skip to main content

Weekly Legislative Update: December 16, 2019

Congressional Schedule: December 16-20, 2019

Floor Action:

Appropriations- This week, the House and Senate are likely to consider legislation (H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865) to fund the federal government beyond December 21, when the current continuing resolution (P.L. 116-69) expires. The bills would fund departments and agencies within the FY2020 Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Homeland Security; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water; Interior; Legislative Branch; Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies; State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies spending bills.

Military- This week, the Senate is likely to consider S. 1790, the conference report for the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

Miscellaneous- On Monday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 3362, the Small Airport Mothers’ Room Act.

Mark-Ups:

International- On Wednesday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 4508, Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act.

Miscellaneous- On Thursday, the House Oversight and Reform Committee will consider several bills, including H.R. 2969, a bill to designate the Althea Margaret Daily Mills Post Office Building; H.R. 3680, a bill to designate the Paula Robinson and Judy Spray Memorial Post Office Building; H.R. 3976, a bill to designate the Aretha Franklin Post Office Building; H.R. 4975, a bill to designate the Dorothy Braden Bruce Post Office Building; H.R. 4279, a bill to designate the Melinda Gene Piccotti Post Office; and H.R. 4794, a bill to designate the Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini Post Office Building.


Bills Introduced: December 9-13, 2019

Child Protection

H.R. 5376—Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)/Judiciary (12/10/19)—A bill to require a provider of a report to the CyberTipline related to online sexual exploitation of children to preserve the contents of such report for 180 days, and for other purposes.

S. 3007—Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)/Judiciary (12/10/19)—A bill to require a provider of a report to the CyberTipline related to online sexual exploitation of children to preserve the contents of such report for 180 days, and for other purposes.

Education

H.R. 5388—Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI)/Education and Labor (12/10/19)—A bill to provide that the secretary of Education may not issue or enforce certain rules that weaken the enforcement of the prohibition of sex discrimination applicable under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Employment

H.R. 5431—Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)/Transportation and Infrastructure (12/13/19)—A bill to provide family and medical leave to employees of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes.

International

H.R. 5367—Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN)/Foreign Affairs (12/09/19)—A bill to prohibit the provision of foreign assistance to border countries that are not taking adequate measures to stop child pornography from entering the United States.

S. Res. 452—Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)/Foreign Relations (12/10/19)—A resolution commemorating and supporting the goals of World AIDS Day.

S. 3037—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Foreign Relations (12/12/19)—A bill to prevent international violence against women, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

S. Res. 451—Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)/Considered and agreed to (12/10/19)—A resolution congratulating astronauts Dr. Jessica U. Meir and Christina H. Koch for the historic accomplishment of completing the first all-female spacewalk.

The application for the 2021 Class of Fellows is now OPEN! Apply Today!
+