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Weekly Legislative Update: December 14, 2020

CONGRESSIONAL SCHEDULE: December 14- 18, 2020

Floor Action:

Appropriations- This week, the House and Senate are scheduled to consider legislation to fund the government. The current continuing resolution will expire on December 18.

BILLS INTRODUCED: December 7- 11, 2020


H.R. 8923—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)/Judiciary (12/09/20)—A bill to ensure a health care practitioner exercises the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.

H.R. 8939—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)/Judiciary (12/10/20)—A bill to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.

Child Protection

S. 5012—Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA)/Judiciary (12/11/20)—A bill to provide for criminal and civil liability for an interactive computer service that willfully or recklessly promotes or facilitates child exploitation, and for other purposes.


H.R. 8932—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)/Education and Labor (12/10/20)—A bill to provide that for purposes of determining compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in athletics, sex shall be determined on the basis of biological sex as determined at birth by a physician.


H.R. 8944—Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)/Education and Labor; Oversight and Reform; House Administration; Ways and Means (12/10/20)—A bill to include leave for employees who are unable to work due to minor children in optional virtual or hybrid learning, and for other purposes.

Human Trafficking

S. 4983—Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)/Judiciary (12/09/20)—A bill to combat human trafficking and to strengthen civil remedies for survivors.


S. Res. 794—Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)/Foreign Relations (12/07/20)—A resolution urging the European Parliament to exempt certain technologies used to detect child sexual exploitation from the European Union ePrivacy directive.


S. 4994—Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH)/Judiciary (12/09/20)—A bill to provide civil relief for victims of the disclosure of certain intimate images, and for other purposes.