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Weekly Legislative Update: May 4-8, 2020

Congressional Schedule: May 4-8, 2020

Floor Action:

The Senate is in session this week.

The House is in recess until May 11.


Bills Introduced: April 27 – May 1, 2020

Employment

H.R. 6636—Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)/Natural Resources (4/28/20)—A bill to address sexual harassment involving National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration personnel, and for other purposes.
 
Family Support

H.R. 6688—Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)/Agriculture (5/1/20)—A bill to modify the Restaurant Meals Program under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in response to COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Housing

H. Res. 946—Rep. Al Green (D-TX)/Judiciary (5/1/20)—A resolution promoting and supporting the goals and ideals of the Fair Housing Act and recognizing April 2020 as “Fair Housing Month,” which includes bringing attention to the discrimination faced by everyday Americans in the United States in housing and housing-related transactions on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, familial status, disability, and religion, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Military

H.R. 6667—Rep. Gilbert Ray Cisneros (D-CA)/Armed Services (5/1/20)—A bill to improve the ability of the Department of Defense to effectively prevent, track, and respond to military-connected child abuse.

Tax Policy

H.R. 6643—Rep. Bradley Schneider (D-IL)/Ways and Means (4/28/20)—A bill to allow tax credits to federal, state, and local governments for required paid sick leave and required paid family and medical leave.

Violence Against Women

H.R. 6633—Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA)/Judiciary (4/28/20)—A bill to require the attorney general to issue guidance to law enforcement agencies as they respond to increased levels of domestic violence during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6685—Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA)/Education and Labor (5/1/20)—A bill to provide for a matching funds waiver for formula grants and subgrants under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.

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