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Weekly Legislative Update: June 24, 2019

Congressional Schedule: June 24-28, 2019

Floor Action:

Appropriations– This week, the House is scheduled to complete its consideration of H.R. 3055, a minibus bill that contains the FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Interior and Environment; Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies spending bills. 

Later this week, the House is likely to consider H.R. 3351, the FY2020 Financial Services and General Government spending bill, and may consider H.R. 2779, the FY2020 Legislative Branch spending bill. 

Military– This week, the Senate is scheduled to continue its consideration of the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act. 

Mark-Ups: 

Health– On Wednesday, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure is scheduled to mark up H.R. 3362, the Small Airports Mothers’ Room Act.

Hearings:

Employment– On Tuesday, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion will hold a hearing, “Diverse Asset Managers: Challenges, Solutions, and Opportunities for Inclusion.” 

Health– On Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing, “Reauthorizing Vital Health Programs for American Families.” 

Human Trafficking– On Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing, “Unprecedented Migration at the U.S. Southern Border: The Exploitation of Migrants through Smuggling, Trafficking, and Involuntary Servitude.” 


Bills Introduced: June 17-21, 2019

Child Care 

S. 1878—Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/18/19)—A bill to establish universal child care and early learning programs. 

H.R. 3298—Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)/Ways and Means (6/18/19)—A bill to increase entitlement funding for child care.

H.R. 3315—Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM)/Education and Labor (6/18/19)—A bill to establish universal child care and early learning programs.

Child Protection 

S. 1916—Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)/Judiciary (6/20/19)—A bill to prohibit companies that host videos from enabling child predators, and for other purposes.

Health

H.R. 3332—Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)/Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means (6/19/19)—A bill to provide coverage for wigs as durable medical equipment under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3344—Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)/Ways and Means (6/19/19)—A bill to provide grants for the conduct of demonstration projects designed to provide education and training for eligible individuals to enter and follow a career pathway in the field of pregnancy or childbirth, under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security Act.

H.R. 3362—Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV)/Transportation and Infrastructure (6/19/19)—A bill to require small hub airports to construct areas for nursing mothers, and for other purposes. 

S. 1936—Sen Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)/Finance (6/20/19)—A bill to protect coverage for screening mammography, and for other purposes.

Military

S. 1930—Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (6/20/19)—A bill to direct the commandant of the Coast Guard to report to Congress on efforts to increase gender diversity in the Coast Guard, and for other purposes.

Tax Policy

H.R. 3367—Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN)/Ways and Means (6/19/19)—A bill to allow a refundable credit with respect to any stillborn child of a taxpayer.

Violence Against Women

S. 1892—Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)/Indian Affairs (6/19/19)—A bill to require tribal liaisons to submit to Congress reports on missing and murdered Indians.

S. 1893—Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)/Indian Affairs (6/19/19)—A bill to require the comptroller general of the United States to conduct a study on ways to increase reporting of missing Indians and the effects of substance abuse, including the use of methamphetamine, on violent crime in Tribal communities, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3381—Sen. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Education and Labor; Judiciary (6/20/19)—A bill to increase transparency and reporting on campus sexual violence, and for other purposes. 

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