Today, the House of Representatives passed S.J. Res. 13, a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval of a Trump-era Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) rule on conciliation of claims of employment discrimination. The Trump rule aimed to divert the EEOC’s already limited resources, undermine its investigative obligations, bolster unbalanced employer-employee power dynamics, and deter employees’ reporting of discrimination.
The House passage of S.J. Res. 13 is a crucial step toward dismantling systemic discrimination, and Congress must continue to enact legislation that ultimately redistributes power to workers, incentivizes employers to prioritize equity, and empowers enforcement agencies to proactively address harmful discrimination in the workplace.