US Representative. Rashida Tlaib Weekly Roundup
January 23, 2020
DETROIT – Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) has returned to her district after achieving the following victories on behalf of her residents this week:
Rep. Tlaib’s amendment to the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act was successfully adopted by the House. The amendment requires the United States Commission on Civil Rights to submit analysis and review within five years on the status of mixed motive age discrimination in employment claims made against federal agencies. This amendment will help to protect federal employees and those wishing to become federal employees from age discrimination.
The full Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 261-155. As many residents older in age attempt to find and keep work, this bill levels the playing field for older workers and restores their rights to fight back against age discrimination.
Congresswoman Tlaib also called on the EPA for additional assistance and investigation after potentially hazardous materials were discovered in a building in her district. This building is owned by Gary Sayers, the property owner responsible for the toxic green ooze seen seeping out onto Interstate 696 in Oakland County.
This call for additional federal help comes a month after Rep. Tlaib requested information from both the EPA and Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) regarding the collapse of a dock along the Detroit River at a contaminated site owned and operated by other corporate polluters.
“The residents of the 13th Congressional District sent me to Washington, D.C. to bring their voices and concerns into the halls of Congress,” said Congresswoman Tlaib. “From environmental justice to protecting them from discrimination, we are hard at work on their behalf.”
Congresswoman Tlaib will be in the 13th Congressional District for the next several days for a district work period where she will participate in various events honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and connect face to face with constituents.