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Weekly Legislative Update: April 25, 2022

Congressional Schedule: April 25-29, 2022

Floor Action: 
 
The House and Senate are in session this week. 
  
International- On Wednesday, the House will consider H.R. 4693, the Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act of 2021, which includes provisions targeting resources and nutrition interventions to vulnerable populations, including pregnant and lactating women.

Small Business- On Tuesday, the House will consider H.R. 6441, the Women’s Business Centers Improvement Act of 2022. 
 
Hearings: 
 
Child Care- On Tuesday, the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy will hold a hearing, “Child Care and Other Policy Tools to Combat Bottlenecks and Inflation.” 
 
Employment- On Wednesday, the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services will hold a hearing, “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.” 
  
Human Trafficking- On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hold a hearing, “Oversight of Federal Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking.” 
  
Veterans- On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies will hold a hearing, “Meeting Veterans’ Full Needs: Update on Women’s Health, Mental Health, Homelessness, and Other Programs.” 


Bills Introduced: April 18-22, 2022

Health

H.R.7558—Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)/Judiciary; Oversight and Reform (4/21/22)—A bill to exempt breastfeeding women from jury duty, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 7565—Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)/Energy and Commerce (4/21/22)—A bill to continue to fund the IMPROVE [Implementing a Maternal Health and Pregnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone] Initiative through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and for other purposes.  
 
Human Trafficking

H.R. 7546—Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Judiciary (4/21/22)—A bill to increase the punishment for human trafficking in a school zone, and for other purposes. 
 
Military  

H.R. 7560—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Armed Services (4/21/22)—A bill to provide for the independent investigation and prosecution of sexual harassment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and for other purposes. 

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