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Weekly Legislative Update: July 13, 2020

Congressional Schedule: July 13-17, 2020

Floor Action:

The Senate is in recess until July 20.

The House is in session this week, with no scheduled votes.

Mark-Ups:

Appropriations- On Monday, the House Appropriations Committee will mark up spending bills, including the FY2021 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered).

On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee will mark up the FY2021 Defense (as-yet-unnumbered); Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (as-yet-unnumbered); and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (as-yet-unnumbered) spending bills.

On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee will consider the FY2021 Financial Services and General Government spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered), among others.


Bills Introduced: July 6 – July 10

Employment

H.R. 7517—Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)/Education and Labor; House Administration; Oversight and Reform; Judiciary (7/9/20)—A bill to provide paid sick leave for health care providers and emergency responders, and for other purposes.

Family Support

H.R. 7535—Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL)/Agriculture (7/09/20)—A bill to expand online benefit redemption options under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and for other purposes.

Health

H.R. 7517—Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO)/Energy and Commerce (7/9/20)—A bill to provide that the rules entitled, “Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act” and “Moral Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act,” shall have no force or effect, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

H.R. 7502—Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA)/Oversight and Reform (7/09/20)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 South 16th Street in Clarinda, Iowa, as the “Jessie Field Shambaugh Post Office Building.”

Tax Policy

H.R. 7551—Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)/Ways and Means (7/09/20)—A bill to require the secretary of the Treasury to conduct outreach to inform certain individuals of their potential eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, and for other purposes.

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