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H.R. 3992: POJA Act of 2021

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To amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to prohibit employers from limiting, segregating, or classifying applicants for employment.

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Sponsor and status

Sylvia Garcia

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 29th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 15, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Jun 17, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Nov 4, 2021

This bill passed in the House on November 4, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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62 Cosponsors (61 Democrats, 1 Republican)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 3992 – Protect Older Job Applicants Act of 2021 (Sep 27, 2021)

What legislators are saying

The House Passes Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia’s Protect Older Job Applicants Act of 2021
    — Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX29] (Sponsor) on Nov 4, 2021

Courtney Votes to Pass Bill Protecting Older Americans from Age Discrimination in the Hiring Process
    — Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT2] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 4, 2021

the daily leader: thursday, november 4, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Nov 3, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 3992 will be negligible.


Jun 17, 2021

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Jul 15, 2021
Ordered Reported

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Sep 20, 2021
Text Published

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Sep 23, 2021
Reported by House Committee on Education and Labor

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Nov 4, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 3992 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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