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Weekly Legislative Update: December 7, 2020

CONGRESSIONAL SCHEDULE: December 7- 11, 2020

Floor Action:

Military- This week, the Senate is likely to consider the conference report for H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The measure contains several provisions to address women in the military and support for military families.

Appropriations- This week, the House may consider a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through December 18. The current CR expires on December 11.

Child Protection- On Tuesday, the House will consider several bills, including S. 134, the Combat Online Predators Act.

International- On Monday, the House will consider several bills, including H. Res. 189, a resolution supporting sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting United States Agency for International Development’s commitment to global nutrition through its multi-sectoral nutrition strategy, as amended. 

Military- On Tuesday, the House also is scheduled to consider the NDAA conference report.

Hearings: 

Abortion- On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies will hold a hearing, “The Impact on Women Seeking an Abortion but are Denied Because of an Inability to Pay.” 


BILLS INTRODUCED: November 30 – December 4, 2020

Health 

S. 4949 —Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA)/Finance (12/02/20)—A bill to require the secretary of Health and Human Services to publish guidance for states on strategies for maternal care providers participating in the Medicaid program to reduce maternal mortality and severe morbidity with respect to individuals receiving medical assistance under such program.

H.R. 8862—Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA)/Education Labor (12/03/20)—A bill to reauthorize the Pregnancy Assistance Fund.

International 

S. Res. 781—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Foreign Relations (12/1/20)—A resolution supporting the goals of World AIDS Day.

S. Res. 790—Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ)/Foreign Relations (12/03/20)—A resolution supporting efforts to strengthen protection, assistance, and solutions for Venezuelan women and children.

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