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Weekly Legislative Update: May 18-22, 2020

Congressional Schedule: May 18-22, 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.511, supporting the role of the United States in helping save the lives of children and protecting the health of people in developing countries with vaccines and immunization through GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance; and S.Res.533, supporting the goals of International Women’s Day. 


Bills Introduced: May 11-15, 2020

Abortion

S. 3686—Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN)/Judiciary (5/12/20)—A bill to provide for parental notification and intervention in the case of an unemancipated minor seeking an abortion.

Child Care

H.R. 6843—Rep. David Trone (D-MD)/Education and Labor (5/12/20)—A bill to provide reimbursements for the child care operational emergency costs of certain institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.
 
Child Protection

H.R. 6838—Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA)/Appropriations; Budget (5/12/20)—A bill to provide emergency funding for caseworkers and child protective services.
 
Family Support

S. 3672—Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)/Finance (5/11/20)—A bill to provide states and Indian tribes with flexibility in administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program due to the public health emergency with respect to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), to make emergency grants to states and Indian tribes to provide financial support for low-income individuals affected by that public health emergency, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6811—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Education and Labor (5/12/20)—A bill to increase the age of eligibility for children to receive benefits under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and for other purposes.

S. 3697—Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-CT)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (5/12/20)—A bill to modify the Restaurant Meals Program under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in response to COVID-19, and for other purposes.

S. 3719—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (5/13/20)—A bill to require that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits be calculated using the value of the low-cost food plan, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6865—Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)/Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce (5/14/20)—A bill to provide emergency assistance to families through home visiting programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

S. 3736—Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (5/14/20)—A bill to increase access to food delivery under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6904—Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-CT)/Agriculture; Budget (5/15/20)—A bill to increase access to food delivery under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to address the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Military

S. 3692—Sen. Kristin Gillibrand (D-NY)/Armed Services (5/12/20)—A bill to improve the ability of the Department of Defense to effectively prevent, track, and respond to military-connected child abuse.

Miscellaneous

S. Res. 581—Sen. Scott Rick (R-FL)/Judiciary (5/14/20)—A resolution honoring the memory of Jereima “Jeri” Bustamante on the second anniversary of her passing.

Tax Policy

S. 3679—Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)/Finance (5/11/20)—A bill to require the Internal Revenue Service to establish a procedure by which parents may immediately claim the recovery rebate amount for children born in 2020.

Violence Against Women

S. 3723—Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI)/Judiciary (5/13/20)—A bill to provide services to victims of sexual abuse who are incarcerated, and for other purposes.

S. 3739—Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/14/20)—A bill to provide for matching funds waivers for formula grants and subgrants under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.

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