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Weekly Legislative Update: June 1, 2021

Congressional Schedule: June 1-4, 2021

The House and Senate are in recess until June 7.


Bills Introduced: May 25-28, 2021

Child Care

H.R. 3502—Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK)/Ways and Means (5/25/21)—A bill to prevent the child care cliff and increase parental choice for low-income families, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3545—Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)/Education and Labor (5/25/21)—A bill to authorize states to expand the uses of the child care stabilization funds to include support for the creation or enhancement of family child care networks designed to increase, or to improve the quality of, child care provided by family child care providers; and for other purposes.

S. 1842—Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)/Finance (5/26/21)—A bill to provide funding to sustain and increase the supply and quality of child care, access to child care, and for other purposes.

Civil Rights

H.R. 3488—Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)/Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce (5/25/21)—A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), and marital status in the administration and provision of child welfare services; to improve safety, well-being, and permanency for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning foster youth; and for other purposes.

S. 1848—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Finance (5/26/21)—A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), and marital status in the administration and provision of child welfare services, to improve safety, well-being, and permanency for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning foster youth, and for other purposes.

Employment

H.R. 3610—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Education and Labor; Oversight and Reform; House Administration; Judiciary (5/28/21)—A bill to permit employees to request, and to ensure employers consider requests for, flexible work terms and conditions, and for other purposes.

Health

S. 1804—Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/25/21)—A bill to improve maternal health and promote safe motherhood.

H.R. 3517—Rep. John Larson (D-CT)/Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means (5/25/21)—A bill to improve access to, and utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under part B of the Medicare program by establishing a minimum payment amount under such part for bone mass measurement.

S. 1943—Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)/Finance (5/27/21)—A bill to improve access to, and utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under part B of the Medicare program by establishing a minimum payment amount under such part for bone mass measurement.

H.R. 3560—Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)/Education and Labor (5/28/21)—A bill to permit services provided by grant recipients to include the provision of sanitary napkins and tampons.

H.R. 3614—Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)/Education and Labor; Judiciary; Financial Services; Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure (5/28/21)—A bill to increase the availability and affordability of menstrual products for individuals with limited access, and for other purposes.

International

S. Res. 229—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Foreign Relations (5/24/21)—A resolution recognizing the devastating attack on a girls’ school in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 8, 2021, and expressing solidarity with the Afghan people.

S. 1864—Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)/Foreign Relations (5/26/21)—A bill to require a section on reproductive rights in the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, and for other purposes.

S. Res. 240—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Foreign Relations (5/26/21)—A resolution affirming the role of the United States in improving access to quality, inclusive public education and improved learning outcomes for children and adolescents, particularly for girls, in the poorest countries through the Global Partnership for Education.

H.R. 3576—Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)/Foreign Affairs (5/28/21)—A bill to require a section on reproductive rights in the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, and for other purposes.

Military

S. 1799—Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)/Armed Services (5/25/21)—A bill to professionalize the position of Sexual Assault Response Coordinator in the military, and for other purposes.

S. Res. 249—Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)/Armed Services (5/27/21)—A resolution honoring women in the United States for their service in World War II and recognizing the role of Representative Edith Nourse Rogers in establishing the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and the Women’s Army Corps.

H. Res. 449—Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)/Armed Services (5/28/21)—A resolution honoring women in the United States for their service in World War II and recognizing the role of Representative Edith Nourse Rogers in establishing the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and the Women’s Army Corps.

Veterans

S. 1915—Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)/Veterans’ Affairs (5/27/21)—A bill to direct the secretary of Veterans Affairs to allow a veteran to receive a full year supply of contraceptive pills, transdermal patches, vaginal rings, and other hormonal contraceptive products.

S. 1937—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Veterans’ Affairs (5/27/21)—A bill to require the secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to furnish doula services to veterans.

H.R. 3643—Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)/Veterans’ Affairs (5/28/21)—A bill to direct the secretary of Veterans Affairs to allow a veteran to receive a full year supply of contraceptive pills, transdermal patches, vaginal rings, and other hormonal contraceptive products, and for other purposes.

Women’s History

S. 1814—Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)/Energy and Natural Resources (5/25/21)—A bill to authorize the Women Who Worked on the Home Front Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3531—Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)/Natural Resources (5/25/21)—A bill to authorize the Women Who Worked on the Home Front Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes.

 

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