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Weekly Legislative Update: July 15, 2019

Congressional Schedule: July 15-19, 2019

Floor Action: 

International- On Monday, the House is scheduled to consider H. Res. 129, a resolution condemning the government of Saudi Arabia’s continued detention and alleged abuse of women’s rights activists. 


Employment- On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 1315, the Blue Collar to Green Collar Jobs Development Act.

Health- On Tuesday, the House Committee on Homeland Security is scheduled to mark up several bills, including H.R. 3694, the Helping Families Fly Act.

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee also will H.R. 2507, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act.

Veterans- On Wednesday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 2618, a bill to provide a guarantee of residency for registration of businesses for spouses of members of the uniformed services, and H.R. 2924, the Housing for Women Veterans Act. 


Judiciary- On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hold a hearing, “Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System.” 

Bills Introduced: July 8-12, 2019


S. 2062—Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (7/9/19)—A bill to prohibit the use of funds for the 2026 World Cup unless the United States Soccer Federation provides equitable pay to the members of the United States Women’s National Team and the United States Men’s National Team. 

H.R. 3639—Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA)/Foreign Affairs (7/9/19)—A bill to direct the secretary of State to establish a standard parental leave policy applicable to Department of State employees, and for other purposes. 

S. 2083—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (7/10/19)—A bill to ensure pay equity for amateur athletes, and for other purposes. 


H.R. 3649—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce (7/9/19)—A bill to support the provision of treatment family care services, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 3690—Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA)/Education and Labor (7/10/19)—A bill to authorize the secretary of Health and Human Services to provide services for birthmothers who are placing or have placed a child for adoption, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 3694—Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ)/Homeland Security (7/11/19)—A bill to require the Transportation Security Administration to implement training for frontline Administration personnel regarding the screening of pregnant women and families with young children at passenger screening checkpoints, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 3711—Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (7/11/19)—A bill to provide coverage of medical nutrition therapy services for individuals with eating disorders under the Medicare program. 


H.R. 3724—Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)/Armed Services (7/11/19)—A bill to defer the deployment of a member of the Armed Forces who gives birth for one year unless the member elects to deploy with the approval of a health care provider employed at a military medical facility. 


S. Res. 272—Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (7/9/19)—A resolution congratulating the United States Women’s National Soccer Team on winning the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. 

H.R. 3680—Rep. David Kustoff (R-TN)/Oversight and Reform (7/10/19)—A bill to designate the  United States Postal Service facility located at 415 North Main Street in Henning, Tennessee as the “Paula Robinson and Judy Spray Memorial Post Office Building.” 

H. Res. 485—Rep. Michael Bost (R-IL)/Judiciary (7/12/19)—A resolution recognizing the historic significance of the “Betsy Ross Flag,” a symbolic representation of America’s revolutionary period and our nation’s commitment to freedom and unity. 

Reproductive Health 

H. Res. 488—Rep. David Scott (D-GA)/Energy and Commerce (7/12/19)—A resolution supporting the designation of July 2019 as Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month. 

Small Business/Entrepreneurship 

H.R. 3633—Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL)/Small Business (7/9/19)—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. 


H.R. 3636—Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)/Veterans’ Affairs (7/9/19)—A bill to require the secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress certain reports relating to the health care and treatment provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to women veterans, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 3746—Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)/Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services (7/12/19)—A bill to provide that service of the members of the organization known as the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II constituted active military service for purposes of laws administered by the secretary of Veterans Affairs, and other purposes. 

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