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Weekly Legislative Update: February 10, 2020

Congressional Schedule: February 10-14, 2020

Floor Action:

Civil Rights– On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider H. J. Res. 79, a resolution to remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Miscellaneous– This week, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 1980, the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act.


Employment– On Wednesday, the House Homeland Security Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 5802, The “TSA Child Care Availability and Resources for Employees (CARE) Act, and H.R. 5811, the TSA Personnel Workplace Improvement Act.” 


Employment– On Tuesday, the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protections will hold a hearing, “Balancing Work, Health, and Family: The Case for Expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act.”

On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion will hold a hearing, “A Review of Diversity and Inclusion at America’s Large Banks.”

On Thursday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold a hearing, “Protecting Federal Judiciary Employees from Sexual Harassment Discrimination and other Workplace Misconduct.”

Judiciary– On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing, “The Infant Patient: Ensuring Appropriate Medical Care for Children Born Alive.”

Reproductive Health– On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing, “Protecting Women’s Access to Reproductive Care.”

Bills Introduced February 2-7, 2020:


S. 3252—Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)/Judiciary (2/5/20)—A bill to prohibit chemical abortions performed without the presence of a healthcare provider, and for other purposes.


S. 3256—Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/5/20)—A bill to permit employees to require changes to their work schedules without fear of retaliation and to ensure that employers consider these requests, and to require employers to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices that negatively affect employees, and for other purposes.

H.R. 5788—Rep. John Katko (R-NY)/Judiciary (2/6/20)—A bill to require a complaint of sexual harassment be annually reported to Congress, and for other purposes.

H.R. 5811—Rep. John Katko (R-NY)/Homeland Security (2/7/20)—A bill to require the Transportation Security Administration to provide nursing facilities and paid parental leave for Administration personnel, and for other purposes.


H.R. 5790—Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)/Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor (2/6/20)—A bill to reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention and Services program, and for other purposes.


S. Res. 492—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (2/5/20)—A resolution supporting the observation of “National Girls & Women in Sports Day” on February 5, 2020, to raise awareness of and celebrate the achievements of girls and women in sports.

Reproductive Health

H.R. 5794—Rep. David Scott (D-GA)/Energy and Commerce (2/6/20)—A bill to expand research and education with respect to endometrial cancer, and for other purposes.


H.R. 5757—Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY)/Veterans’ Affairs (2/5/20)—A bill to improve the care furnished to veterans with military sexual trauma.

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