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Weekly Legislative Update: February 24, 2020

Congressional Schedule: February 24-28, 2020

Floor Action:

Abortion– This week, the Senate is likely to begin consideration of S. 311, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, and S. 3275, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Miscellaneous– On Wednesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 473, the Every Word We Utter Monument, and H.R. 2819, the Gold Star Mothers Families National Monument Extension Act.

Veterans– On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 3749, the Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act.


Family Support- On Thursday, the House Financial Services Committee will consider several bills, including H.R. 149, the Veterans, Women, Families with Children, Race, and Persons with Disabilities Housing Fairness Act.

Violence Against Women– On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 2438, the Not Invisible Act of 2019, H.R. 2733, Savanna’s Act, and the Strengthening the Opposition to Female Genital Mutilation (STOP FGM) Act (as-yet-unnumbered).


Family Support– On Tuesday, the Joint Economic Committee will hold a hearing, “Improving Family Stability for the Wellbeing of American Children.”

Employment– On Thursday, the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability will hold a hearing, “Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce to meet the Homeland Security Mission.”

On Thursday, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing, “Sexual Harassment at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.”

Bills Introduced: February 17-21, 2020


H.R. 5939—Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Energy and Commerce (02/21/20)—A bill to provide for research and education with respect to triple-negative breast cancer, and for other purposes.


H.R. 5941—Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Foreign Affairs (02/21/20)—A bill to require that activities carried out by the United States in South Sudan relating to governance, reconstruction and development, and refugee relief and assistance will support the basic human rights of women and women’s participation and leadership in these areas.

H. Res. 861—Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)/Foreign Affairs (02/21/20)—A resolution to support the role of the United States in helping save the lives of children and protecting the health of people in poor countries with vaccines and immunization through the GAVI Alliance.


H.R. 5922—Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/Education and Labor; Armed Services (02/18/20)—A bill to establish the Ronald V. Dellums Memorial Fellowship for Women of Color in STEAM fields, and for other purposes.