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For Immediate Release: 
June 10, 2021
Dear Colleague:
 
The House has had a productive three weeks, with Members attending Committee hearings and markups during the two Committee Work Weeks to prepare critical legislation for the Floor, and one District Work Period week for Members to engage directly with constituents.  Through the remainder of June, the House will meet to consider bills addressing key priorities for economic growth and equity in access to opportunities.  
 
The House will consider two important bills under a rule during the week of June 14.  We will take up H.R. 1187, the Corporate Governance Improvement and Investor Protection Act.  This legislation will require the disclosure of key environmental, social, and governance metrics to shareholders of public companies so that corporations can be held accountable for their decision-making relating to equity, justice, and public health.  Also next week, the House will consider H.R. 256, Rep. Lee’s legislation to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Iraq.  Congress enacted this authorization nineteen years ago for an action against the regime of Saddam Hussein.  It is not needed for any current operations, including in Iraq.  Ongoing activities are conducted under the 2001 AUMF, which authorizes force against certain terrorist groups.  Repeal of this unnecessary authority is long overdue.
 
During the week of June 22, the House will vote on three resolutions of disapproval to reverse regulatory actions made under the prior administration.  All three – S.J. Res. 13, S.J. Res. 14, and S.J. Res. 15 – have been passed by the Senate.  S.J. Res. 13 would reverse the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s rule that had obscured information about the factual and legal basis the Commission used to make determinations on discriminatory practices.  S.J. Res. 14 overturns the prior administration’s Environmental Protection Agency rule that removed protections from dangerous methane emissions that exacerbate the climate crisis.  In order to rein in predatory lenders and ‘rent-a-bank’ schemes, S.J. Res. 15 would overturn a rule by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and allow states once again to regulate these lenders and protect consumers.  
 
The week of June 28 will see the House vote on H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, to grow our economy and create good jobs for American workers by modernizing our nation’s roads, bridges, rail, and transit.  I want to thank Chairman DeFazio and Members on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for their bipartisan markup this week of this legislation.  
 
Also in June, the House will consider bipartisan legislation to protect older workers against discrimination.  We will vote on H.R. 2062, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, to make it easier for those who have suffered age discrimination in the workplace to file a complaint and seek redress.   This bill has more than a dozen Republican cosponsors and received bipartisan support in committee.  Furthermore, this work period will take up H.R. 2662, the Inspectors General Independence & Empowerment Act.  This legislation, sorely needed in the wake of the prior administration’s assault on rule of law and independent oversight, would strengthen the independence of inspectors general and protect their ability to investigate abuses at federal agencies.  I am proud to join Chairwoman Maloney as an original cosponsor and to bring it to the Floor this month.  
 
The Democratic House Majority will continue to push forward with our agenda of economic opportunity, equal justice, and protecting Americans from threats at home and abroad.  Throughout June, we will advance legislation that furthers these goals while renewing Americans’ faith in government to serve them and in Congress to be an instrument of progress.  I want to thank all of you for your hard work in this common effort, and I look forward to this next work period as a chance to keep demonstrating to our constituents the value of having a House Majority that works For the People. 
 
Sincerely,
 

STENY H. HOYER
House Majority Leader