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Weekly Legislative Update: June 27, 2022

Congressional Schedule: June 27-July 1, 2022

Floor Action:

The Senate is in recess until July 11.

The House is in a committee work period this week with no scheduled floor votes.

Mark-Ups:

Appropriations- On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee will mark up the FY2023 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). This bill includes funding for programs to combat human trafficking and violence against women and girls.

On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee will mark up the FY2023 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs spending bill and the FY2023 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies spending bill (both as-yet-unnumbered). The State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs spending bill provides funding for several international assistance programs supporting women and girls. The Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies spending bill includes funding for the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum.

On Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee will mark up the FY2023 Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Related Agencies spending bill, and the FY2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies spending bill (both as-yet-unnumbered). The Transportation, HUD and Related Agencies spending bill would provide funding for housing programs for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and to support affordable housing for women with dependents.

 

Bills Introduced: June 20-24, 2022

Abortion

S. 4467—Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/23/22)—A bill to preserve access to abortion medications.

S. 4469—Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (6/23/22)—A bill to direct the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe rules prohibiting disinformation in the advertising of abortion services, and for other purposes.

S. 4474—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/23/22)—A bill to prohibit the declaration of a federal emergency relating to abortion.

H.R. 8196—Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)/Judiciary (6/23/22)—A bill to deem certain conduct of members of the groups “Jane’s Revenge” and “Ruth Sent Us” as domestic terrorism, and for other purposes.

H.R. 8210—Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (6/23/22)—A bill to direct the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe rules prohibiting disinformation in the advertising of abortion services, and for other purposes.

Education

S. Res. 691—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/23/22)—A resolution affirming, commemorating, and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the enactment of title IX, applauding the increase in educational opportunities available to all individuals, regardless of sex or gender, and recognizing the tremendous amount of work left to be done to further increase those opportunities.

S. Res. 692—Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/23/22)—A resolution recognizing and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the enactment of title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 into law.

H. Res. 1202—Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI)/Education and Labor (6/23/22)—A resolution affirming, commemorating, and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the enactment of title IX, applauding the increase in educational opportunities available to all individuals, regardless of sex or gender, and recognizing the tremendous amount of work left to be done to further increase those opportunities.

Employment

H.R. 8227—Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)/Judiciary (6/24/22)—A bill to limit the judicial enforceability of predispute nondisclosure and nondisparagement contract clauses relating to disputes involving sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Family Support

S. 4438—Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (6/21/22)—A bill to modify work requirements under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, and for other purposes.

H.R. 8193—Rep. Beth Van Duyne (R-TX)/Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs (6/22/22)—A bill to require the secretary of State to revoke any United States passport issued to an individual, on receipt of a certification by the secretary of Health and Human Services that the individual has a child support arrearage exceeding $2,500.

Health

S. 4440—Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/22/22)—A bill to reauthorize and improve the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program of the Public Health Service Act for fiscal years 2023 through 2027, and for other purposes.

H.R. 8172—Rep. Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (D-VA)/Energy and Commerce (6/22/22)—A bill to improve the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of diagnosis in health care, and for other purposes. This bill seeks to reduce medical diagnostic errors disproportionately impacting certain groups, including women of color.

H.R. 8185—Rep. Joseph D. Morelle (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (6/22/22)—A bill to reauthorize and improve the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program of the Public Health Service Act for fiscal years 2023 through 2027, and for other purposes.

S. 4468—Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/23/22)—A bill to improve the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of diagnosis in health care, and for other purposes. This bill seeks to reduce medical diagnostic errors disproportionately impacting certain groups, including women of color.

Reproductive Health

H.R. 8181—Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)/Energy and Commerce (6/22/22)—A bill to direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance on coverage under the Medicaid program of certain pelvic health services furnished during the postpartum period, and for other purposes.

Tax Policy

H.R. 8174—Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)/Ways and Means (6/22/22)—A bill to provide for the temporary duty-free importation of certain infant formula products, and for other purposes.

H.R. 8190—Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)/Ways and Means (6/22/22)—A bill to treat certain assisted reproduction expenses as medical expenses of the taxpayer.

Veterans

S. 4441—Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)/Veterans’ Affairs (6/22/22)—A bill to direct the secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for peer support specialists for claimants who are survivors of military sexual trauma, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

S. 4462—Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)/Judiciary (6/23/22)—A bill to establish a pilot program within the Office on Violence Against Women of the Department of Justice relating to advocacy for domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking victims, and for other purposes.