Floor Action Appropriations— On August 1, the Senate passed, 92-6, H.R. 6147, a “minibus” bill containing the FY2019 Financial Services and General Government; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Related Agencies spending bills. The House passed its...
· Family Planning/Reproductive Health
· Small Business/Entrepreneurship
· Violence Against Women
Employment S. 3345—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Finance (8/1/18)—A bill to provide paid parental leave benefits to parents following the birth or adoption of a child. Health S. Res. 605—Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)/Judiciary (8/1/18)—A resolution designating the first week in August as “World Breastfeeding Week,” and designating August as “National Breastfeeding Month.” International H.R. 6651—Rep. Chris Smith...
Floor Action Military— On July 26, the House approved, 359-54, the conference report for H.R. 5515, the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House approved its version of the NDAA on May 24 (see The Source, 5/25/18); the Senate approved its version on June 18 (see The Source, 6/22/18). The conference report resolves differences...
· Family Support
· Violence Against Women
Abortion H.R. 6613—Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC)/Energy and Commerce (7/26/18)—A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to condition receipt of grants and contracts under such title on compliance with abortion prohibition. Child Protection H.R. 6595—Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)/Judiciary (7/26/18)—A bill to impose certain additional requirements on aliens who are required to register as sex...
Employment H.R. 6406—Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)/Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means; Financial Services; House Administration; Oversight and Government Reform; Judiciary (7/17/18)—A bill to deter, prevent, reduce, and respond to harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and harassment based on protected categories; and to modify the tax treatment of amounts related to...
Health H.R. 6315—Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (7/6/18)—A bill to provide women with increased access to preventive and life-saving cancer screening. Immigration H.Res. 987—Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)/Judiciary (7/11/18)—A resolution condemning the attorney general’s decision in “Matter of A-B-” seeking to declare domestic violence and gang violence as invalid grounds for seeking asylum. STEM H.Res....
Child Protection S. 3170—Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)/Judiciary (6/28/18)—A bill to make certain changes to the reporting requirement of certain service providers regarding child sexual exploitation visual depictions, and for other purposes. Employment H.R. 6275—Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA)/Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration (6/28/18)—A bill to provide that the 12 weeks of parental leave made available...