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Congressional Schedule: December 9-13, 2019

Floor Action:

Military- This week, the House may consider the conference report for S. 1790, the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

Small Business- On Monday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 4727, the Department of Homeland Security Mentor-Protégé Program Act.

STEM- On Monday, the House also is scheduled to consider S. 737, the Building Blocks of STEM Act.

Mark-Ups:

Child Protection- On Thursday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will mark up several bills, including S. 2971, a bill to amend and reauthorize the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, and S. 2683, the Child Care Protection and Improvement Act.

Employment- On Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 5322, the Ensuring Diversity in Community Banking Act.

International- On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will mark up several pieces of legislation, including S. Res. 142, a resolution condemning the Philippines for its continued detainment of Senator Leila De Lima and calling for her immediate release, and S. Res. 260, a resolution recognizing the importance of sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting the commitment of the United States Agency for International Development to global nutrition through the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy.

Miscellaneous- Also on Wednesday, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will mark up several bills, including, S. 2381, the Traveling Parents Screening Consistency Act, and S. 2638, the Friendly Airports for Mothers Improvement Act.

Violence Against Women- On Wednesday, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee will mark up S. 1853, the Bridging Agency Data Gaps and Ensuring Safety (BADGES) for Native Communities Act, which includes provisions to address the issue of missing or murdered Native Americans.

Hearings:

Employment- On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Reform will hold a hearing, “Examining the Need for Comprehensive National Paid Family and Medical Leave.”

Health- On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy will hold a hearing, “Examining Carcinogens in Talc and the Best Methods for Asbestos Detection.”

Human Trafficking- On Wednesday, the House Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process will hold a hearing, “Solving an Epidemic: Addressing Human Trafficking Around Major Events Like the Super Bowl and the Need for Cross-Jurisdictional Solutions.”

International- On Tuesday, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture will hold a hearing, “The Implementation of Farm Bill International Food Assistance and Development Programs.”

Military- Also on Tuesday, the House Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel will hold a hearing, “Diversity in Recruiting and Retention: Increasing Diversity in the Military – What the Military Services are Doing.”

On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties will hold a hearing, “Righting the Ship: The Coast Guard Must Improve its Processes for Addressing Harassment, Bullying, and Retaliation.”

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