Adams Yea
  • Pete Aguilar Yea
  • Colin Allred Yea
  • Cindy Axne Yea
  • Nanette Barragán Yea
  • Karen Bass Yea
  • Joyce Beatty Yea
  • Ami Bera Yea
  • Donald S. Beyer Jr. Yea
  • Sanford D. Bishop Jr. Yea
  • Earl Blumenauer Yea
  • Lisa Blunt Rochester Yea
  • Suzanne Bonamici Yea
  • Brendan F. Boyle Yea
  • Anthony Brindisi Yea
  • Anthony G. Brown Yea
  • Julia Brownley Yea
  • Cheri Bustos Yea
  • G.K. Butterfield Yea
  • Salud Carbajal Yea
  • Tony Cárdenas Yea
  • André Carson Yea
  • Matt Cartwright Yea
  • Ed Case Yea
  • Sean Casten Yea
  • Kathy Castor Yea
  • Joaquin Castro Yea
  • Judy Chu Yea
  • David Cicilline Yea
  • Gil Cisneros Yea
  • Katherine M. Clark Yea
  • Yvette D. Clarke Yea
  • William Lacy Clay Yea
  • Emanuel Cleaver II Yea
  • James E. Clyburn Yea
  • Steve Cohen Yea
  • Gerald E. Connolly Yea
  • Jim Cooper Yea
  • Lou Correa Yea
  • Jim Costa Yea
  • Joe Courtney Yea
  • TJ Cox Yea
  • Angie Craig Yea
  • Charlie Crist Yea
  • Jason Crow Yea
  • Henry Cuellar Yea
  • Elijah E. Cummings Yea
  • Joe Cunningham Yea
  • Sharice Davids Yea
  • Danny K. Davis Yea
  • Susan A. Davis Yea
  • Madeleine Dean Yea
  • Peter A. DeFazio Yea
  • Diana DeGette Yea
  • Rosa DeLauro Yea
  • Suzan DelBene Yea
  • Antonio Delgado Yea
  • Val B. Demings Yea
  • Mark DeSaulnier Yea
  • Ted Deutch Yea
  • Debbie Dingell Yea
  • Lloyd Doggett Yea
  • Mike Doyle Yea
  • Eliot L. Engel Yea
  • Veronica Escobar Yea
  • Anna G. Eshoo Yea
  • Adriano Espaillat Yea
  • Dwight Evans Yea
  • Abby Finkenauer Yea
  • Lizzie Fletcher Yea
  • Bill Foster Yea
  • Lois Frankel Yea
  • Marcia L. Fudge Yea
  • Tulsi Gabbard Yea
  • Ruben Gallego Yea
  • John Garamendi Yea
  • Jesús "Chuy" García Yea
  • Sylvia R. Garcia Yea
  • Jared Golden Yea
  • Jimmy Gomez Yea
  • Vicente Gonzalez Yea
  • Josh Gottheimer Yea
  • Al Green Yea
  • Raúl M. Grijalva Yea
  • Deb Haaland Yea
  • Josh Harder Yea
  • Alcee L. Hastings Yea
  • Jahana Hayes Yea
  • Denny Heck Yea
  • Brian Higgins Yea
  • Katie Hill Yea
  • Jim Himes Yea
  • Kendra Horn Yea
  • Steven Horsford Yea
  • Chrissy Houlahan Yea
  • Steny H. Hoyer Yea
  • Jared Huffman Yea
  • Sheila Jackson Lee Yea
  • Pramila Jayapal Yea
  • Hakeem Jeffries Yea
  • Eddie Bernice Johnson Yea
  • Hank Johnson Yea
  • Marcy Kaptur Yea
  • William Keating Yea
  • Robin Kelly Yea
  • Joseph P. Kennedy III Yea
  • Ro Khanna Yea
  • Dan Kildee Yea
  • Derek Kilmer Yea
  • Andy Kim Yea
  • Ron Kind Yea
  • Ann Kirkpatrick Yea
  • Raja Krishnamoorthi Yea
  • Ann McLane Kuster Yea
  • Conor Lamb Yea
  • Jim Langevin Yea
  • Rick Larsen Yea
  • John B. Larson Yea
  • Brenda Lawrence Yea
  • Al Lawson Yea
  • Barbara Lee Yea
  • Susie Lee Yea
  • Andy Levin Yea
  • Mike Levin Yea
  • John Lewis Yea
  • Ted Lieu Yea
  • Daniel Lipinski Yea
  • Dave Loebsack Yea
  • Zoe Lofgren Yea
  • Alan Lowenthal Yea
  • Nita M. Lowey Yea
  • Ben Ray Luján Yea
  • Elaine Luria Yea
  • Stephen F. Lynch Yea
  • Tom Malinowski Yea
  • Carolyn B. Maloney Yea
  • Sean Patrick Maloney Yea
  • Doris Matsui Yea
  • Ben McAdams Yea
  • Lucy McBath Yea
  • Betty McCollum Yea
  • A. Donald McEachin Yea
  • Jim McGovern Yea
  • Jerry McNerney Yea
  • Gregory W. Meeks Yea
  • Grace Meng Yea
