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Weekly Legislative Update: July 29, 2019

Congressional Schedule: July 29-August 2, 2019

Mark-Ups: 

Human Trafficking- On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up S. 1494, the Secure and Protect Act of 2019.

The House is in recess until September 9.


Bills Introduced: July 15-19, 2019

Abortion

H.R. 3985—Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX)/Judiciary (7/25/19)—A bill to prohibit abortion in cases where a fetal heartbeat is detectable.

Child Protection

H.R. 3900—Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)/Energy and Commerce (7/23/19)—A bill to strengthen protections relating to the online collection, use, and disclosure of personal information of children and minors, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3986—Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA)/Education and Labor (7/25/19)—A bill to establish a task force to improve child care protections provided through interstate criminal background checks.

Employment

H.R. 3882—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Judiciary (7/23/19)—A bill to provide pay equity for amateur athletes and other personnel.

H.R. 3917—Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)/Foreign Affairs (7/23/19)—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.

S. 2253—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (7/24/19)—A bill to provide pay equity for amateur athletes and other personnel, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3957—Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)/Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means (7/25/19)—A bill to direct the Federal Communications Commission to take certain actions to increase diversity of ownership in the broadcasting industry, and for other purposes.

S. 2287—Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (7/25/19)—A bill to clarify appropriate liability standards for federal antidiscrimination claims.

H.R. 4015—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Education and Labor; House Administration; Judiciary; Oversight and Reform (7/25/19)—A bill to clarify appropriate liability standards for federal antidiscrimination claims.

Family Support

S. 2225–Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (7/23/19)—A bill to provide for the basic needs of students at institutions of higher education.

Health

H.R. 4078—Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)/Energy and Commerce (7/25/19)—A bill to reauthorize the Young Women’s Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act of 2009.

Human Trafficking

S. 2197—Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)/Judiciary (7/22/19)—A bill to clarify that using drugs or illegal substances to cause a person to engage in a commercial sex act constitutes coercion and using drugs or illegal substances to provide or obtain the labor or services of a person constitutes forced labor.

International

H. Res. 517—Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)/Foreign Affairs (7/24/19)—A resolution supporting the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria, and its Sixth Replenishment.

Miscellaneous

H.R. 3870—Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)/Oversight and Reform (7/22/19)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 511 West 165th Street in New York, New York, as the “Normandia Maldonado Post Office Building.”

H.R. 3998—Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)/Financial Services; House Administration (7/25/19)—A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the United States Women’s Soccer Team in recognition of their extraordinary contributions and commitment to soccer, women’s sports, inclusion, and pay equity.

H. Con. Res. 56—Rep. Joseph Morelle (D-NY)/Oversight and Reform (7/25/19)—A resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued honoring Martha Matilda Harper, and that the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend to the Postmaster General that such a stamp be issued.

H.R. 3976—Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI)/Oversight and Reform (7/25/19)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 12711 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, as the “Aretha Franklin Post Office Building.”

Reproductive Health

S. 2296—Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (7/25/19)—A bill to reauthorize the Pregnancy Assistance Fund.

Violence Against Women

S. Res. 281—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (7/23/19)—A resolution committing to elevate the voices, leadership, and needs of communities that face systemic barriers in the effort to end sexual violence and support all survivors of sexual violence and gender-based violence, including immigrant survivors, survivors who are incarcerated, survivors with disabilities, survivors of color, American Indian or Alaska Native survivors, survivors of child sexual abuse, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex survivors.

H. Res. 514—Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)/Judiciary; Education and Labor (7/23/19)—A resolution committing to elevate the voices, leadership, and needs of communities that face systemic barriers in the effort to end sexual violence and support all survivors of sexual violence and gender based violence, including immigrant survivors, survivors who are incarcerated, survivors with disabilities, survivors of color, American Indian or Alaska Native survivors, survivors of child sexual abuse, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex survivors.

S. 2259—Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (7/24/19)—A bill to amend the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act to make improvements.

H.R. 3977—Rep. Debra Haaland (D-NM)/Natural Resources (7/25/19)—A bill to extend the jurisdiction of tribal courts to cover crimes involving sexual violence, and for other purposes.

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