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Weekly Legislative Update: August 16, 2021

Congressional Schedule: August 16-20, 2021

Floor Action:

The House is in recess until August 23, while the Senate is in recess until September 13.

Bills Introduced: August 9-13, 2021

Human Trafficking

H.R. 4989—Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)/Energy and Commerce (8/10/21)—A bill to provide for the implementation of curricula for training students, teachers, and school personnel to understand, recognize, prevent, and respond to signs of human trafficking and exploitation in children and youth, and for other purposes.


H. Res. 585—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Foreign Affairs (8/10/21)—A resolution condemning the atrocities and crimes against humanity being perpetrated against religious and ethnic minority women in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region by the Government of the People’s Republic of China.