  • Gwen Moore Yea
  • Joseph D. Morelle Yea
  • Seth Moulton Yea
  • Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Yea
  • Stephanie Murphy Yea
  • Jerrold Nadler Yea
  • Grace F. Napolitano Yea
  • Richard E. Neal Yea
  • Joe Neguse Yea
  • Donald Norcross Yea
  • Tom O'Halleran Yea
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Yea
  • Ilhan Omar Yea
  • Frank Pallone Jr. Yea
  • Jimmy Panetta Yea
  • Chris Pappas Yea
  • Bill Pascrell Jr. Yea
  • Donald M. Payne Jr. Yea
  • Nancy Pelosi Yea
  • Ed Perlmutter Yea
  • Scott Peters Yea
  • Collin C. Peterson Yea
  • Dean Phillips Yea
  • Chellie Pingree Yea
  • Mark Pocan Yea
  • Katie Porter Yea
  • Ayanna S. Pressley Yea
  • David E. Price Yea
  • Mike Quigley Yea
  • Jamie Raskin Yea
  • Kathleen Rice Yea
  • Cedric L. Richmond Yea
  • Max Rose Yea
  • Harley Rouda Yea
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard Yea
  • Raul Ruiz Yea
  • C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger Yea
  • Bobby L. Rush Yea
  • Tim Ryan Yea
  • Linda T. Sánchez Yea
  • John Sarbanes Yea
  • Mary Gay Scanlon Yea
  • Jan Schakowsky Yea
  • Adam B. Schiff Yea
  • Brad Schneider Yea
  • Kurt Schrader Yea
  • Kim Schrier Yea
  • David Scott Yea
  • Robert C. Scott Yea
  • José E. Serrano Yea
  • Terri A. Sewell Yea
  • Donna E. Shalala Yea
  • Brad Sherman Yea
  • Mikie Sherrill Yea
  • Albio Sires Yea
  • Elissa Slotkin Yea
  • Adam Smith Yea
  • Darren Soto Yea
  • Abigail Spanberger Yea
  • Jackie Speier Yea
  • Greg Stanton Yea
  • Haley Stevens Yea
  • Tom Suozzi Yea
  • Eric Swalwell Yea
  • Mark Takano Yea
  • Bennie Thompson Yea
  • Mike Thompson Yea
  • Dina Titus Yea
  • Rashida Tlaib Yea
  • Paul Tonko Yea
  • Norma J. Torres Yea
  • Xochitl Torres Small Yea
  • Lori Trahan Yea
  • David Trone Yea
  • Lauren Underwood Yea
  • Juan C. Vargas Yea
  • Marc Veasey Yea
  • Filemon Vela Yea
  • Nydia M. Velázquez Yea
  • Peter J. Visclosky Yea
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Yea
  • Maxine Waters Yea
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman Yea
  • Peter Welch Yea
  • Jennifer Wexton Yea
  • Susan Wild Yea
  • Frederica S. Wilson Yea
  • John Yarmuth Yea

Republicans

  • Ralph Abraham Nay
  • Robert B. Aderholt Nay
  • Rick W. Allen Nay
  • Mark Amodei Nay
  • Kelly Armstrong Nay
  • Jodey C. Arrington Nay
  • Brian Babin Nay
  • Don Bacon Nay
  • Jim Baird Nay
  • Troy Balderson Nay
  • Jim Banks Nay
  • Andy Barr Nay
  • Jack Bergman Nay
  • Andy Biggs Nay
  • Gus Bilirakis Nay
  • Rob Bishop Nay
  • Mike Bost Nay
  • Kevin Brady Nay
  • Mo Brooks Nay
  • Susan W. Brooks Nay
  • Vern Buchanan Nay
  • Ken Buck Nay
  • Larry Bucshon Nay
  • Ted Budd Nay
  • Tim Burchett Nay
  • Michael C. Burgess Nay
  • Bradley Byrne Nay
  • Ken Calvert Nay
  • Earl L. "Buddy" Carter Nay
  • John Carter Nay
  • Steve Chabot Nay
  • Liz Cheney Nay
  • Ben Cline Nay
  • Michael Cloud Nay
  • Tom Cole Nay
  • Chris Collins Nay
  • Doug Collins Nay
  • James R. Comer Nay
  • K. Michael Conaway Nay
  • Paul Cook Nay
  • Rick Crawford Nay
  • Daniel Crenshaw Nay
  • John Curtis Nay
  • Warren Davidson Nay
  • Rodney Davis Yea
  • Scott DesJarlais Not Present
  • Mario Diaz-Balart Yea
  • Sean P. Duffy Nay
