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Weekly Legislative Update: April 11, 2022

Congressional Schedule: April 11-15, 2022 

Floor Action: 
The House and Senate are in recess until the week of April 25. 

Bills Introduced: April 4-8, 2022 

Child Care 
H. Res. 1036—Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)/Education and Labor (4/06/22)—A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that all young children and families should have access to high-quality, affordable child care and early education. 
S. Res. 590—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/7/22)—A resolution recognizing the designation of the week of April 11 through April 17, 2022, as the fifth annual “Black Maternal Health Week” to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the United States and the importance of reducing maternal mortality and morbidity among Black women and birthing persons. 
H.R. 7475—Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)/Energy and Commerce (4/7/22)—A bill to provide coverage under the Medicaid program for services provided by doulas and midwives, and for other purposes. 

S. Res. 589—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Foreign Relations (4/7/22)—A resolution recognizing, honoring, and commending the women of Ukraine who have contributed to the fight for freedom and the defense of Ukraine. 
H.R. 7394—Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)/Judiciary; Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce (4/5/22)—A bill to provide for improvements in the treatment of women in the criminal justice system. 
S. 4070—Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)/Considered and agreed to (4/7/22)—A bill to designate the National Air Grant Fellowship Program as the “Samya Rose Stumo National Air Grant Fellowship Program.” 
S. Res. 584—Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)/Judiciary (4/7/22)—A resolution congratulating Miss Emma Broyles of Alaska for being crowned Miss America 2022. 
H. Res. 1030—Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)/Armed Services; Veterans; Affairs (4/5/22)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of the week of September 18 through September 24, 2022, as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Week.” 
H.R. 7444—Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD)/Armed Services (4/07/22)—A bill to provide for diversity and inclusion reporting requirements for certain Department of Defense contractors, and for other purposes. 
Tax Policy 
S. 3993—Sen. Catherine Cortez (D-NV)/Finance (4/05/22)—A bill to allow penalty-free withdrawals from retirement plans for domestic abuse victims. 
Violence Against Women  
S. Res. 581—Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)/Considered and agreed to (4/06/22)—A resolution supporting the designation of the week of April 24 through April 30, 2022, as “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.” 
Women’s History 
S. 4031—Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)/Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (4/7/22)—A bill to award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Henrietta Lacks, in recognition of her immortal cells which have made invaluable contributions to global health, scientific research, our quality of life, and patients’ rights. 
S. Res. 585—Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ)/Judiciary (4/7/22)—A resolution honoring the life, achievements, and legacy of the Honorable Madeleine K. Albright. 
H. Res. 1050—Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)/Oversight and Reform (4/7/22)—A resolution addressing the hardships and disparities faced by Black women in order to encourage more inclusive policymaking. 

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