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Weekly Legislative Update: March 1, 2021

Congressional Schedule: March 1, 2021

Floor Action:

The Senate and House are in session this week. 


Bills Introduced: February 22-26, 2021

Abortion 

S. 401—Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (2/24/21)—A bill to prohibit governmental discrimination against health care providers that do not participate in abortion. 

S. 446—Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)/Judiciary (2/25/21)—A bill to criminalize any abortion or sterilization procedure performed without the informed consent of the person on whom such procedure is performed, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1382—Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)/Judiciary (2/25/21)—A bill to criminalize any abortion or sterilization procedure performed without the informed consent of the person on whom such procedure is performed, and for other purposes.

Child Protection  

H.R. 1198—Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)/Judiciary (2/22/21)—A bill to require a provider of a report to the CyberTipline related to online sexual exploitation of children to preserve the contents of such report for 180 days, and for other purposes.

S. 365—Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)/Judiciary (2/23/21)—A bill to require a provider of a report to the CyberTipline related to online sexual exploitation of children to preserve the contents of such report for 180 days, and for other purposes.

S. 397—Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/23/21)—A bill to include an act of unregulated custody transfer in the definition of child abuse and neglect, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1247—Rep. James Langevin (D-RI)/Education and Labor (2/23/21)—A bill to include an act of unregulated custody transfer in the definition of child abuse and neglect, and for other purposes.

S. 462—Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/25/21)—A bill to provide emergency funding for caseworkers and child protective services.

H.R. 1377—Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA)/Appropriations, Budget (2/25/21)—A bill to provide emergency funding for caseworkers and child protective services.

H.R. 1379—Rep. David Scott (D-GA)/Education and Labor (2/25/21)—A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to ensure protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and their families.

Civil Rights

S. 393—Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)/Judiciary (2/23/21)—A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 1440—Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)/Judiciary; Education and Labor; Oversight and Reform; House Administration; Financial Services; Ways and Means (2/26/21)—A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity; and to protect the free exercise of religion.

H. J. Res. 28—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Judiciary (2/26/21)—A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women. 

Education 

H.R. 1417—Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL)/Education and Labor (2/26/21)—A bill to clarify protections related to sex and sex-segregated spaces and to activities under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

H.R. 1418—Rep. Joseph Morelle (D-NY)/Education and Labor (2/26/21)—A bill to provide grants to local educational agencies to establish “Family Friendly School” policies at 500 elementary schools that align the school day with the work day to better support working families and to disseminate the learnings from these model schools so that other local educational agencies may adopt these practices, and to establish a supplemental 21st century community learning centers grant program to support programs and activities during summer recess when school is not in session.

Employment        

H.R. 1225—Rep. Gerry Connelly (D-VA)/Foreign Affairs, Armed Services, Intelligence, Judiciary, Homeland Security, Agriculture, and Financial Services (2/23/21)—A bill to improve diversity and inclusion in the workforce of national security agencies, and for other purposes. 

S. 469—Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (2/25/21)—A bill to require the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to establish an advisory board focused on creating opportunities for women in the trucking industry, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1341—Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI)/Transportation and Infrastructure (2/25/21)—A bill to require the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to establish an advisory board focused on creating opportunities for women in the trucking industry.

Family Support

H.R. 1413—Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL)/Agriculture (2/26/21)—A bill to expand online benefit redemption options under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and for other purposes.

Health 

S. 334—Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)/Finance (2/22/21)—A bill to establish an alternative payment model demonstration project for maternity care provided to pregnant and postpartum individuals under state Medicaid and CHIP programs, and for other purposes.

S. 345—Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/22/21)—A bill to establish a national campaign to increase maternal vaccination rates.

S. 346—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/22/21)—A bill to end preventable maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity in the United States and close disparities in maternal health outcomes, and for other purposes. 

S. 347—Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/22/21)—A bill to improve the collection and review of maternal health data to address maternal mortality, serve maternal morbidity, and other adverse maternal health outcomes.

H.R. 1212—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Energy and Commerce (2/23/21)—A bill to end preventable maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity in the United States and close disparities in maternal health outcomes, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1218—Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC)/Energy and Commerce (2/23/21)—A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to incorporate data on maternal health outcomes into its broadband health maps.

S. 408—Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA)/Finance (2/24/21)—A bill to require the secretary of Health and Human Services to publish guidance for states on strategies for maternal care providers participating in the Medicaid program to reduce maternal mortality and severe morbidity with respect to individuals receiving medical assistance under such program. 

S. 411—Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)/Finance (2/24/21)—A bill to improve federal efforts with respect to the prevention of maternal mortality, and for other purposes. 

S. 423—Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)/ Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/24/21)—A bill to direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a grant program to protect vulnerable mothers and babies from climate change risks, and for other purposes. 

S. 484—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/25/21)—A bill to establish grant programs for maternal mental health equity and to grow and diversify the maternal mental and behavioral health care workforce.

H.R. 1350—Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL)/Energy and Commerce (2/25/21)—A bill to require the secretary of Health and Human Services to publish guidance for states on strategies for maternal care providers participating in the Medicaid program to reduce maternal mortality and severe morbidity with respect to individuals receiving medical assistance under such program.

H.R. 1439—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-VA)/Energy and Commerce (2/26/21)—A bill to provide for coverage under the Medicaid program of non-invasive prenatal genetic screening.

Judiciary 

S. 341—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Judiciary (2/22/21)—A bill to provide justice for incarcerated moms, and for other purposes.

Military

H.R. 1309—Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA)/Armed Services; Veterans’ Affairs (2/24/21)—A bill to provide for eating disorders treatment for members of the Armed Forces and certain dependents of members and former members of the uniformed services, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

S. 450—Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (2/25/21)—A bill to award posthumously the Congressional Gold Medal to Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley. 

H.R. 1444—Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA)/Oversight and Reform (2/26/21)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 132 North Loudoun Street, Suite 1 in Winchester, Virginia, as the “Patsy Cline Post Office.”

Reproductive Health 

H. Res. 152—Rep. David Scott (D-GA)/Energy and Commerce (2/23/21)—A resolution supporting the designation of March 2021 as Endometriosis Awareness Month.

Tax Policy

H.R. 1380—Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO)/Ways and Means (2/25/21)—A bill to make permanent certain changes to the child tax credit.

Violence Against Women

H.R. 1441—Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA)/Judiciary (2/26/21)—A bill to authorize the attorney general to make grants to states and units of local government to implement statutes, rules, policies, or procedures to authorize courts to issue relinquishment orders with respect to individuals charged with or convicted of a crime of domestic violence, or subject to a domestic violence protective order, and for other purposes.

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