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Weekly Legislative Update: April 18, 2022

Congressional Schedule: April 18-22, 2022

Floor Action:

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


Bills Introduced: April 11-15, 2022 

Education

H.R. 7492—Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX)/Education and Labor; Judiciary (4/11/22)—A bill to prohibit the Department of Education from punishing states, local educational agencies, or elementary schools for failure to implement or carry out certain federal policies relating to sex education in elementary schools, and for other purposes.

Employment

H.R. 7489—Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA)/Education and Labor (4/11/22)—A bill to provide employees with a minimum of two consecutive hours of paid leave in order to vote in federal elections.

Health

H. Res. 1051—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure; Education and Labor; Judiciary; Natural Resources; Agriculture; Veterans’ Affairs (4/11/22)—A resolution expressing support for 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.

International

H. Res. 1057—Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)/Foreign Affairs (4/14/22)—A resolution condemning the rape and assault of women by Russian forces in the occupied area of Bucha, Ukraine, and calling on Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation to remove all Russian forces from Ukraine, and to cease all hostilities, protect human rights, and allow the free flow of aid.

Veterans

H.R. 7508—Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL)/Veterans’ Affairs (4/14/22)—A bill to authorize the secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a program for the recruitment, retention, and training of providers of specialty care for women veterans, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

H. Res. 1055—Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)/Judiciary (4/14/22)—A resolution supporting the designation of April 24 through April 30, 2022, as “National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.”

Women’s History

H. Res. 1056—Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX)/Oversight and Reform (4/14/22)—A resolution supporting the designation of April 10 as “Dolores Huerta Day,” in honor of the accomplishments and legacy of Dolores Huerta.

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