NY-21 from the bleachers — Stefanik and labor

  • She was an early co-sponsor of the Pregnant Workers Act — bipartisan legislation that passed the House in May to prohibit employment discrimination of pregnant women.
  • On April 14, Stefanik was an original co-sponsor with Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Ca., of the bipartisan Equal Pay for Service Members Act — H.R. 2502 — to require the military to ensure that the out-of-pocket cost for uniforms is the same for females as males.
  • H.R. 1603 — Bipartisan legislation that passed the House March 18 to establish an electronic application and verification system for H-2A visas for temporary immigrant farm workers, allow for three-year visas to reduce costs for workers, switch from newspaper to electronic recruitment advertisements, and establish a program for ag workers to earn legal immigration status through continued agricultural employment.
  • H.R. 1523 — Legislation Stefanik introduced March 2 to simplify the definition of an independent contractor to make it consistent across federal and state rules and to eliminative confusion for businesses and independent contractors.
  • H.R. 2112 — Legislation Stefanik and Rep. Jason Crow, D-CO, introduced March 19 to provide grants to states to provide vocational training for people that lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • H.R. 3268 — legislation Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, introduced May 17 to crack down on unemployment fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • H.R. 3254 — Legislation Stefanik was an original co-sponsor of with Rep. Barry Louderville, R-Ga., introduced May 14 to end federal pandemic unemployment compensation benefits.
  • H.R. 5185 — Legislation Rep. James Comer introduced May 17 to clarify the definition of a “join employer” in response to recent National Labor Relations Board decisions.
  • H.R. 5080 — Legislation known as the “Back the Blue Act” that Rep. that Rep. Don Bacon, R-NE, introduced May 11 to criminal penalties for killing or attempting to kill a police officer.

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Maury Thompson

Maury Thompson

Freelance history writer and documentary film producer from Ticonderoga, NY