Ahead of the vote, ABC National issued a key vote NO letter to the House in strong opposition of the PRO Act (H.R. 842). In addition, the ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and 248 organizations sent a letter to Congress opposing the PRO Act.
The bill is now stalled in the U.S. Senate, where it is currently subject to a 60-vote threshold. 47 Democratic Senators have already pledged to support the PRO Act (S. 420). Only three moderate Democrats in the Senate have not yet signed on to support the bill: Mark Kelly (Ariz.), Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), and Mark Warner (Va.). Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has vowed to bring this concerning legislation to floor once it reaches 50 cosponsors.
It is critical that members continue to contact their senators to urge their opposition to the bill.
The PRO Act is one of Democrats’ top priorities, and after maintaining their majority in the House and taking back control of the Senate and White House last November, this bill could become law.
On March 8, the Biden administration released a statement strongly encouraging the House to pass the PRO Act. Additionally, when he introduced The American Jobs Plan on March 31, President Biden again called on Congress to pass the ABC-opposed PRO Act.
The PRO Act would enact harmful policy changes that would eliminate right-to-work protections in 27 states, violate employees’ privacy, upend the business community and negatively impact the economy.
Now more than ever, the nation needs resilient voices in Washington to stand up for worker protections, safeguard state right-to-work laws and reject regressive policies amid COVID-19 recovery efforts.
Support free enterprise, our nation’s small businesses and hardworking Americans. Tell your Senators and President Biden you say NO to the PRO Act today.
Learn more about the dangerous PRO Act at FreeEnterpriseAlliance.org/proact.