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Weekly Legislative Update: June 10, 2019

Congressional Schedule: June 10-14, 2019

Floor Action:

Appropriations- On Wednesday, the House is scheduled to begin consideration of H.R. 2740, a minibus spending bill that contains the FY2020 Defense; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; and Energy and Water spending bills.

International- On Monday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 2140, the Preventing Child Marriage Act.


Appropriations- On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee will consider the FY2020 Financial Services and General Government spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered).

Human Trafficking- On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up S. 1494, the Secure and Protect Act, a bill to amend the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. 

Military- On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee will mark up H.R. 2500, the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

Miscellaneous- On Wednesday, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform is scheduled to markup several bills, including H.R. 1526, a bill to designate a United States post office facility in Tumwater, Washington, as the “Eva G. Hewitt Post Office,” and H.R. 2451, a bill to designate a post office facility in Central Falls, Rhode Island, as the “Elizabeth Buffum Chace Post Office.” 


International- On Thursday, the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues will hold a hearing, “Women in Conflict: Advancing Women’s Role in Peace and Security.”

Small Business/Entrepreneurship- On Wednesday, the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee will hold a hearing, “Reauthorization of the Small Business Administration’s Contracting Programs.” 

STEM- On Wednesday, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will hold a hearing, “Combating Sexual Harassment in Science.”

Bills Introduced: June 10-14, 2019


H.R. 3053—Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE)/Energy and Commerce (6/3/19)—A bill to reauthorize the Personal Responsibility Education Program.

S. 1735—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/5/19)—A bill to provide women with increased access to preventive and life-saving cancer screening.

H.R. 3109—Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (6/5/19)—A bill to provide grants to better understand and reduce gestational diabetes, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3117—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Education and Labor (6/5/19)—A bill to establish a program to provide grants to local agencies and clinics to improve the health of mothers and infants, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3129—Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (6/5/19)—A bill to provide women with increased access to preventive and life-saving cancer screening.


H.R. 3148—Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH)/Armed Services (6/5/19)—A bill to improve protections for victims of sexual assault in the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.


S. 1714—Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Judiciary (6/4/19)—A bill to amend the charter of the Gold Star Wives of America to remove the restriction on the federally chartered corporation, and directors and officers of the corporation, attempting to influence legislation.

H.R. 3082—Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)/Financial Services (6/4/19)—A bill to require $20 notes to include a portrait of Harriet Tubman, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3138—Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)/Financial Services, House Administration (6/5/19)—A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the members of the Women’s Army Corps who were assigned to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the “Six Triple Eight.”

Tax Policy

H.R. 3157—Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI)/Ways and Means; Natural Resources (6/6/19)—A bill to expand the earned income and child tax credits, and for other purposes.


S. Res. 235—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Judiciary (6/5/19)—A resolution designating June 12, 2019, as “Women Veterans Appreciation Day.”

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