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Weekly Legislative Update: March 2-6, 2020

Congressional Schedule: March 2-6, 2020

Floor Action:

International– On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 4508, the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act, and H. Res. 230, a resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States condemns all forms of violence against children globally and recognizes the harmful impacts of violence against children.


Employment– On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Reform Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 5885, the Federal Employment Paid Leave Technical Corrections Act, H.R. 5972, a bill to designate the Mary Ann Shadd Cary Post Office building, H.R. 3870, a bill to designate the Normandia Maldonado Post Office building, and H.R. 5597, a bill to designate the Clara Luper Post Office building.

International– On Wednesday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will mark up several bills, including H. Res. 723 , a resolution to encourage all nations to end sexual violence against girls through in-country data-driven reforms as demonstrated by multiple African nations, H. Res. 742, a resolution recognizing the continued success of the Food for Peace Act, and H.R. 5664, the Leveraging Information on Foreign Traffickers Act.


Human Trafficking– On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy will hold a hearing, “The Traffickers’ Roadmap: How Bad Actors Exploit Financial Systems to Facilitate the Illicit Trade in People, Animals, Drugs, and Weapons.”

Bills Introduced: February 24-28, 2020


S. 3358—Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)/Health Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/27/20)—A bill to extend protections to part-time workers in the areas of family and medical leave and pension plans, and to ensure equitable treatment in the workplace.

H.R. 5991—Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)/Education and Labor; House Administration; Oversight and Reform; Ways and Means; Judiciary (2/27/20)—A bill to extend protections to part-time workers in the areas of family and medical leave and pension plans, and to ensure equitable treatment in the workplace.

H.R. 5993—Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH)/Veterans’ Affairs; Homeland Security; Transportation and Infrastructure (2/27/20)—A bill to provide paid parental leave to certain employees of the Federal Aviation Administration, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Family Support

S. 3325—Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)/Finance (2/24/20)—A bill to allow states to use incentive payments available under the child support enforcement program to improve parent-child relationships, increase child support collections, and improve outcomes for children by supporting parenting time agreements for noncustodial parents in uncontested agreements, and for other purposes.

S. 3338—Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-MN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/25/20)—A bill to establish programs to improve family economic security by breaking the cycle of multigenerational poverty, and for other purposes.

S. 3357—Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (2/27/20)—A bill to enhance state efforts to cross-enroll participants to improve nutritional outcomes for pregnant women, postpartum women, and young children, and for other purposes.


H.R. 5939—Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Energy and Commerce (2/21/20)—A bill to provide for research and education with respect to triple-negative breast cancer, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 873—Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)/Energy and Commerce (2/27/20)—A resolution to recognize the impact and importance of improving prevention, detection, and treatment modalities for African-American women with cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Human Trafficking

S. 3333—Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/25/20)—A bill to provide for the implementation of curricula for training students, teachers, and school personnel to understand, recognize, prevent, and respond to signs of human trafficking and exploitation in children and youth, and for other purposes.


H.R. 5941—Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Foreign Affairs (2/21/20)—A bill to require that activities carried out by the United States in South Sudan relating to governance, reconstruction and development, and refugee relief and assistance will support the basic human rights of women and women’s participation and leadership in these areas.

S. Res. 510—Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)/Foreign Relations (2/27/20)—A resolution to commend the people of Taiwan on holding free and fair democratic presidential and legislative elections, and congratulating Madame Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election to the presidency of Taiwan.


H.R. 6030—Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS)/Oversight and Reform (2/28/20)—A bill to allow spouses of uniformed service members to make contributions towards such member’s Thrift Savings Fund account, and for other purposes.


H.R. 5972—Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE)/Oversight and Reform (2/26/20)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 500 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1, in Wilmington, Delaware, as the “Mary Ann Shadd Cary Post Office.”

H.R. 5983—Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)/Oversight and Reform (2/26/20)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4150 Chicago Avenue in Riverside, California, as the “Woodie Rucker-Hughes Post Office Building.”

H. Con. Res. 92—Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)/House Administration (2/26/20)—A resolution to authorize the printing of a revised and updated version of the House document entitled “Women in Congress, 1917-2006.”

S. Res. 513—Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)/Considered and agreed to (2/27/20)—A resolution designating February 2020 as “American Heart Month” and February, 7, 2020, as “National Wear Red Day.”

H. Con. Res. 94—Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL)/House Administration (2/28/20)—A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to present the statue of Mary McLeod Bethune from the people of Florida for placement in National Statuary Hall.


H.R. 5979—Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL)/Education and Labor (2/26/20)—A bill to direct the secretary of Education to carry out a STEM grant program.

S. Res. 519—Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)/Considered and agreed to (2/27/20)—A resolution honoring the life and achievements of Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson.


H.R. 6036—Rep. David Joe (R-TN)/Veterans’ Affairs (2/28/20)—A bill to provide for family and medical leave for certain Department of Veterans Affairs employees, and for other purposes.