KEY VOTES IN 2019

US House of Representatives

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HOUSE VOTE DESCRIPTIONS

1. For the People Act (H.R. 1)

The UAW endorsed this pro-democracy bill aimed at expanding and protecting voting rights, reforming campaign finance laws, and strengthening government ethics.

2. Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7)

The UAW has been a long-time supporter in opposing wage discrimination. This bill would bar employers from demanding salary history and prohibit retaliation against workers who discuss or share their wage compensation.

3. Protecting Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Act (H.R. 986)

The UAW endorsed this bill to halt the Administration’s expansion of junk plans that could exclude health care coverage to millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions.

4. Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6)

UAW supported this House passed bill to protect Dreamers under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and individuals with Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) from deportation and provide an opportunity to obtain permanent legal status.

5. Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 748).

This bi-partisan House passed bill was signed into law under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 on December 20, 2019. The UAW supported this legislation to permanently repealed the scheduled excise tax on high cost employer sponsored health care plans.

6. Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582)

This House passed bill, endorsed by the UAW increases the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, phases out the tipped minimum wage and ensures that future increases would be automatic.

7. Butch Lewis Act (H.R. 397)

This House passed bill would help people in multi-employer plans that are in danger of going insolvent by establishing a federal loan program to protect the retirement income security of over one million workers, retirees and pension beneficiaries across the country.

8. Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act (H.R. 1423)

The UAW opposes the growing use of employment contracts as a condition of employment, forcing workers to waive their right to sue their employers for labor violations, sexual harassment, and more. This bill prohibits forced arbitration in all business contracts moving forward and restores individuals right to access the legal system.

9. Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R.1309)

This bi-partisan House-passed legislation would direct the Labor Department and OSHA to issue rules requiring employers in health care and social services to have workplace violence prevention plans that include physical assault or injury, and psychological trauma.

10. Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4)

This legislation reverses the misguided Shelby v. Holder decision by the Supreme Court in 2013 that gutted voter protections established in the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The UAW supported this bill because it empowers Americans to vote and ensures that everyone has equal access to participate in the voting process, a core value of our democracy.

11. Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3)

This bold legislation takes concrete steps to lower drug prices and holds wealthy drug companies accountable as well as makes critical investments in expanded Medicare coverage, research, workforce, and community health centers. UAW supported this bill as a long-standing champion of affordable health care for all.

1. For the People Act (H.R. 1)

The UAW endorsed this pro-democracy bill aimed at expanding and protecting voting rights, reforming campaign finance laws, and strengthening government ethics.

2. Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7)

The UAW has been a long-time supporter in opposing wage discrimination. This bill would bar employers from demanding salary history and prohibit retaliation against workers who discuss or share their wage compensation.

3. Protecting Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Act (H.R. 986)

The UAW endorsed this bill to halt the Administration’s expansion of junk plans that could exclude health care coverage to millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions.

4. Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6)

UAW supported this House passed bill to protect Dreamers under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and individuals with Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) from deportation and provide an opportunity to obtain permanent legal status.

5. Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 748)

This bi-partisan House passed bill was signed into law under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 on December 20, 2019. The UAW supported this legislation to permanently repealed the scheduled excise tax on high cost employer sponsored health care plans.

6. Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582)

This House passed bill, endorsed by the UAW increases the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, phases out the tipped minimum wage and ensures that future increases would be automatic.

7. Butch Lewis Act (H.R. 397)

This House passed bill would help people in multi-employer plans that are in danger of going insolvent by establishing a federal loan program to protect the retirement income security of over one million workers, retirees and pension beneficiaries across the country.

8. Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act (H.R. 1423)

The UAW opposes the growing use of employment contracts as a condition of employment, forcing workers to waive their right to sue their employers for labor violations, sexual harassment, and more. This bill prohibits forced arbitration in all business contracts moving forward and restores individuals right to access the legal system.

9. Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R.1309)

This bi-partisan House-passed legislation would direct the Labor Department and OSHA to issue rules requiring employers in health care and social services to have workplace violence prevention plans that include physical assault or injury, and psychological trauma.

10. Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4)

This legislation reverses the misguided Shelby v. Holder decision by the Supreme Court in 2013 that gutted voter protections established in the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The UAW supported this bill because it empowers Americans to vote and ensures that everyone has equal access to participate in the voting process, a core value of our democracy.

11. Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3)

This bold legislation takes concrete steps to lower drug prices and holds wealthy drug companies accountable as well as makes critical investments in expanded Medicare coverage, research, workforce, and community health centers. UAW supported this bill as a long-standing champion of affordable health care for all.

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