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Weekly Legislative Update: March 21, 2022

Congressional Schedule: March 21-25, 2022 

Floor Action: 

The Senate is in session this week. The House is in recess this week. 
 
Mark-Ups: 
 
International- On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will mark up several bills, including S. Res. 503, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the government of the People’s Republic of China should immediately guarantee the safety and freedom of tennis star Peng Shuai. 
 
Hearings: 
 
Child Care- On Tuesday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing, “Child Care and Preschool: Cutting Costs for Working Families.” 
 
Veterans- On Wednesday, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a hearing, “Honoring Our Commitment: Improving VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.” 


Bills Introduced: March 14-18, 2022 

Education 
 
H.R. 7092—Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)/Education and Labor (3/15/22)—A bill to establish a grant program to assist states to establish or expand universal prekindergarten in public schools and public charter schools. 
 
Employment 
 
H.R. 7145—Rep. Lori Trahan (D-MA)/Education and Labor (3/17/22)—A bill to encourage employer participation in apprenticeship programs. 
 
Family Support 
 
H. Res. 980—Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)/Education and Labor (3/15/22)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of the third week of March 2022 as “National Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Week.” 
 
Health 
 
S. 3824—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/14/22)—A bill to reauthorize a grant program for screening, assessment, and treatment services for maternal mental health and substance use disorders, and for other purposes. 
 
H.R. 7073—Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)/Energy and Commerce (3/15/22)—A bill to reauthorize a grant program for screening, assessment, and treatment services for maternal mental health and substance use disorders, and for other purposes. 
 
Reproductive Health 
 
S.J. Res. 41—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/16/22)—A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services relating to “Ensuring Access to Equitable, Affordable, Client-Centered, Quality Family Planning Services.” 
 
H.J. Res. 76—Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX)/Energy and Commerce (3/16/22)—A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services relating to “Ensuring Access to Equitable, Affordable, Client-Centered, Quality Family Planning Services.” 
 
 
Violence Against Women 
 
H.R. 7132—Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH)/Energy and Commerce (3/17/22)—A bill to preserve safe access to communications services for survivors of domestic violence and other crimes, and for other purposes. 
 
Women’s History 
 
H.R. 7091—Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D-MD)/Financial Services; House Administration (3/15/22)—A bill to award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Henrietta Lacks, in recognition of her immortal cells, which have made invaluable contributions to global health, scientific research, our quality of life, and patients’ rights. 
 

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