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Jul 30, 2008

Summary and Text of Amendments for H.R. 1338 Paycheck Fairness Act

Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for

H.R. 1338 - Paycheck Fairness Act

Listed in Alphabetical Order

July 30, 2008 1:16 PM

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Altmire (PA)


Would delay the effective date of the bill by six months from the time of enactment. The amendment requires the Department of Labor to education small businesses about what is required under law and assist them with compliance.

Bean (IL)


Would strike Section 3(b), "Application of Provisions," from the bill.

Blunt (MO)


Would amend Section 211 of the Clean Air Act, regarding removing fuel blend requirements.

Cazayoux  (LA)


(REVISED)  Would clarify that nothing in the Paycheck Fairness Act would affect the obligation of employers and employees to fully comply with all the applicable immigration laws.

Flake (AZ)


Would prohibit  the grant program created by the Paycheck Fairness Act from being used for Congressional earmarks.

Giffords (AZ)


(REVISED)  Would clarify that a plaintiff must show intent (malice or reckless indifference) to recover punitive damages.

Hensarling (TX)


Would repeal Section 526 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, regarding procurement of alternative fuels.

Jackson-Lee (TX)


(WITHDRAWN)  Would extend the grant program on negotiation skills training for girls and women to minorities.

McMorris (WA)


Would extend to private-sector employees the right to elect, at the employee’s discretion, to be compensated for overtime hours worked in paid time off (at a rate of time-and-a-half) rather than cash wages.

Myrick (NC)


Would add a new title, comprising of the text of H.R. 6108, regarding energy resources development.

Pitts (PA)


Adds a new title, comprised of the text of H.R. 2279, which would required the President to open at least three closed military installations for the purpose of siting new oil refineries.

Price, Tom (GA)


Would provide that a "reasonable" attorney’s fee under the Fair Labor Standards Act shall not exceed an amount in excess of $2,000 per hour.

Price, Tom (GA)


Would direct the Secretary of Labor to study and report back to Congress within 90 days the effect of the Equal Pay Act amendments contained in the bill (section 3) on employers’ ability to recruit and hire employees regardless of gender; the effective date of these amendments is delayed pending the Secretary’s report.  If the Secretary finds that these amendments are likely to significantly hinder employers’ ability to hire and recruit employees regardless of gender, they do not go into effect.

Roskam (IL)


Would amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to authorize the Secretary of Energy to enter into loan agreements with coal-to-liquid projects.

Thornberry (TX)


Would add a new title to create a competitive leasing program in parts of Alaska and remove the congressional moratoria on drilling in the outer continental shelf.

Young, Don (AK)


Would add a new title to allow for drilling of ANWR.