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Amodei Votes Against Legislation to Undo Protections for Older Workers

January 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:Logan Tucker, 202-225-6155

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Mark Amodei (NV-02) released the following statement today after voting against H.R. 1230, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act:

“Americans age 40 or older are already protected from age discrimination in the workplace under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Not only do I believe discrimination in any environment is unacceptable, but as a working older American myself, I understand the need to protect workers against age discrimination in the workplace. However, expanding litigation avenues through mixed-motive factors is not the answer. Doing so will eliminate decades of judicial precedent and carefully-balanced standards and lead to more frivolous lawsuits that will ultimately harm workers, small businesses, and the overall economy. I voted against H.R. 1230 because despite the bill’s misleading title, this legislation will actually create unintended consequences for American workers by distracting from genuine efforts to prevent age discrimination in the workplace.”