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Weekly Legislative Update: May 11-15, 2020

Congressional Schedule: May 11-15, 2020

Floor Action:

The Senate is in session this week.

The House is in recess until further notice.

Mark-Ups:

International– On Thursday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will consider several pieces of legislation, including S. Res. 533, a resolution supporting the goals of International Women’s Day.

Bills Introduced: May 4-8, 2020

Abortion

H.R. 6742—Rep. Michael Conaway (R-TX)/Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor (5/8/20)—A bill to prohibit the expenditure for an abortion of federal funds authorized or appropriated for preventing, preparing for, or responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Child Protection

S. 3629—Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)/Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (5/6/20)—A bill to establish the Office to Enforce and Protect Against Child Sexual Exploitation.
 
S. 3660—Sen. Robert Casey, Jr. (D-PA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/7/20)— A bill to provide emergency funding for caseworkers and child protective services.

H.R. 6752—Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)/Judiciary; Education and Labor; Ways and Means (5/8/20)—A bill to establish the Office to Enforce and Protect Against Child Sexual Exploitation.

Health

H.R. 6703—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Education and Labor (5/5/20)—A bill to include eating disorder prevention within local school wellness policy, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

S. Res. 563—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Considered and agreed to (5/6/20)—A resolution designating March 2020, as “National Women’s History Month.”

S. Res. 565—Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)/Agreed to in Senate (5/7/20)—A resolution recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.

Tax Policy

S. 3652—Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)/Finance (5/7/20)—A bill to allow 2020 recovery rebates with respect to qualifying children over the age of 16 and other dependents.

S. 3653—Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)/Finance (5/7/20)—A bill to allow tax credits to state and local governments for required paid sick leave and required paid family and medical leave.

H.R. 6762—Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY)/Ways and Means (5/8/20)—A bill to provide COVID-19 related assistance through a special earned income rule for purposes of the refundable child and earned income credits for taxable year 2020.

Violence Against Women

S. Res. 555—Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)/Judiciary (5/4/20)—A resolution recognizing and supporting the advocates, counselors, volunteers, and first responders who served survivors on an emergency basis during “National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.”

H. Res. 950—Rep. Deb Haaland (D-MN)/Natural Resources (5/5/20)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of May 5, 2020, as the “National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.”

S. Res. 560—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Judiciary (5/6/20)—A resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of “National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.”

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