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Weekly Legislative Update: April 4, 2022

Congressional Schedule: April 4-8, 2022

Floor Action: 
 
The House and Senate are in session this week. 
 
Health– On Monday, the House will consider several bills, including H.R. 1218, the Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act. 
 
International– Also on Monday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 5497, the Burma Unified through Rigorous Military Accountability (BURMA) Act. The measure contains provisions relating to gender-based violence and women in government and peacebuilding operations. 
 
Mark-Ups: 

Veterans- On Wednesday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will mark up several bills including, H.R. 5738, the Lactation Spaces for Veteran Moms Act; H.R. 6961, the Dignity for Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Survivors Act; H.R. 2724, the VA Peer Support Enhancement for MST Survivors Act; and H.R. 6064, the VA & National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Agreement for MST. 

Women’s History– Also on Wednesday, the House Oversight and Reform Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 6039, a bill to designate the Harriet Tubman Post Office Building, and H.R. 6614, a bill to designate the Rosa Louise McCauley Post Office Building. 
 
Hearings:  
 
Health– On Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing, “Communities in Need: Legislation to Support Mental Health and Well-Being,” which will include discussion of several bills, including H.R. 7073, the “Into the Light for Maternal Mental Health Act.” 
 
Human Trafficking– On Thursday, the Senate Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe will hold a hearing to examine protecting Ukrainian refugees from human trafficking. 


Bills Introduced: March 28-April 1, 2022 

Child Protection 
 
S. 3951—Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)/Judiciary (3/29/22)—A bill to establish appropriate penalties for possession of child pornography, and for other purposes. 
 
H.R. 7263—Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO)/Judiciary (3/29/22)—A bill to establish appropriate penalties for possession of child pornography, and for other purposes. 
 
Education 
 
H.R. 7294—Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA)/Education and Labor (3/30/22)—A bill to require public institutions of higher education to disseminate information on the rights of, and accommodations and resources for, pregnant students, and for other purposes. 
 
Health 
 
H.R. 7249—Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (3/28/22)—A bill to provide education and training on eating disorders for health care providers and communities, and for other purposes. 
 
S. 3972—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/31/22)—A bill to improve research and data collection on stillbirths, and for other purposes. 
 
H.R. 7358—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Energy and Commerce (4/1/22)—A bill to apply the exempt infant formula requirements to certain human donor milk, and for other purposes. 
 
Human Trafficking 
 
S. 3946—Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)/Judiciary (3/29/22)—A bill to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017, and for other purposes. 
 
S. 3949—Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)/Judiciary (3/29/22)—A bill to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes. 
 
International 
 
S. 3938—Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)/Foreign Relations (3/28/22)—A bill to reauthorize the READ [Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development] Act. 
 
H.R. 7240—Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)/Foreign Affairs (3/28/22)—A bill to reauthorize the READ [Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development] Act. 
 
Miscellaneous 
 
S. Res. 562—Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)/Considered and agreed to (3/29/22)—A resolution designating March 24, 2022, as “National Women in Agriculture Day.” 
 
Reproductive Health 
 
S. Res. 560—Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)/Judiciary (3/29/22)—A resolution recognizing the significance of endometriosis as an unmet chronic disease for women and designating March 2022 as “Endometriosis Awareness Month.” 
 
Sports 
 
H. Res. 1014—Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV)/Education and Labor (3/29/22)—A resolution congratulating the Glenville State University women’s basketball team for winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Women’s Basketball Championship at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama. 
 
H.R. 7336—Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY)/Education and Labor (3/31/22)—A bill to establish a Gender Equity in College Sports Commission. 
 
STEM 
 
H.R. 7251—Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA)/Education and Labor (3/28/22)—A bill to provide grants to eligible local educational agencies to encourage female students to pursue studies and careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. 
 
Veterans 
 
H.R. 7315—Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)/Veterans’ Affairs (3/31/22)—A bill to require the secretary of Veterans Affairs to formally recognize caregivers of veterans, notify veterans and caregivers of clinical determinations relating to eligibility for caregiver programs, and temporarily extend benefits for veterans who are determined ineligible for the family caregiver program, and for other purposes.  
 
H.R. 7335—Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA)/Veterans’ Affairs (3/31/22)—A bill to improve coordination between the Veterans Health Administration and the Veterans Benefits Administration with respect to claims for compensation arising from military sexual trauma, and for other purposes.   
 
Violence Against Women 
 
S. 3963—Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/30/22)—A bill to protect survivors from brain injury by authorizing the secretary of Health and Human Services to collect data on the prevalence of brain injuries resulting from domestic and sexual violence. 
 
H.R. 7301—Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ)/Energy and Commerce (3/30/22)—A bill to protect survivors from brain injury by authorizing the secretary of Health and Human Services to collect data on the prevalence of brain injuries resulting from domestic and sexual violence. 
 
Women’s History 
 
H. Res. 1008—Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA)/Oversight and Reform (3/28/22)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Women’s History Month. 
 
H.R. 7319—Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC)/Oversight and Reform (3/31/22)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 33 Coxe Avenue, in Asheville, North Carolina, as the “Dorothy Hansine Andersen Post Office.” 

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