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Weekly Legislative Update: June 22-26, 2020

Congressional Schedule: June 22-26

The Senate is in session this week.

The House is in session this week.

Hearings:

Child Care– On Tuesday, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support will hold a hearing, “The Child Care Crisis and the Coronavirus Pandemic.”

Mark-Ups:

Child Protection– On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider legislation including, S. 3398, the Eliminate Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN IT) Act, which would establish a national commission on online child sexual exploitation prevention.

Military– On Tuesday, the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel will consider H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. 


Bills Introduced: June 15-19

Child Care

H.R. 7201—Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)/Education and Labor (6/15/20)—A bill to provide assistance with respect to child care infrastructure, and for other purposes.

Employment

S. 4007—Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA)/Finance (6/18/20)—A bill to modify the eligibility requirements for the Generalized System of Preferences to strengthen worker protections and to ensure that beneficiary developing countries afford equal rights and protection under the law, regardless of gender, and for other purposes.

Family Support

H.R. 7271—Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)/Agriculture (6/18/20)—A bill to permit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to be used to purchase additional types of items and to increase the amount of such benefits.

International

S. 4003—Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ)/Foreign Relations (6/18/20)—A bill to improve United States consideration of, and strategic support for, programs to prevent and respond to gender-based violence from the onset of humanitarian emergencies and to build the capacity of humanitarian actors to address the immediate and long-term challenges resulting from such violence, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

H.R. 7272—Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)/Oversight and Reform (6/18/20)—A bill to provide for the issuance of a commemorative postage stamp in honor of Mamie Till-Mobley, and for other purposes.

 

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