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Weekly Legislative Update: May 23, 2022

Congressional Schedule: May 23-27, 2022

Floor Action:

The Senate is in session this week and the House is in a committee work period with no scheduled votes.

Health- This week, the Senate is likely to consider H.R. 7790, the Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Mark-Ups:

Women’s History- On Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 2142, a bill to designate the “Indiana Hunt-Martin Post Office Building.”

Hearings:

Health- On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing, “Formula Safety and Supply: Protecting the Health of America’s Babies.”

Also on Wednesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies will hold a hearing, “The Infant Formula Crisis.”

On Thursday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing, “Infant Formula Crisis: Addressing the Shortage and Getting Formula on the Shelves.”


Bills Introduced: May 16-20, 2022

Abortion

H.R. 7798—Rep. C. Scott Franklin (R-FL)/Energy and Commerce (5/17/22)—A bill to prohibit sale or transactions relating to human fetal tissue.

H.R. 7816—Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)/Energy and Commerce (5/18/22)—A bill to prohibit fetal remains in publicly owned water systems, and for other purposes.

Health

S. 4226—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (5/16/22)—A bill to designate baby formula as a scarce and critical material under the Defense Production Act of 1950, and for other purposes.

H.R. 7781—Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)/Energy and Commerce; Financial Services (5/16/22)—A bill to designate baby formula as a scarce and critical material under the Defense Production Act of 1950, and for other purposes.

S. Res. 637—Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/17/22)—A resolution expressing support for viewing women’s health as a critical issue for the economy and workforce of the United States and for advancing the health and well-being of all people.

H.R. 7790—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Appropriations; Budget (5/17/22)—A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes.

H.R. 7791—Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-CT)/Education and Labor (5/17/22)—A bill to amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to establish waiver authority to address certain emergencies, disasters, and supply chain disruptions, and for other purposes.

H.R. 7802—Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC)/Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce (5/17/22)—A bill to improve the infant formula supply chain, and for other purposes.

H.R. 7808—Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT)/Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor (5/17/22)—A bill to suspend duties and other restrictions on the importation of infant formula to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, and for other purposes.

H. Con. Res. 90—Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ)/Financial Services (5/17/22)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the President should invoke the authorities provided under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to increase the production of baby formula and provide for the equitable distribution of baby formula through federally qualified health centers.

H. Res. 1129—Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)/Energy and Commerce (5/17/22)—A resolution expressing support for viewing women’s health as a critical issue for the economy and workforce of the United States and for advancing the health and well-being of all people.

S. 4256—Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/18/22)—A bill to prevent food shortages, including shortages of infant formula and certain medical foods.

S. 4257—Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (5/18/22)—A bill to establish requirements for infant formula cost containment contracts, and for other purposes.

H.R. 7815—Rep. John Curtis (R-UT)/Energy and Commerce (5/18/22)—A bill to require the president to submit a report on the actions Executive [Branch] agencies are taking to end the infant formula shortage.

H.R. 7830—Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)/Energy and Commerce (5/18/22)—A bill to improve the infant formula supply chain, and for other purposes.

International

H. Res. 1132—Rep. Greg Stanton (D-AZ)/Foreign Affairs (5/18/22)—A resolution calling for the immediate release of Brittney Griner, a citizen of the United States, who was wrongfully detained by the government of the Russian Federation in February 2022.

Tax Policy

S. 4252—Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)/Finance (5/18/22)—A bill to terminate duties and other restrictions on the importation of infant formula, and for other purposes.

H.R. 7822—Rep. Mark Green (R-TN)/Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce (5/18/22)—A bill to allow for duty-free importation and sale of infant formula that is lawfully marketed as such in its country of origin, and for other purposes.

 

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