Tomorrow: Member Roundtable on Automation and the Future of Work: Federal Policy Responses

A growing number of business leaders and experts are warning that emerging automation and artificial intelligence technologies will transform the future of work, disrupting labor markets, possibly displacing large numbers of workers.  Some estimate tens
of millions of jobs being lost in the U.S. and hundreds of millions worldwide.[1]  One widely cited Oxford University study estimates that 47% of U.S. jobs are at risk for being automated by 2033.[2]  Analysts predict that those workers who can least afford
it are going to be hardest hit by job losses.  An Obama White House study found that, “the jobs that are threatened by automation are highly concentrated among lower-paid, lower-skilled, and less-educated workers.”[3]  A study by the Joint Center for Political
& Economic Studies shows that workers of color are disproportionately at-risk, finding that, “Over 31 percent of Latino workers and 27 percent of African American workers are concentrated in just 30 occupations at high-risk to automation.”[4]

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COSPONSOR THE TITLE VIII NURSING WORKFORCE REAUTHORIZATION ACT

Sending Office: Honorable Tulsi Gabbard Sent By: Peyton.Weber@mail.house.gov         Request for Cosponsor(s) Current Cosponsors: Joyce*, Matsui*, Davis*, Bonamici*, Meehan*, Castor*, Gabbard*, Walz, Lipinski, Blumenauer, Loebsack, Eshoo, David Young, DeFazio, Higgins, Jackson Lee, Garamendi, Don Young, Pocan, Napolitano, Capuano, Roybal-Allard, Engel, Jenkins, McKinley, Murphy, Shea-Porter, Courtney, Beatty, Takano, Pingree, Yarmuth, Rogers, Delaney, Aguilar, […]

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SUPPORT THE FEDERAL WORKFORCE BY ENACTING PAID PARENTAL LEAVE

I invite you to be a cosponsor of H.R. 6275,To provide that the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a Federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes. This legislation would provide 12 weeks of paid
parental leave for federal employees.  This would be an important step in strengthening the federal workforce and making it more competitive with the private sector.

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Protect Small Businesses, Cosponsor H.R. 3956 – the STARS Act

With all small employers do to keep their businesses running, the last thing they need is confusion stemming from regulations and the tax code. The complex rules implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) shared responsibility provision, also known as
the employer mandate, exemplify the difficulty imposed on small businesses. Largely designed with traditional jobs in mind, the ACA’s employer provisions fail to account for the exceptional circumstances of employers with highly seasonal workforces. Though
the Treasury Department attempted to remedy these issues through regulation, the resulting rules are confusing and create unnecessary obstacles to compliance for small, seasonal employers.

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Cosponsor H.R. 2315 – To posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Benghazi Heroes in Recognition of Their Contributions to the Nation

In recognition of distinguished acts of bravery, leadership, and achievement that have an enduring impact on American history, Congress is authorized to bestow its highest civilian honor – the Congressional Gold Medal – on individuals whose contributions and
service to our nation stand as a testament to our founding principles. 

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