H.R. 582 - Raise the Wage Act

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 582 PDF XML

    (as reported)

    H. Rept. 116-150 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Education and Labor to accompany H.R. 582

Rule Information

REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-4 on Monday, July 15, 2019.

Agreed to by record vote of 231-197, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 231-194, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

MANAGERS: Morelle/Burgess

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted.

5. Provides that the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

6. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

7. Makes in order the further amendment printed in Part B of the report, if offered by the member designated in the report, which shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

8. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in Part B of the report.

9. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1González-Colón, Jenniffer (PR), Cuellar (TX)Bi-PartisanProvides tax incentives to businesses that establish themselves or purchase goods or services from businesses within the "economically distressed zone", as defined by the bill.Submitted
2Version 2O'Halleran (AZ), Murphy (FL), Cox (CA), Cuellar (TX), Davids (KS), Fletcher (TX), McBath (GA), Pappas (NH), Phillips (MN), Spanberger (VA), Van Drew (NJ), Allred (TX), Craig (MN), Lee, Susie (NV), Gottheimer (NJ), Axne (IA), Cisneros (CA)DemocratRevised Requires the Government Accountability Office, in consultation with specified experts, to submit a report to Congress on the economic and employment impacts (nationally, regionally, and locally) of the four minimum wage increases in the bill (standard, tipped minimum, youth, and 14(C)) with the report to be prepared after the second wage increase and before the third wage increase. Requires Congress to assess the report’s findings and to take any appropriate legislative action, including action to delay or otherwise modify the next scheduled wage increases. Made in Order
3Version 1Cuellar (TX), Van Drew (NJ)DemocratCodifies existing agricultural exemptions to the minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Specifically, the five agriculture industries that are exempt to the minimum wage: small farms, family farms, local hand harvesters, non-local, minor hand harvesters, livestock workers.Submitted
4Version 1Hartzler (MO)RepublicanStrikes Section 6 of the bill to allow Sheltered Workshops to continue operating. Submitted
5Version 1Fitzpatrick (PA)RepublicanExtends exemption to businesses that employ individuals that are 18 years of age or younger.Submitted
6Version 1Peters (CA), O'Halleran (AZ), Davis, Rodney (IL), Murphy (FL), Riggleman (VA), Hern (OK), Cuellar (TX), Gottheimer (NJ)Bi-PartisanPrevents discrimination of wage increases for employees who work at franchise businesses. Applies where a state or municipal government has decided to increase the minimum wage. Submitted
7Version 2Rooney (FL), Cuellar (TX)Bi-PartisanRevised Establishes a federal minimum wage that is indexed based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) Research Series. Adds option for state or regional governments to adopt the federal minimum wage indexed to state or local purchasing power by using Bureau of Economic Analysis regional price parity.Revised
8Version 1Brown (MD), Cuellar (TX)DemocratExtends the exemption for amusement or recreational establishments who employ 14 and 15-year-old to Memorial Day through Labor Day.Submitted
9Version 1Smucker (PA), Cuellar (TX)Bi-PartisanProhibits any state or locality from adopting a law establishing a minimum wage that exempts employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement.Submitted
10Version 1Wright (TX)RepublicanH.R. 582 will not go into effect if GAO concludes the bill will cause job losses of 500,000 or more due to automation.Submitted
11Version 1Cline (VA), Cuellar (TX)Bi-PartisanNo prospective increase in the minimum wage will take effect if national unemployment increases significantly in the prior 12 months.Submitted
12Version 1Allen (GA), Cuellar (TX)Bi-PartisanProhibits minimum wage increases unless the unemployment rate for workers aged 16 – 24 is below 8 percent during each of the prior 12 months.Submitted
13Version 1Roe (TN), Cuellar (TX)Bi-PartisanInstructs GAO to study the effect of this legislation on regions of the country with lower costs of living, such as rural areas, and prevents the legislation from going into effect if GAO finds it will result in the loss of 200,000 or more jobs in these areas.Submitted
14Version 1Van Drew (NJ), Pappas (NH), Cuellar (TX), Gottheimer (NJ), Fletcher (TX)DemocratIncreases the tipped credit from $2.13 an hour to $5.50 an hour over a period of six years.Submitted
15Version 1Van Drew (NJ), Cuellar (TX)DemocratIncreases the minimum wage for seasonal workers to $15 an hour over a period of ten years.Submitted
16Version 1Van Drew (NJ), Cuellar (TX)DemocratDefines a small business as one with five employees or fewer and increases the minimum wage for such employees to $15 an hour over a period of ten years.Submitted
17Version 1Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Modifies the period over which the $15 minimum wage phases (in under 6(a)(1)) from 10/1/2024 to 10/1/2025.Considered as Adopted
18Version 1Van Drew (NJ), Cuellar (TX)DemocratIncreases the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour over a period of ten years.Submitted
19Version 1Schrader (OR), Horn (OK), Cuellar (TX)DemocratSUBSTITUTE Replaces the underlying bill with H.R. 2080 which increases the minimum wage on a regional basis based on MSA data and phases it in.Submitted
20Version 1Arrington (TX)RepublicanChanges the bill's title to the "Raise the Burden on Small Businesses and Supersize Unemployment Act."Submitted
21Version 1Van Drew (NJ), Cuellar (TX)DemocratPrevents a scheduled increase from taking effect if the unemployment rate is higher than 10 percent for one year or if monthly job growth is negative for one year.Submitted
22Version 1Van Drew (NJ), Cuellar (TX)DemocratStrikes section 4, which applies to newly hired employees who are less than 20 years old. Submitted
23Version 1Schneider (IL)DemocratAllows non-profit institutions that currently hold 14(c) subminimum wage certificates to continue offering 14(c) wages to individuals who have “substantial intellectual or developmental disability” as defined by individuals who would qualify for institutional care under the Social Security Act Sec. 1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(VI).Submitted
24Version 1Ferguson (GA)RepublicanProvides an exemption for rural America from the minimum wage formula used in H.R.582, for geographic areas with a population of fewer than 50,000 people. Submitted
25Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that uncontrolled and illegal immigration suppresses the wages of U.S. citizens in their own nation. Submitted
26Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanRequires a GAO report on the impact of current uncontrolled and illegal immigration on the wages of U.S. citizens, including an estimate of the number illegal immigrants currently in the U.S., as well as an estimate of total lost wages to U.S. citizens based on illegal immigration. Submitted
27Version 1Cuellar (TX)DemocratExtends the phase in period of a $15 minimum wage to 2029, provides a two-year extension for small businesses to comply with a $15 minimum wage, keeps the current alternative minimum wage for tipped works, and provides a tax credit to small businesses of up to $120,000 annually. Submitted
28Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanStrikes Section 4 and reform the base minimum wage for newly hired employees under 20 years old to create an “entry-level minimum wage” for workers with less than one year of work experience. This wage is set at $7.25 an hour for one year, after which the entry-level wage will be set every five years by the Secretary of Labor based on the labor market.Submitted
29Version 1Van Drew (NJ)DemocratExpands existing incentives to encourage employers to hire and retain employees with disabilities.Submitted
30Version 1Davis, Rodney (IL)RepublicanExempts individuals who are currently eligible for Federal financial aid such as subsidized loans or Pell Grants from becoming ineligible due to an increase in income because of this Act.Submitted
31Version 4Langevin (RI)DemocratRevised Requires a GAO report on best practices to ensure individuals with disabilities transition successfully from 14(c) positions to competitive, integrated employment. Revised
32Version 1Fletcher (TX), Allred (TX)DemocratKeeps the base minimum wage for newly hired employees at $4.25 an hour for those under the age of 18. Submitted