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Weekly Legislative Update: December 2, 2019

Congressional Schedule

Floor Action:

International- On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider H. Res. 512, a resolution supporting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, and its Sixth Replenishment.


Violence Against Women- On Wednesday, the House Natural Resources Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 3977, the Justice for Native Survivors of Sexual Violence Act, and H.R. 4957, the Native American Child Protection Act.


Health- On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing, “Building Consumer Confidence by Empowering FDA to Improve Cosmetic Safety.”

Miscellaneous- On Wednesday, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands will hold a hearing on several bills, including H.R. 5068, the Women who Worked on the Home Front Commemorative Work Act.

Bills Introduced


H.R. 5267—Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)/Foreign Affairs (11/26/19)—A bill to prevent international violence against women, and for other purposes.

Reproductive Health

H. Res. 735—Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM)/Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce (11/26/19)—A resolution recognizing the maternal health crisis among indigenous women in the United States, which includes American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women, recognizing the importance of reducing mortality and morbidity among indigenous women, and calling for urgent federal funding changes to ensure comprehensive, high-quality, and culturally competent maternal health and family planning services are available.

Tax Policy

H.R. 5271—Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)/Ways and Means (11/26/19)—A bill to expand and improve the earned income tax credit.

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