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Weekly Legislative Update: April 29-May 3, 2019

Child Protection

S. 1264—Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)/Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (5/1/19)—A bill to deny federal retirement benefits to individuals convicted of child sex abuse.

H.R. 2480—Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA)/Education and Labor (5/2/19)—A bill to reauthorize the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, and for other purposes.

Education

H.R. 2421—Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI)/Education and Labor (4/30/19)—A bill to ensure that certain incidents involving a covered employee that are reported to the Title IX coordinator at an eligible institution of higher education have been reviewed by the president of the institution and not less than one additional member of the institution’s board of trustees, and for other purposes.

Health

H.R. 2403—Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)/Transportation and Infrastructure (4/30/19)—A bill to require agencies to ensure that menstrual hygiene products are stocked in, and available free of charge in, restrooms in public buildings, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2428—Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)/Energy and Commerce (5/1/19)—A bill to prohibit group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage from imposing cost-sharing requirements or treatment limitations with respect to diagnostic examinations for breast cancer that are less favorable than such requirements with respect to screening examinations for breast cancer.

Judiciary

H. Res. 354—Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI)/Judiciary (5/3/19)—A resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, providing for women’s suffrage, to the Constitution of the United States.

Military

H.R. 2388—Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL)/Armed Services; Rules (4/29/19)—A bill to amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice to eliminate the statute of limitations for child abuse offenses, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

S. 1235—Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (4/30/19)—A bill to require the secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, giving women in the United States the right to vote.

H.R. 2423—Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)/Financial Services (4/30/19)—A bill to require the secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, giving women in the United States the right to vote.

S. 1272—Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)/Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (5/1/19)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls, Rhode Island, as the “Elizabeth Buffum Chace Post Office.”

H.R. 2451—Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)/Oversight and Reform (5/1/19)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls, Rhode Island, as the “Elizabeth Buffum Chace Post Office.”

STEM

S. 1299—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/1/19)—A bill to provide grants to local educational agencies to encourage girls and underrepresented minorities to pursue studies and careers in STEM fields.

Tax Policy

H.R. 2461—Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN)/Ways and Means (5/1/19)—A bill to allow a refundable credit with respect to any stillborn child of a taxpayer.

Violence Against Women

S. Res. 178—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Judiciary (4/30/19)—A resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

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