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Weekly Legislative Update: May 26-29, 2020

Congressional Schedule: May 26-29, 2020

Floor Action

The House is in session this week.

The Senate is in recess.

Bills Introduced: May 18-22, 2020

Child Care

S. Res. 594—Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/21/20)—A resolution calling for the payments to states for the Child Care and Development Block Grant program to be sufficient to cover losses experienced by child care providers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Military

S. 3776—Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)/Armed Services (5/20/20)—A bill to provide for the continuation of paid parental leave for members of the Armed Services in the event of the death of the child.

S. 3800—Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Armed Services (5/21/20)—A bill to provide for the enhancement of command climate assessments in the Armed Forces in order to improve the assessment of matters in connection with military family readiness, and for other purposes.

S. 3808—Sen Richard Blumenthal (D-CT/Armed Services (5/21/20)—A bill to improve the affordability and accessibility of child care for military families, and for other purposes.

S. 3809—Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Armed Services (5/21/20)—A bill to require the comptroller general of the United States to conduct a study on prenatal and postpartum mental health conditions among members of the Armed Forces and their dependents.

S. 3826—Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Armed Services (5/21/20)—A bill to require the secretary of Defense to provide additional resources, including doula support, for pregnant beneficiaries under the TRICARE program, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

H.R. 6944—Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA)/Financial Services (5/19/20)—A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Billie Jean King, in recognition of her contribution to the nation and her courageous and groundbreaking leadership advancing equal rights for women and the LGBTQ community in athletics, education, and our society.

S. 3839—Sen. Todd Young (R-IN)/Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (5/21/20)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2719 South Webster Street in Kokomo, Indiana, as the “Opha May Johnson Post Office.”

S.J. Res. 74—Sen. John Thune (R-SD)/Energy and Natural Resources (5/21/20)—A joint resolution requesting the secretary of the Interior to authorize a unique and one-time arrangement for certain displays on Mount Rushmore National Memorial relating to the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States during the period beginning August 18, 2020, and ending on September 30, 2020.

Reproductive Health

H. Res. 972—Rep. David Scott (D-GA)/Energy and Commerce (5/19/20)—A bill recognizing the seriousness of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2020 as “PCOS Awareness Month.”

S. 3799—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Financial Services (5/21/20)—A bill to expand access to health care services, including sexual, reproductive, and maternal health services, for immigrants by removing legal and policy barriers to health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.

Tax Policy

S. 3764—Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)/Finance (5/19/20)—A bill to create federal child savings accounts, and for other purposes.

H.R. 7008—Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH)/Ways and Means (5/22/20)— A bill to provide flexibility for families with health flexible spending arrangements and dependent care flexible spending arrangements, and for other purposes.

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