  • Jeff Duncan Nay
  • Neal Dunn Nay
  • Tom Emmer Nay
  • Ron Estes Nay
  • Drew Ferguson Nay
  • Chuck Fleischmann Nay
  • Bill Flores Nay
  • Jeff Fortenberry Nay
  • Virginia Foxx Nay
  • Russ Fulcher Nay
  • Brian Fitzpatrick Yea
  • Matt Gaetz Nay
  • Mike Gallagher Nay
  • Greg Gianforte Nay
  • Bob Gibbs Nay
  • Louie Gohmert Nay
  • Anthony Gonzalez Nay
  • Lance Gooden Nay
  • Paul Gosar Nay
  • Kay Granger Announced Against
  • Garret Graves Nay
  • Sam Graves Nay
  • Tom Graves Nay
  • Mark E. Green Nay
  • Morgan Griffith Nay
  • Glenn Grothman Nay
  • Michael Guest Nay
  • Brett Guthrie Nay
  • Jim Hagedorn Nay
  • Andy Harris Nay
  • Vicky Hartzler Nay
  • Kevin Hern Nay
  • Jaime Herrera Beutler Nay
  • Jody B. Hice Nay
  • Clay Higgins Nay
  • French Hill Nay
  • George Holding Nay
  • Trey Hollingsworth Nay
  • Richard Hudson Nay
  • Bill Huizenga Nay
  • Duncan Hunter Nay
  • Will Hurd Yea
  • Bill Johnson Nay
  • Dusty Johnson Nay
  • Mike Johnson Nay
  • Jim Jordan Nay
  • David Joyce Nay
  • John Joyce Nay
  • John Katko Nay
  • Mike Kelly Nay
  • Trent Kelly Nay
  • Peter T. King Nay
  • Steve King Nay
  • Adam Kinzinger Nay
  • David Kustoff Nay
  • Darin LaHood Nay
  • Doug LaMalfa Nay
  • Doug Lamborn Nay
  • Bob Latta Nay
  • Debbie Lesko Nay
  • Billy Long Nay
  • Barry Loudermilk Nay
  • Frank D. Lucas Nay
  • Blaine Luetkemeyer Nay
  • Kenny Marchant Nay
  • Thomas Massie Nay
  • Brian Mast Nay
  • Kevin McCarthy Nay
  • Michael McCaul Nay
  • Tom McClintock Nay
  • Patrick T. McHenry Nay
  • David B. McKinley Nay
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers Nay
  • Mark Meadows Nay
  • Dan Meuser Nay
  • Carol Miller Nay
  • John Moolenaar Nay
  • Alex X. Mooney Nay
  • Markwayne Mullin Nay
  • Roger Marshall Nay
  • Dan Newhouse Nay
  • Ralph Norman Nay
  • Devin Nunes Nay
  • Pete Olson Nay
  • Steven M. Palazzo Nay
  • Gary Palmer Nay
  • Greg Pence Nay
  • Scott Perry Nay
  • Bill Posey Nay
  • John Ratcliffe Nay
  • Tom Reed Yea
  • Guy Reschenthaler Nay
  • Tom Rice Nay
  • Denver Riggleman Nay
  • Martha Roby Nay
  • Phil Roe Nay
  • Harold Rogers Nay
  • Mike D. Rogers Nay
  • Francis Rooney Nay
  • John W. Rose Nay
  • David Rouzer Nay
  • Chip Roy Nay
  • John Rutherford Nay
  • Steve Scalise Nay
  • David Schweikert Nay
  • Austin Scott Nay
  • Jim Sensenbrenner Nay
  • John Shimkus Nay
  • Mike Simpson Yea
  • Adrian Smith Nay
  • Christopher H. Smith Yea
  • Jason Smith Nay
  • Lloyd K. Smucker Nay
  • Ross Spano Nay
  • Pete Stauber Nay
  • Elise Stefanik Nay
  • Bryan Steil Nay
  • Greg Steube Nay
  • Chris Stewart Nay
  • Steve Stivers Nay
  • Van Taylor Nay
  • Glenn "GT" Thompson Nay
  • Mac Thornberry Nay
  • William R. Timmons IV Nay
  • Scott Tipton Nay
  • Michael R. Turner Nay
  • Fred Upton Nay
  • Jeff Van Drew Yea
  • Ann Wagner Nay
  • Tim Walberg Nay
  • Greg Walden Nay
  • Mark Walker Nay
  • Jackie Walorski Nay
  • Michael Waltz Nay
  • Steve Watkins Nay
  • Randy Weber Nay
  • Daniel Webster Nay
  • Brad Wenstrup Nay
  • Bruce Westerman Nay
  • Roger Williams Nay
  • Joe Wilson Announced Against
  • Rob Wittman Nay
  • Steve Womack Nay
  • Rob Woodall Nay
  • Ron Wright Nay
  • Ted Yoho Nay
  • Don Young Nay
  • Lee Zeldin Nay