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Weekly Legislative Update: May 10, 2021

Congressional Schedule: May 10-14, 2021

The House and Senate are in session this week. 

Floor Action:

Child Protection- On Wednesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 1688, the Native American Child Protection Act. 

Employment- The House will consider H.R. 1065, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. 

Veterans- The House will consider H.R. 958, the Protecting Moms Who Served Act.

Hearings:

Employment- On Thursday, the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress will hold a hearing, “Recruiting, Empowering, and Retaining a Diverse Congressional Staff.” 


Bills Introduced: May 3-7, 2021

Employment

H.R. 3040—Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL)/Education and Labor (5/7/21)—A bill to extend paid leave, and for other purposes.

Health 

H.R. 3063—Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)/Energy and Commerce (5/7/21)—A bill to improve Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program for low-income mothers.

Human Trafficking

H.R. 3073—Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)/Judiciary; Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce; Financial Services (5/7/21)—A bill to combat child human trafficking, and for other purposes.

Military

H.R. 3047—Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA)/Armed Services (5/7/21)—A bill to improve postpartum care for members of the Armed Forces and dependents of such members, and for other purposes.

Tax Policy

H.R. 2953—Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA)/Ways and Means (5/4/21)—A bill to allow penalty-free withdrawals from retirement plans for domestic abuse victims.

Violence Against Women 

H. Res. 368—Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)/Natural Resources (5/4/21)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of May 5, 2021, as the “National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.”

H. Res. 369—Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)/Natural Resources (5/4/21)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of May 5, 2021, as the “National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.”

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