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Weekly Legislative Update: December 23, 2019

Congressional Schedule

Congress is in recess until the week of January 6.


Bills Introduced: December 16-20, 2019

Abortion

S. 3072—Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (12/17/19)—A bill to prohibit the approval of new abortion drugs, to prohibit investigational use exemptions for abortion drugs, and to impose additional regulatory requirements with respect to previously approved abortion drugs, and for other purposes.

Child Care

H.R. 5475—Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-CT)/Education and Labor; Ways and Means (12/18/19)—A bill to establish competitive federal grants that will empower community colleges and minority-serving institutions to become incubators for infant and toddler child care talent, training, and access on their campuses and in their communities, and for other purposes.

Employment

H.R. 5456—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Education and Labor (12/17/19)—A bill to permit leave to care for a domestic partner, parent-in-law, or adult child, or another related individual, who has a serious health condition, and to allow employees to take, as additional leave, parental involvement and family wellness leave to participate in or attend their children’s and grandchildren’s educational and extracurricular activities or meet family care needs.

S. 3071—Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (12/17/19)—A bill to permit leave to care for a domestic partner, parent-in-law, or adult child, or another related individual, who has a serious health condition, and to allow employees to take, as additional leave, parental involvement and family wellness leave to participate in or attend their children’s and grandchildren’s educational and extracurricular activities or meet family care needs.

S. 3079—Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (12/17/19)—A bill to provide family and medical leave to employees of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes.

H.R. 5464—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/House Administration (12/17/19)—A bill to amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to require Members of Congress to reimburse the Treasury for amounts paid as settlements and awards under such Act in all cases of employment discrimination acts committed personally by Members, to require the general counsel of the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights to conduct an investigation of all workplace discrimination claims filed by covered employees under such Act, and for other purposes.

S. 3104—Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)/Homeland Security and Government Affairs (12/18/19)—A bill to make technical corrections relating to parental leave for federal employees.

Family Support

S.3083—Sen. Todd Young (R-IN)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (12/18/19)—A bill to authorize a new type of housing choice voucher to help achieve the goals of ending homelessness among families with children, increasing housing opportunities, and improving life outcomes of poor children.

Health

H.R. 5448—Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (12/17/19)—A bill to direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study to assess the unintended impacts on the health and safety of people engaged in transactional sex, in connection with the enactment of the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-164) and the loss of interactive computer services that host information related to sexual exchange, and for other purposes.

Military

S. 3066—Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (12/17/19)—A bill to provide for an advisory committee for the prevention of sexual misconduct in the Coast Guard, and for other purposes.

H.R. 5491—Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)/Armed Services (12/191/19)—A bill to improve the fielding of newest generations of personal protective equipment to the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

S. 3059—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (12/16/19)—A bill to establish that certain conduct, in or around a dwelling, shall be considered to be severe or pervasive for purposes of determining whether a certain type of sexual harassment has occurred under the Fair Housing Act, and for other purposes.

S. 3061—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (12/16/19)—A bill to provide protection for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault under the Fair Housing Act.

H.R. 5531—Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)/Judiciary (12/19/19)—A bill to provide protection for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault under the Fair Housing Act.

 

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