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Weekly Legislative Update: November 25, 2019

Congressional Schedule

The House and Senate are in recess until December 2.


Bills Introduced

Employment

H.R. 5145—Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI)/Transportation and Infrastructure (11/18/19)—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.

S. 2913—Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (11/20/19)—A bill to apply cooperative and small employer charity pension plan rules to certain charitable employers whose primary exempt purpose is providing services with respect to mothers and children.

H.R. 5202—Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA)/Education and Labor; Ways and Means (11/20/19)—A bill to apply cooperative and small employer charity pension plan rules to certain charitable employers whose primary exempt purpose is providing services with respect to mothers and children.

H. Con. Res. 76—Rep. Debbie Murcarsel-Powell (D-FL)/Education and Labor (11/20/19)—A concurrent resolution recognizing the significance of equal pay and the disparity in wages paid to Latina women in comparison to men.

Family Support

H.R. 5235—Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI)/Agriculture (11/21/19)—A bill to require states to include a photograph on electronic benefit cards issued to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Health

S. 2879—Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)/Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (11/18/19)—A bill to reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention and Services program, and for other purposes.

H.R. 5177—Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)/Education and Labor (11/19/19)—A bill to amend the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act to permit services provided by grant recipients to include provision of sanitary napkins and tampons.

S. 2907—Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH)/Finance (11/20/19)—A bill to provide coverage of medical nutrition therapy services for individuals with eating disorders under the Medicare program.

H.R. 5189—Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)/Energy and Commerce (11/20/19)—A bill to require the secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a Medicaid demonstration program to develop and advance innovative payment models for freestanding birth center services for women with a low-risk pregnancy, and for other purposes.

S. Res.436—Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (11/21/19)—A resolution supporting the goals, activities, and ideals of Prematurity Awareness Month.

H.R. 5249—Rep. David Trone (D-MD)/Education and Labor (11/21/19)—A bill to support women, infants, and children impacted by substance use disorder, and for other purposes.

International

H. Res. 723—Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA)/Foreign Affairs; Education and Labor (11/20/19)—A resolution encouraging all nations to end sexual violence against girls through in-country data-driven reforms as demonstrated by multiple African nations.

Judiciary

H.R. 5183—Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)/Judiciary; Oversight and Reform (11/19/19)—A bill to exempt breastfeeding women from jury duty, and for other purposes.

Military

S. 2944—Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ)/Armed Services (11/21/19)—A bill to include digital breast tomosynthesis as a primary and preventative health care service under the military health system and the TRICARE program.

H.R. 5238—Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA)/Armed Services (11/21/19)—A bill to include digital breast tomosynthesis as a primary and preventative health care service under the military health system and the TRICARE program.

Miscellaneous

S. Res. 430—Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY)/Considered and agreed to (11/19/19)—A resolution designating December 10, 2019, as “Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Day.”

S. Res. 433—Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI)/Considered and agreed to (11/19/19)—A resolution designating February 1, 2020, as “Blue Star Mother’s Day.”

H. Res. 715—Rep. John Carter (R-TX)/Oversight and Reform (11/19/19)—A resolution recognizing Survivors Victory Day to celebrate and honor the victims and survivors of trauma.

Veterans

S. 2915—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Veterans’ Affairs (11/20/19)—A bill to require the secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the provision of services and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans who experience domestic violence, intimate partner violence, or sexual assault, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

H.R. 5139—Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)/Transportation and Infrastructure; Judiciary (11/18/19)—A bill to protect transportation personnel and passengers from sexual assault and harassment, and for other purposes.

H.R. 5184—Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ)/Financial Services (11/19/19)—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.

S. 2920—Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)/Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar (11/20/19)—A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, and for other purposes.

 

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