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Weekly Legislative Update: July 22, 2019

Congressional Schedule: July 22-26, 2019

Floor Action:

Health- On Wednesday, the House is likely to consider H.R. 2507, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act.

International- On Thursday, the House is likely to consider H.R. 3352, the Department of State Authorization Act.

STEM- On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 36, the Combating Sexual Harassment in Stem Act of 2019, H.R. 3196, the Vera Rubin Survey Telescope Designation Act, and H.R. 1665, the Building Blocks of STEM Act. 

Veterans- Also on Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 2942, the Helping Expand and Launch Transitional Health (HEALTH) for Women Veterans Act. 


Bills Introduced: July 15-19, 2019

Child Care 

H.R. 3788—Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY)/Veterans’ Affairs (7/17/19)—A bill to prohibit the secretary of Veterans Affairs from making payments to child care providers that employ individuals charged with certain offenses, and for other purposes. 

Child Protection 

H.R. 3816—Rep. Ross Spano (R-FL)/Oversight and Reform (7/17/19)—A bill to provide for the forfeiture of federal retirement benefits for federal employees convicted of certain crimes relating to the sexual abuse of children, and for other purposes. 

Employment 

S. 2112—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (7/15/19)—A bill to enhance the rights of domestic workers, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 3760—Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)/Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Judiciary; House Administration; Oversight and Reform (7/15/19)—A bill to enhance the rights of domestic workers, and for other purposes. 

S. 2130—Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (7/16/19)—A bill to ensure equal treatment of athletes, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 3804—Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)/Judiciary (7/17/19)—A bill to ensure pay equity for amateur athletes, and for other purposes. 

Family Support 

S. 2143—Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (7/17/19)—A bill to expand the eligibility of students to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and for other purposes. 

H.R. 3809—Rep. Al Lawson (D-FL)/Agriculture; Education and Labor (7/17/19)—A bill to expand the eligibility of students to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and for other purposes. 

H.R. 3818—Rep. Don Young (R-AK)/Education and Labor (7/17/19)—A bill to require the secretary of Agriculture to allow infant food combinations and dinners as [Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children] WIC-eligible foods. 

Human Trafficking 

S. 2144—Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (7/17/19)—A bill to require the secretary of the Treasury to prepare a threat and operational analysis of the use of remittances by drug kingpins, crime syndicates, and other persons to finance terrorism, narcotics trafficking, human trafficking, money laundering, and other forms of illicit financing, domestically or internationally. 

Judiciary 

S.2111—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Judiciary (7/15/19)—A bill to provide that it is unlawful to knowingly distribute private intimate visual depictions with reckless disregard for the individual’s lack of consent to the distribution, and for other purposes. 

Miscellaneous 

H.R. 3825—Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA)/Oversight and Reform (7/18/19)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 401 Main Street in Brawley, California, as the “Helen Fabela Chavez Memorial Post Office Building.” 

H. Res. 502—Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL)/Oversight and Reform (7/18/19)—A resolution congratulating the United States Women’s National Team for its win on July 7, 2019, of the 2019 Federation Internationale de Football Association Women’s World Cup, and for becoming the most successful team in international women’s soccer. 

Reproductive Health 

H.R. 3849—Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (7/18/19)—A bill to address maternity care shortages and promote optimal maternity outcomes by expanding educational opportunities for midwives, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 3865—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (7/19/19)—A bill to establish a program of research regarding the risks posed by the presence of dioxin, synthetic fibers, chemical fragrances, and other components of feminine hygiene products. 

Veterans 

H.R. 3798—Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)/Veterans’ Affairs (7/17/19)—A bill to provide for limitations on copayments for contraception furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 3867—Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY)/Veterans’ Affairs (7/19/19)—A bill to require the secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the provision of services and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans who experience domestic violence or sexual assault, and for other purposes. 

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