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Weekly Legislative Update: March 7, 2022

Congressional Schedule: March 7-11, 2022 

Floor Action: 
 
The House and Senate are in session this week. 
 
Appropriations- The House and Senate are expected to consider an omnibus spending package (as-yet-unnumbered) that would fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year. The current continuing resolution (CR) expires on March 11. 
 
Hearings: 
 
Budget– On Tuesday, the House Budget Committee will hold a hearing, “Ensuring Women Can Thrive in a Post-Pandemic Economy.” 

International– On Tuesday, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment and Cyber will hold a hearing “Celebrating International Women’s Day: Updates from the Women-Led Democratic Movement in Belarus.”


Bills Introduced: February 28-March 4, 2022 

Abortion 
 
S. 3713—Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)/Judiciary (2/28/22)—A bill to codify the essential holdings of Roe v. Wade (410 U.S. 113 (1973)) and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (505 U.S. 833 (1992)). 
 
Employment 
 
S. 3748—Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/3/22)—A bill to expand employees eligible for leave and employers subject to leave requirements. 
 
H.R. 6938—Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL)/Education and Labor; Oversight and Reform; House Administration (3/3/22)—A bill to expand employees eligible for leave and employers subject to leave requirements, and for other purposes. 
 
Health 
 
H. Res. 954—Rep. Joseph Morelle (D-NY)/Oversight and Reform (2/28/22)—A resolution expressing support for designation of March 3, 2022, as “National Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Day.” 
 
H.R. 6878—Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)/Judiciary; Budget (3/1/22)—A bill to address the health needs of incarcerated women related to pregnancy and childbirth, and for other purposes. 
 
Human Trafficking 
 
S. 3758—Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)/Judiciary (3/3/22)—A bill to direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study to assess the unintended impacts on the health and safety of people engaged in transactional sex, in connection with the enactment of the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 and the loss of interactive computer services that host information related to sexual exchange, to direct the attorney general to submit a report on human trafficking investigations and prosecutions in connection with the same, and for other purposes. 
 
H.R. 6928—Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce; Judiciary (3/3/22)—A bill to direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study to assess the unintended impacts on the health and safety of people engaged in transactional sex, in connection with the enactment of the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 and the loss of interactive computer services that host information related to sexual exchange, to direct the attorney general to submit a report on human trafficking investigations and prosecutions in connection with the same, and for other purposes. 
 
Military 
 
S. 3734—Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)/Judiciary (3/2/22)—A bill to designate Gold Star Families Day as a legal public holiday, and for other purposes. 
 
Small Business/Entrepreneurship 
 
H.R. 6923—Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA)/Transportation and Infrastructure; Small Business (3/3/22)—A bill to establish a program so that small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals may achieve proficiency to compete, on an equal basis, for contracts and subcontracts in Department of Transportation projects, and for other purposes. 
 
Violence Against Women 
 
H.R. 6866—Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)/Transportation and Infrastructure; Armed Services (2/28/22)—A bill to provide for certain protections against sexual harassment and sexual assault, and for other purposes. 
 
H. Res. 957—Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)/Foreign Affairs; Judiciary (3/1/22)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 
 
Women’s History 
 
S. 3750—Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (3/3/2022)—A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the individuals and communities who volunteered or donated items to the North Platte Canteen in North Platte, Nebraska, during World War II from December 25, 1941 to April 1, 1946. The North Platte Canteen was staffed primarily by women, who provided food, cigarettes, and magazines to soldiers during World War II. 

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