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Weekly Legislative Update: May 2, 2022

Congressional Schedule: May 2-6, 2022

Floor Action:

The Senate is in session this week; the House is in recess this week. 


Bills Introduced: April 25-29, 2022

Abortion

H.R. 7604—Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)/Judiciary (4/27/22)—A bill to provide for enhanced penalties for partial birth abortions. 

Child Protection

H. Res. 1073—Rep. John Katko (R-NY)/Education and Labor (4/28/22)—A resolution expressing support for the goals and ideals of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

Education

H.R. 7620—Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL)/Education and Labor (4/28/22)—A bill to implement Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 with respect to elementary and secondary schools, and for other purposes. 

Family Support

H.R. 7603—Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA)/Education and Labor (4/27/22)—A bill to require the secretary of Agriculture to establish a publicly available database of bid solicitations for infant formula under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). 

Health

H.R. 7585—Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL)/Energy and Commerce; Agriculture; Oversight and Reform; Ways and Means; Education and Labor; Judiciary; Budget; Veterans’ Affairs; Natural Resources; Armed Services; Homeland Security; Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure (4/26/22)—A bill to improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes. This legislation contains provisions to address maternal health and mental health care.

S. 4100—Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)/Finance (4/27/22)—A bill to provide coverage under the Medicaid program for services provided by doulas and midwives, and for other purposes. 

Human Trafficking 

H.R. 7566—Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Judiciary (4/25/22)—A bill to increase the punishment for human trafficking in a school zone, and for other purposes. 

Military

S. 4113—Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)/Armed Services (4/28/22)—A bill to provide for the independent investigation and prosecution of sexual harassment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and for other purposes. 

Sports

S. Res. 598—Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)/Considered and agreed to (4/27/22)—A resolution congratulating the Glenville State University women’s basketball team for winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Women’s Basketball Championship at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Small Business/Entrepreneurship

S. 4097—Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/27/22)—A bill to improve access for diverse-owned asset management firms, and for other purposes. This bill contains provisions to ensure that women and minority-owned firms are equally represented in asset management.

H.R. 7594—Rep. Betty Joyce (D-OH)/Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor; Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure; Armed Services; House Administration (4/27/22)—A bill to improve access for diverse-owned asset management firms, and for other purposes. This bill contains provisions to ensure that women and minority-owned firms are equally represented in asset management. 

Violence Against Women

S. 4115—Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA)/Budget (4/28/22)—A bill to curtail the use of changes in mandatory programs affecting the Crime Victims Fund to inflate spending. This bill contains provisions to provide funding assistance to rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters, as well as compensation to victims of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, and other crimes.

S. Res. 603—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Considered and agreed to (4/28/22)—A resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

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