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Weekly Legislative Update: November 18, 2019

Congressional Schedule

Floor Action:

Appropriations- This week, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 3055, a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through December 20. The current CR (P.L. 116-59) expires on November 21.

Employment- On Monday, the House will consider several bills, including H.R. 5084, the Improving Corporate Governance through Diversity Act of 2019.

Mark-Ups:

Health- On Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 4995, the maternal Health Quality Improvement Act, and H.R. 4996, the Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services (MOMS) Act.

Violence Against Women- On Tuesday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 5139,  the Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act. 

On Wednesday, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee will mark up several bills, including S. 227 Savanna’s Law, and S. 982, the Not Invisible Act. 


Bills Introduced

Abortion

S. 2836—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (11/12/19)—A bill to prohibit the secretary of Health and Human Services from taking any action to implement, enforce, or otherwise give effect to the final rule, entitled “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority.”

H.R. 5036—Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH)/Energy and Commerce (11/12/19)—A bill to prohibit the secretary of Health and Human Services from taking any action to implement, enforce, or otherwise give effect to the final rule, entitled “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority.”

Employment

S. 2845—Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (11/13/19)—A bill to repeal certain limits on leave for married individuals employed by the same employer.

H.R. 5075—Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA)/Education and Labor; Oversight and Reform; House Administration (11/13/19)—A bill to repeal certain limits on leave for married individuals employed by the same employer.

S. 2858—Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (11/14/19)—A bill to require the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to establish an advisory board focused on creating opportunities for women in the trucking industry, and for other purposes.

H.R. 5118—Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA)/Transportation and Infrastructure (11/15/19)—A bill to establish a program to carry out public service campaigns which promote transportation career opportunities and improve diversity in the workforce.

Human Trafficking

H.R. 5080—Rep. Ross Spano (R-FL)/Judiciary; Foreign Affairs (11/14/19)—A bill to establish a rebuttable presumption that certain federal offenses were induced by coercion if a defendant was the victim of trafficking when such offense was committed, and for other purposes.

International

H. Res. 688—Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)/Foreign Affairs 911/12/19)—A resolution recognizing 25 years since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, Egypt and reaffirming the goals and ideals of the ICPD Programme of Action, including comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Miscellaneous

S. 2838—Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (11/12/19)—A bill to improve the transparency of the United States Center for Safe Sport, to provide grant accountability, and to protect victims of abuse from retaliation, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 690—Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)/Oversight and Reform (11/12/19)—A resolution commending Alice Allison Dunnigan for her barrier-breaking career in journalism.

H.R. 5068—Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)/Natural Resources (11/13/19)—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, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 700—Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY)/Oversight and Reform (11/14/19)—A resolution supporting the designation of December 10, 2019, as “Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Day.”

Veterans

H.R. 5045—Rep. J. Luis Correa (D-CA)/Veterans’ Affairs (11/12/19)—A bill to require the secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain training or vocational rehabilitation, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

H.R. 5041—Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA)/Education and Labor (11/12/19)—A bill to amend the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act to make improvements.

S. 2843—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Judiciary (11/13/19)—A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, and for other purposes.

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