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Weekly Legislative Update: March 16-20, 2020

Congressional Schedule: March 16-20, 2020

The Senate is in session this week.

The House is in recess until March 23. 


Bills Introduced: March 9-13, 2020

Employment

H.R. 6150—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Education and Labor; House Administration; Oversight and Reform; Judiciary (3/9/20)—A bill to allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.

H.R. 6164—Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)/Energy and Commerce (3/10/20)—A bill to grow and diversify the perinatal workforce, and for other purposes.

S. 3448—Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/11/20)—A bill to provide for certain contracting requirements to promote fair and safe workplaces, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6220—Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA)/Education and Labor; Oversight and Reform; House Administration (3/12/20)—A bill to provide for leave with respect to a public health emergency, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6240—Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)/Oversight and Reform; House Administration; Judiciary (3/12/20)—A bill to establish a Government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the Federal workforce, and for other purposes.

Health

H.R. 6132—Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA)/Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Agricultural; Transportation and Infrastructure; Education and Labor (3/9/20)—A bill to address social determinants of health for women in the prenatal and postpartum periods, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6137—Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)/Energy and Commerce (3/9/20)—A bill to establish and implement a Perinatal Care Alternative Payment Model Demonstration Project, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6138—Rep. Eddie Bernie Johnson (D-TX)/Energy and Commerce (3/9/20)—A bill to improve maternal health outcomes, especially for underserved populations, through investments in technology, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6142—Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)/Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure; Education and Labor; Judiciary; Natural Resources; Agriculture; Veterans’ Affairs—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. 6143—Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA)/Energy and Commerce (3/9/20)—A bill to improve maternal mental and behavioral health outcomes with a particular focus on outcomes for minority women, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6144—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Energy and Commerce (3/9/20)—A bill to make investments in community-based organizations and other initiatives to prevent maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity, especially for Black women, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 888—Rep. David Scott (D-GA)/Energy and Commerce (3/9/20)—Supporting the designation of March 2020 as Endometriosis Awareness Month.

S. 3424—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/10/20)—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. 6165—Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS)/Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources (3/10/20)—A bill to improve data collection with respect to maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6178—Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)/Energy and Commerce (3/10/20)—A bill to provide for a demonstration program to facilitate the clinical adoption of pregnancy intention screening initiatives by health care and social service providers.

S. 3443—Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)/Finance (3/11/20)—A bill to provide Medicaid coverage for all pregnant and postpartum women, to provide coverage under the Medicaid program for services provided by doulas, midwives, and lactation consultants, and for other purposes.

Human Trafficking

H.R. 6279—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Financial Services (3/13/20)—A bill to require certain companies to disclose information describing any measures the company has taken to identify and address conditions of forced labor, slavery, human trafficking, and the worst forms of child labor within the company’s supply chains.

International

H.R. 6239—Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)/Foreign Affairs (3/12/20)—A bill to establish the Leadership Institute for Transatlantic Engagement to develop a diverse community of transatlantic leaders at all levels of government, including emerging leaders, committed to democratic institutions.

H. Res. 894—Rep. William Keating (D-MA)/Foreign Affairs (3/10/20)—A resolution expressing the continued commitment of the House of Representatives to condemn and prevent the use of sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflict as a weapon of war and fully implement the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda.

Judiciary

H.R. 6129—Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)/Judiciary; Energy and Commerce (3/9/2020)—A bill to provide improved care and protection to incarcerated mothers, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

S. 3423—Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)/Rules and Administration (3/10/20)—A bill to accept a statue depicting Harriet Tubman from the Harriet Tubman Statue Commission of Maryland and display the statue in a prominent location in the Capitol.

S. 3474—Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)/Energy and Natural Resources (3/12/20)—A bill to authorize the Women Who Worked on the Home Front Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 893—Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA)/Education and Labor (3/10/20)—A resolution expressing support for designation of March 21, 2020, as “National Rosie the Riveter Day.”

S. Res. 543—Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)/Judiciary (3/12/20)—A resolution recognizing Girl Scouts of the United States of America on its 108th birthday and celebrating its legacy of creating leaders in Gold Award Girl Scouts, including the 2019 National Gold Award Girl Scouts.

H. Res. 898—Rep. Kendra Horn (D-OK)/Oversight and Reform (3/12/20)—A resolution recognizing Girl Scouts of the United States of America on its 108th birthday and celebrating its legacy of building changemakers in Gold Award Girl Scouts, including the 2019 National Gold Award Girl Scouts.

STEM

H.R. 6140—Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)/Veterans’ Affairs (3/9/20)—A bill to improve the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship program.

H.R. 6195—Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA)/Education and Labor (3/11/20)—A bill to provide grants to eligible local educational agencies to encourage female students to pursue studies and careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.

Tax Policy

H.R. 6221—Rep. Josh Harder (D-CA)/Ways and Means (3/12/20)—A bill to allow a tax credit for employers under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 for certain mandated paid sick leave.

Veterans’ Affairs

H.R. 6141—Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)/Veterans’ Affairs (3/9/20)—A bill to improve maternity care coordination provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

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