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Weekly Legislative Update: July 1, 2019

Congressional Schedule: July 1-5, 2019

Congress in in recess until the week of July 8th.


Bills Introduced: June 24-28, 2019

Abortion

S. 1966—Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/25/19)—A bill to prohibit federal funding to entities that do not certify the entities will not perform, or provide any funding to any other entity that performs, an abortion. 

S. 1993—Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/26/19)—A bill to restrict federal funding for health care entities that do not respect all human life and patient rights.

H.R. 3580—Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC)/Energy and Commerce (6/27/19)—A bill to improve the reporting of abortion data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and for other purposes. 

Education

S. Res. 262—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/24/29)—A resolution affirming the importance of Title IX, applauding the increase in educational opportunities available to all people, regardless of sex or gender, and recognizing the tremendous amount of work left to be done to further increase those opportunities. 

H. Res. 459—Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI)/Education and Labor (6/24/19)—A resolution affirming the importance of Title IX, applauding the increase in educational opportunities available to all people, regardless of sex or gender, and recognizing the tremendous amount of work left to be done to further increase those opportunities.

S. 1964—Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/25/19)—A bill to support educational entities in fully implementing Title IX and reducing and preventing sex discrimination in all areas of education, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 3513—Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)/Education and Labor (6/26/19)—A bill to support educational entities in fully implementing Title IX and reducing and preventing sex discrimination in all areas of education, and for other purposes.

Family Support 

S. 2000—Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)/Finance (6/27/19)—A bill to remove an institutional bias by making permanent the protection for recipients of home and community-based services against spousal impoverishment.

Health

H.R. 3446—Rep. Peter King (R-NY)/Energy and Commerce (6/24/19)—A bill to establish a National Commission on Fibrotic Diseases.

S. 1960—Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)/Finance (6/25/19)—A bill to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing maternity care quality measures and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives.

International

S. Res. 260—Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)/Foreign Relations (6/24/19)—A resolution recognizing the importance of sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting the commitment of the United States Agency for International Development to global nutrition through the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy. 

Judiciary

S. 2017—Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)/Judiciary (6/27/19)—A bill to amend section 116 of title 18, United States Code, and for other purposes [relating to female genital mutilation]. 

H.R. 3563—Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX)/Judiciary (6/27/19)—A bill to ensure the humane treatment of pregnant women by reinstating the presumption of release and prohibiting shackling, restraining, and other inhumane treatment of pregnant detainees, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3583—Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)/Judiciary (6/27/19)—A bill to amend section 116 of title 18, United States Code, and for other purposes [relating to female genital mutilation]. 

Military

H.R. 3588—Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA)/Armed Services (6/27/19)—A bill to require the secretary of Defense to establish an initiative on improving the capacity of military criminal investigative organizations to prevent child sexual exploitation, and for other purposes. 

Miscellaneous

H.R. 3602—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/House Administration (6/28/19)—A bill to direct the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain a statue of Harriet Tubman and to place the statue in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol.

Small Business/Entrepreneurship

S. 1981—Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)/ Small Business and Entrepreneurship (6/26/19)—A bill to modify the unconditional ownership requirement for women-owned and minority-owned small business concerns for purposes of procurement contracts with the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

S. 1959—Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK)/Judiciary (6/25/19)—A bill to expand and improve the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program to ensure legal assistance is provided for survivors in proceedings related to domestic violence and sexual assault, and for other purposes. 

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