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H.R. 2062: Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act of 2021

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To amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and other laws to clarify appropriate standards for Federal employment discrimination and retaliation claims, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Bobby” Scott

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 24, 2021
Length: 10 pages
Mar 18, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 23, 2021

This bill passed in the House on June 23, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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112 Cosponsors (98 Democrats, 14 Republicans)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 2062 – Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (Jun 22, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Scott Urges Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Older Workers Against Discrimination
    — Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] (Sponsor) on Jun 23, 2021

Rep. Sewell Applauds Passage of Legislation Protecting Older Workers from Discrimination
    — Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 23, 2021

Leader's Dynamic Vote Guide
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jun 24, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 2062 will add $14 million in new spending through 2026.


Mar 18, 2021

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May 26, 2021
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Jun 16, 2021
Text Published

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Jun 17, 2021
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Jun 23, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 2062 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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