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Weekly Legislative Update: January 18, 2022

Congressional Schedule: January 17-21, 2022

Floor Action:

The House and Senate are in session this week.

Hearings:

Military- On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel will hold a hearing, “Jurisdiction, Investigation, and Prosecution of Sexual Assault and Harassment in the National Guard.” 

STEM- On Thursday, the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics will hold a hearing, “Keeping Our Sights on Mars Part 3: A Status Update and Review of NASA’s Artemis Initiative.” With Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the moon.


Bills Introduced: January 10-14, 2022

Abortion

S.  3500—Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)/Finance (1/13/22)—A bill to improve the reporting of abortion data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and for other purposes.

Human Trafficking

S. 3470—Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)/Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (1/11/22)—A bill to provide for the implementation of certain trafficking in contracting provisions, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6389—Rep. Bradley Schneider (D-IL)/Ways and Means (1/12/22)—A bill to provide an exemption from gross income for mandatory restitution or civil damages as recompense for trafficking in persons. 

Judiciary

S. 3481—Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)/Judiciary (1/12/22)—A bill to secure the dignity and safety of incarcerated women.

Reproductive Health

H.R. 6401—Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI)/Energy and Commerce (1/13/22)—A bill to require recipients of assistance to inform minors receiving family planning services through such assistance about age of consent law, and for other purposes.

Sports

S. Res. 487—Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (1/12/22)—A resolution congratulating the University of Wisconsin Badgers on winning the 2021 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship.

S. Res. 488—Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (1/12/22)—A resolution congratulating the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugolds on winning the 2021 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship.

Violence Against Women

S. 3471—Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/11/22)—A bill to address the needs of individuals with disabilities within the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. This bill would improve responses to sexual violence against students with disabilities.

H.R. 6371—Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)/Education and Labor (1/11/22)—A bill to address the needs of individuals with disabilities within the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. This bill would improve responses to sexual violence against students with disabilities.

H. Res. 865—Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)/Judiciary (1/11/22)—A resolution raising awareness and encouraging the prevention of stalking by designating January 2022 as “National Stalking Awareness Month.” 

S. Res. 491—Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/Considered and Agree to (1/13/22)—A resolution raising awareness and encouraging the prevention of stalking by designating January 2022 as “National Stalking Awareness Month.” 

Women’s History

S. 3508—Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (1/13/22)—A bill to posthumously award a congressional gold medal to Constance Baker Motley. 

H. Res. 870—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Education and Labor (1/13/22)—A resolution honoring Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., on reaching the historic milestone of 114 years of serving communities. 

 

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