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Weekly Legislative Update: November 22, 2021

Congressional Schedule: November 22-26, 2021

Floor Action:

The House and Senate are in recess this week.


Bills Introduced: November 15-19, 2021

Abortion

H.R. 6060—Rep. Andy Harris (R-MO)/Energy and Commerce (11/19/21)—A bill to prohibit governmental discrimination against health care providers that do not participate in abortion.

Employment

S. 3219—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (11/17/21)—A bill to prevent discrimination and harassment in employment.

H.R. 5994—Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)/Education and Labor; Judiciary; House Administration; Oversight and Reform; Veterans’ Affairs (11/17/21)—A bill to prevent discrimination and harassment in employment.

S. 3253—Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK)/Finance (11/18/21)—A bill to provide leave for the spontaneous loss of an unborn child, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6031—Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA)/Education and Labor; Oversight and Reform; House Administration; Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce (11/18/21)—A bill to provide leave for the spontaneous loss of an unborn child, and for other purposes.

Family Support

S. 3216—Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (11/17/21)—A bill to require the secretary of Agriculture to establish a publicly available database of bid solicitations for infant formula under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

S. 3226—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (11/17/21)—A bill to permit video or telephone certifications under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and for other purposes.

Health

H.R. 5995—Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN)/Energy and Commerce (11/17/21)—A bill to provide research on, and services for, individuals with clinical mental health complications following a pregnancy loss, and for other purposes.

S. 3239—Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)/Finance (11/18/21)—A bill to provide a special enrollment period for pregnant persons, and for other purposes.

International

S. 3233—Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)/Foreign Relations (11/18/21)—A bill to help increase the development, distribution, and use of clean cookstoves and fuels to improve health, protect the climate and environment, empower women, create jobs, and help consumers save time and money.

Reproductive Health

S. 3223—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (11/17/21)—A bill to establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, medication related to contraception, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6005—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (11/17/21)—A bill to establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, medication related to contraception, and for other purposes.

Veterans

H.R. 6064—Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX)/Veterans’ Affairs (11/19/21)—A bill to direct the secretary of Veterans Affairs to seek to enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a review of examinations, furnished by the secretary, to individuals who submit claims to the secretary for compensation for mental and physical conditions linked to military sexual trauma.

Violence Against Women

H. Res. 798—Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)/Judiciary; Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Ways and Means; Education and Labor; Natural Resources; Veterans’ Affairs (11/17/21)—A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the relationship between firearm violence and intimate partner violence and to honor the memory of Gladys Ricart and other victims of intimate partner homicide killed by firearms, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 801—Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)/Education and Labor (11/17/21)—A resolution recognizing violence against women in politics as a global phenomenon and supporting women’s full and meaningful participation in political life.

Women’s History

H.R. 6039—Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC)/Oversight and Reform (11/18/21)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 501 Charles Street in Beaufort, South Carolina, as the “Harriet Tubman Post Office Building.”