FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019                                                                                                           

House Meets At… Votes Predicted At…
9:00 a.m. Legislative Business

Five “One Minutes” Per Side

First/ Last Votes  10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 

ANY ANTICIPATED MEMBER ABSENCES FOR VOTES TODAY SHOULD BE REPORTED

IMMEDIATELY TO THE OFFICE OF THE MAJORITY WHIP AT 6-3210.

Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Under a Rule (1 bill):

  1. H.R. 1423 – FAIR Act (Rep. Johnson (GA) – Judiciary)

This bill prohibits the enforcement of mandatory, pre-dispute arbitration (“forced arbitration”) provisions in contracts involving consumer, employment, antitrust, and civil rights disputes.

Click here for a fact sheet from the House Judiciary Committee.

The Rule, which was adopted on Wednesday, provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Jordan Amendment

Strikes from the bill a safe harbor for collectively bargained agreements.

Fletcher Amendment

Clarifies that nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit the use of arbitration on a voluntary basis when consent is given after the dispute arises.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on.”

Julia Alvarez