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Weekly Legislative Update: August 15, 2022

Congressional Schedule: August 15-19, 2022 

Floor Action: 

The House and Senate are in recess until September 6.  

Bills Introduced: August 8-12, 2022 

Civil Rights 

H.R. 8702—Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA)/Energy and Commerce (8/12/22)—A bill to prohibit the implementation of the proposed rule entitled “Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities.” The proposed rule would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex and other characteristics in certain health programs.  

Employment 

H.R. 8690—Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI)/Education and Labor (8/9/22)—A bill to amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to extend protection to additional employees. 

Health 

H.R. 8695—Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA)/Homeland Security (8/9/22)—A bill to require hygienic handling of breast milk and baby formula by security screening personnel of the Transportation Security Administration and personnel of private security companies providing security screening, and for other purposes. 

Human Trafficking  

H.R. 8684—Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)/Judiciary (8/9/22)—A bill to extend by 19 days the authorization for the special assessment for the Domestic Trafficking Victims’ Fund. 

International 

H.R. 8695—Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)/Judiciary (8/9/22)—A bill to provide support for nationals of Afghanistan who supported the United States mission in Afghanistan, adequate vetting for parolees from Afghanistan, adjustment of status for certain nationals of Afghanistan, and special immigrant status for at-risk Afghan allies and relatives of certain members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes. The bill would expand Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) eligibility, including for members of the Female Tactical Teams of Afghanistan.  

Violence Against Women 

H. Res. 1317—Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)/Judiciary (8/12/22)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of November 20, 2022, through December 20, 2022, as “National Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month.” The resolution finds that more than half of women who are victims of homicides are killed because of intimate partner violence.  

Women’s History  

H. Res. 1315—Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN)/House Administration (8/9/22)—A resolution honoring and celebrating the life and legacy of Representative Jackie Walorski.  

H. Res. 1319—Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)/Considered and agreed to (8/12/22)—A resolution expressing the profound sorrow of the House of Representatives on the death of the Honorable Jackie Walorski. 

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