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Weekly Legislative Update: May 27, 2019

Congressional Schedule: May 27-31, 2019

Congress is in recess until June 3.


Bills Introduced: May 20-24, 2019

Abortion

S. 1645—Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Judiciary (5/23/19)—A bill to protect a woman’s ability to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide reproductive health care services, including abortion services.

H.R. 2975—Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (5/23/19)—A bill to protect a woman’s ability to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide reproductive health care services, including abortion services.

Child Protection

H.R. 2873—Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)/Judiciary (5/21/19)—A bill to criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction, or live transmission, of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and for other purposes.

Family Support

H.R. 2940—Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)/Ways and Means (5/23/19)—A bill to extend the program of block grants to states for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and related programs through September 30, 2019.

Health

S. 1600—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/22/19)—A bill to support states in their work to end preventable morbidity and mortality in maternity care by using evidence-based quality improvement to protect the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period and to reduce neonatal and infant mortality, to eliminate racial disparities in maternal health outcomes, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2902—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Energy and Commerce (5/22/19)—A bill to support states in their work to end preventable morbidity and mortality in maternity care by using evidence-based quality improvement to protect the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period and to reduce neonatal and infant mortality, to eliminate racial disparities in maternal health outcomes, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 399—Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (5/22/19)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day.

S. 1647—Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA)/Finance (5/23/19)—A bill to extend funding for family-to-family health information centers, and for other purposes.

S. Res. 225—Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)/Considered and agreed to (5/23/19)—A resolution supporting the goals of International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day.

International

H. Res. 406—Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)/Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce (5/23/19)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Menstrual Hygiene Day.

Military

H.R. 3015—Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH)/Armed Services (5/23/19)—A bill to enhance the prevention of sexual assault and related offenses in the Armed Forces, to enhance protections of victims of such offenses, to improve the investigation and prosecution of such offenses, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

H. Res. 397—Rep. William “Lacy” Clay, Jr. (D-MO)/Financial Services; Judiciary (5/22/19)—A resolution recognizing the challenges, achievements, and significant contributions of women and minorities in the fields of housing, housing finance, and community development.

S. Res. 219—Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)/Judiciary (5/23/19)—A resolution honoring the life and legacy of Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color to serve in Congress.

H. Con. Res. 44—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/House Administration (5/24/19)—A concurrent resolution directing the Joint Committee on the Library to revise the statue commemorating women’s suffrage which is located in the rotunda of the United States Capitol, commonly known as the “Portrait Monument,” by placing on the statue an inscription which is based on the original inscription which was on the statue when the statue was delivered to the United States Capitol in 1921, and for other purposes.

Reproductive Health

S. Con. Res. 18—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/21/19)—A concurrent resolution supporting reproductive health care in the United States.

H. Con. Res. 40—Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)/Energy and Commerce (5/21/19)—A concurrent resolution supporting reproductive health care in the United States.

Social Security/Retirement

S. 1672—Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/23/19)—A bill to authorize the National Resource Center on Women and Retirement Planning, and for other purposes.

Veterans

H.R. 2941—Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA)/Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services (5/23/19)—A bill to direct the secretary of Defense and the secretaries of the military departments to encourage female members who separate or retire from the Armed Forces during fiscal year 2020 to participate in the Women’s Health Transition Training pilot program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2942—Rep. Gilbert Ray Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA)/Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services (5/23/19)—A bill to direct the secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out the Women’s Health Transition Training pilot program through at least fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2972—Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-NY)/Veterans’ Affairs (5/23/19)—A bill to direct the secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the communications of the Department of Veterans Affairs relating to services available for women veterans, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2982—Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC)/Veterans’ Affairs (5/23/19)—A bill to direct the secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study of the barriers for women veterans to health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Violence Against Women

S. 1624—Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (5/22/19)—A bill to require the secretary of Housing and Urban Development to improve services for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking and their families.

H.R. 2889—Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR)/Judiciary (5/22/19)—A bill to direct the attorney general to acquire data, for each calendar year, about sexual offenses, including rape, that occur aboard any mode of transportation over which the federal government exercises jurisdiction.

H.R. 2896—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Judiciary (5/22/19)—A bill to provide that it is unlawful to knowingly distribute private intimate visual depictions with reckless disregard for the individual’s lack of consent to the distribution, and for other purposes.

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