Helping survivors, students, older workers

Jul 18, 2021
Helping survivors, students, older workers

The Education and Labor Committee held a mark-up, advancing four bills I cosponsored that support domestic violence survivors, students, and older workers. H.R. 2119 reauthorizes critical services, including shelters, support services for survivors and increases formula grant funding for the Marianas. H.R. 3992 ensures older job applicants can seek legal recourse for age-based discrimination in hiring. provides older workers protections against age discrimination in the work place.

The Strength in Diversity Act helps schools study segregation, evaluate current policies, and develop evidence-based plans to address socioeconomic and racial isolation. And the Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act guarantees students and parents have the ability to file suit to address racial inequities in public education and ensures that there is an assigned person at their school dedicated to investigating complaints of discrimination based on race, color or national origin. All four bills now go to the full House for consideration.