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Weekly Legislative Update: March 14, 2022

Congressional Schedule: March 14-18, 2022 

Floor Action: 
 
The House and Senate are in session this week. 
 
Employment- On Wednesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 2116, the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural (CROWN) Hair Act of 2022. 
 
Hearings: 
 
Budget- On Wednesday, the House Budget Committee will hold a hearing, “Ensuring Women Can Thrive in a Post-Pandemic Economy.”  
 
Family Support- On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support will hold a hearing, “Improving Family Outcomes Through Home Visiting.” 
 
Veterans- On Wednesday, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on several bills, including H.R.5738, the Lactation Spaces for Veteran Moms Act. 


Bills Introduced: March 7-11, 2022 

Abortion 
 
S. Con. Res. 32—Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/8/22)—A concurrent resolution expressing support for the recognition of March 10, 2022, as “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day.” 
 
H. Con. Res. 78—Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI)/Energy and Commerce (3/8/22)—A concurrent resolution expressing support for the recognition of March 10, 2022, as “Abortion Provider Appreciation Day.” 
 
S. 3790—Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/10/22)—A bill to ensure that women seeking an abortion receive an ultrasound and the opportunity to review the ultrasound before giving informed consent to receive an abortion. 
 
Employment 
 
H. Res. 971—Rep. Don Beyer, Jr. (D-VA)/Education and Labor (3/8/22)—A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that corporations should commit to utilizing the benefits of gender diversity in boards of directors and other senior management positions. 
 
Family Support 
 
S. 3781—Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)/Agriculture, Nutrition, Forestry (3/8/22)—A bill to exclude a basic allowance for housing from income for purposes of eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  
 
H.R. 7026—Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI)/Agriculture (3/9/22)—A bill to require states to include a photograph on electronic benefit cards issued to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. 
 
Health 
 
H.R. 7011—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Energy and Commerce (3/9/22)—A bill to support stillbirth prevention and research, and for other purposes. 
 
H. Res. 974—Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs (3/9/22)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. 
 
S. 3797—Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)/Finance (3/10/22)—A bill to support stillbirth prevention and research, and for other purposes. 
 
International  
 
S. 3774—Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)/Foreign Relations (3/8/22)—A bill to address the disparate impact of climate change on women and support the efforts of women globally to address climate change, and for other purposes. 
 
S. Res. 540—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Foreign Relations (3/8/22)—A resolution supporting the goals of International Women’s Day. 
 
Veterans 
 
H.R. 6961—Rep. Frank Mrvan (D-IN)/Veteran’s Affairs (3/7/22)—A bill to improve hearings before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals regarding claims involving military sexual trauma. 
 
Violence Against Women 
 
S. 3777—Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/Judiciary (3/8/22)—A bill to provide that it is unlawful to knowingly distribute private intimate visual depictions with reckless disregard for the individual’s lack of consent to the distribution, and for other purposes. 
 
H.R. 6998—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Judiciary (3/8/22)—A bill to provide that it is unlawful to knowingly distribute private intimate visual depictions with reckless disregard for the individual’s lack of consent to the distribution, and for other purposes. 
 
H.R. 7020—Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-NY)/Ways and Means (3/9/22)—A bill to modify the ten-year marriage rule relating to spouse’s and surviving spouse’s insurance benefits in cases of domestic violence, and for other purposes. 
 
Women’s History 
 
S. Res. 537—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Considered and agreed to (3/7/22)—A resolution designating March 2022 as “National Women’s History Month.” 
 
H.R. 7013—Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA)/Oversight and Reform (3/9/22)—A bill to establish Harriet Tubman Day as a federal holiday, and for other purposes. 
 
S. Res. 542—Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)/Judiciary (3/10/22)—A resolution recognizing Girl Scouts of the United States of America on its 110th birthday and celebrating its legacy of providing girls with a safe, inclusive space that supports the next generation of women leaders. 
 
H.R. 7062—Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY)/Administration (3/11/22)—A bill direct the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain a statue of Harriet Tubman and to place the statue in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. 
 
H. Res. 978—Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)/Oversight and Reform (3/11/22)—A resolution recognizing Girl Scouts of the United States of America on its 110th birthday and celebrating its legacy of providing girls with a safe, inclusive space while supporting the next generation of women leaders. 

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