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Weekly Legislative Update: August 10, 2020

Congressional Schedule: August 10-14, 2020

The Senate is in session this week.

The House is in recess until further notice.

Bills Introduced: August 3 – August 7

Family Support

H.R. 7933—Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI)/Education and Labor (8/4/20)—A bill to establish a task force on supplemental foods delivery in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and for other purposes.
 
S. 4447—Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (8/5/20)—A bill to amend the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to temporarily modify child nutrition programs due to COVID-19, and for other purposes. 
 
H.R. 7947—Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)/Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce (8/7/20)—A bill to provide additional temporary supports and flexibilities for older foster youth, grandparents, and other kinship families, home visiting for pregnant and parenting families, and other child welfare services, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
H.R. 7950—Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY)/Financial Services (8/7/20)—A bill to provide emergency relief to youth, children, and families experiencing homelessness, in light of the health and economic consequences of COVID-19.
 
Human Trafficking
 
S. 4478—Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Foreign Relations (8/6/20)—A bill to ensure adequate time for the preparation of the annual Trafficking in Persons Report and to require the timely provision of information to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and the Bureau of Diplomatic Security of the Department of State regarding the number and location of visa denials based on grounds related to human trafficking.
 
Miscellaneous
 
H.R. 7970—Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA)/Oversight and Reform (8/7/20)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 183 San Geronimo Valley Drive in Woodacre, California, as the “Marylu Giddings Post Office.”
 
Reproductive Health 
 
S. 4397—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Health, Education, Labor, Pensions (8/3/20)—A bill to provide for research and education with respect to uterine fibroids, and for other purposes.
 
S.Res. 670—Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (8/6/20)—A resolution recognizing the seriousness of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of September 2020 as “PCOS Awareness Month.”
 
Violence Against Women
 
H.R. 7930—Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT)/Judiciary (8/4/20)—A bill to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving firearms, and for other purposes.
 
S. 4443—Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Judiciary (8/5/20)—A bill to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving firearms, and for other purposes. 
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