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Weekly Legislative Update: August 8, 2022

Congressional Schedule: August 8-12, 2022 

Floor Action: 
 
The Senate is in recess until September 6.  
 
The House is in recess until September 6, but will return to session on Friday, August 12, to consider H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.   

 

Bills Introduced: August 1-7, 2022

Abortion

S. 4688—Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)/Judiciary (8/1/22)—A bill to guarantee that Americans have the freedom to make certain reproductive decisions without undue government interference.

S. 4723—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Judiciary (8/2/22)—A bill to ensure the right to provide reproductive health care services, and for other purposes.

S. 4748—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Judiciary (8/2/22)—A bill to provide national uniformity for reproductive health products. This bill would affirm the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authority over state law for all FDA-approved reproductive health products, including drugs used in medication abortion.

H.R. 8650—Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA)/Energy and Commerce; Judiciary (8/2/22)—A bill to ensure the right to provide reproductive health care services, and for other purposes. 

S. 4770—Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS)/Judiciary (8/4/22)—A bill to prohibit any employee or contractor of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement or the Department of Health and Human Services from transporting any alien across state lines for the purpose of procuring an abortion for such alien.

H. Res. 1314—Rep. Barry Moore (R-AL)/Energy and Commerce; Judiciary (8/5/22)—A resolution recognizing the vital, lifesaving work of crisis pregnancy centers.

Child Protection

S. 4719—Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)/Judiciary (8/2/22)—A bill to protect children against sexual abuse and exploitation, and for other purposes. 

Family Support

S. 4692—Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (8/1/22)—A bill to require the secretary of Agriculture to make publicly available information on infant formula procurement under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). 

Health

S. 4708—Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Finance (8/2/22)—A bill to provide coverage for wigs as durable medical equipment under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

S. 4761—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Finance (8/3/22)—A bill to establish a grant program for community-based maternal mentoring programs.

H.R. 8669—Rep. Carol D. Miller (R-WV)/Energy and Commerce (8/5/22)—A bill to establish a grant program for community-based maternal mentoring programs. 

Human Trafficking

H.R. 8672—Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT)/Judiciary (8/5/22)—A bill to provide for the vacating of certain convictions and expungement of certain arrests of victims of human trafficking.  

S. 4785—Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/Considered and agreed to (8/6/22)—A bill to extend by 19 days the authorization for the special assessment for the Domestic Trafficking Victims’ Fund. 

International  
  
S. 4787—Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/Judiciary (8/7/22)—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. This bill would expand Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) eligibility, including for members of the Female Tactical Teams of Afghanistan.   

Miscellaneous 

H.R. 8665—Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA)/Oversight and Reform (8/5/22)—A bill to remove gendered pronouns from title 44 of United States Code that reference the Archivist, and for other purposes.  

Reproductive Health  

S. 4764—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (8/2/22)—A bill to improve the reproductive health care of individuals with disabilities. 

Sports

S. 4724—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Judiciary (8/2/22)—A bill to protect the rights of college athletes and to establish the Commission on College Athletics, and for other purposes. This bill would include provisions to bolster compliance to, and the enforceability of, Title IX. 

Veterans

S. 4700—Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Veterans’ Affairs (8/2/22)—A bill to provide for limitations on copayments for contraception furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

S. Res. 735—Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)/Armed Services (8/2/22)—A resolution acknowledging and commemorating the women in the Army who served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and the Women’s Army Corps during World War II.

H. Res. 1310—Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN)/Armed Services (8/2/22)—A resolution acknowledging and commemorating the women in the Army who served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and the Women’s Army Corps during World War II.

H.R. 8656—Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)/Veterans’ Affairs (8/5/22)—A bill to designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Mishawaka, Indiana, as the “Jackie Walorski VA Clinic.” 

Women’s History

S. Res. 748—Sen. Todd Young (R-IN)/Considered and agreed to (8/6/22)—A resolution honoring and celebrating the life and legacy of Representative Jackie Walorski.

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