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Weekly Legislative Update: May 9, 2022

Congressional Schedule: May 9-13, 2022 

Floor Action:

The House and Senate are in session this week. 

Abortion- This week, the Senate is scheduled to begin consideration of S. 4132, the Women’s Health Protection Act. 

Violence Against Women– On Tuesday, the House will consider several bills, including H.R. 224, a bill to designate the “Vanessa Guillén Post Office Building.” 

Women’s History- Also on Tuesday, the House will consider several bills, including H.R. 6614, a bill to designate the “Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Post Office Building.” 

Mark-ups: 

Small Business- On Wednesday, the House Small Business Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 7670, the Women-Owned Small Business Program Transparency Act. 

Women’s History- On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Reform Committee will consider several bills, including, H.R. 228, a bill to designate the “Norma Comnick Post Office Building.”

Hearings: 

Women’s History- On Wednesday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks will hold a hearing on several bills, including S. 1718, a bill to amend the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park Establishment Act of 2000, and S. 1814/H.R. 3531, a bill to authorize the Women Who Worked on the Home Front Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs. 


Bills Introduced: May 2-6, 2022 

Abortion 
 
S. 4132—Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar (5/3/22)—A bill to protect a person’s ability to determine whether to continue or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide abortion services. 
 
Small Business/Entrepreneurship 
 
S. Res. 612—Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)/Small Business and Entrepreneurship (5/3/22)—A resolution recognizing women-owned small businesses for National Small Business Week. 
 
H.R. 7664—Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX)/Small Business (5/3/22)—A bill to include requirements relating to graduates of career and technical education programs or programs of study for small business development centers and women’s business centers, and for other purposes. 
 
H.R. 7670—Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA)/Small Business (5/6/22)—A bill to require a report on small business concerns owned and controlled by women, and for other purposes. 
 
Violence Against Women 
 
S. Res. 620—Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)/Considered and agreed to (5/5/22)—A resolution designating May 5, 2022 as the “National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.” 
 
H. Res. 1094—Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)/Natural Resources (5/6/22)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of May 5, 2022 as the “National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.” 
 

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