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Weekly Legislative Update: November 4, 2019

Congressional Schedule

Floor Action:

The House is in recess until November 12.

Appropriations– This week, the Senate may consider a package of FY2020 spending bills, including the Defense; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water; and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs bills.

Mark-Ups:

Miscellaneous– On Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 135, the Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act; H.R. 1252, a bill to designate the Marilyn Monroe Post Office; H.R. 1526, a bill to designate the Eva G. Hewitt Post Office; H.R. 1972, a bill to designate the Jeannette Rankin Post Office Building; and H.R. 2151, a bill to designate the Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent Post Office.

Hearings:

STEM- On Tuesday, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation and Space will hold a hearing, “Building NASA’s Workforce of the Future: STEM Engagement for a 21st Century Education.”


Bills Introduced

Abortion

H.R. 4903—Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS)/Judiciary (10/29/19)—A bill to prohibit discrimination by abortion against an unborn child on the basis of Down syndrome.

S. 2745—Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK)/Judiciary (10/30/19)—A bill to prohibit discrimination by abortion against an unborn child on the basis of Down syndrome.

H.R. 4934—Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN)/Energy and Commerce (10/30/19)—A bill to protect the dignity of fetal remains, and for other purposes.

H.R. 4935—Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX)/Judiciary (10/30/19)—A bill to prohibit chemical abortions performed without the presence of a healthcare provider, and for other purposes.

Child Care

S. 2726—Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/Rules and Administration (10/29/19)—A bill to provide for the treatment of payments for child care and other personal use services as an authorized campaign expenditure, and for other purposes.

Child Protection

H.R. 4893—Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA)/Education and Labor (10/28/19)—A bill to provide for appropriations for Title I of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

Employment

H.R. 4933—Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX)/Education and Labor (10/30/19)—A bill to amend the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Act to provide for reimbursement of certain expenses and to establish new requirements for selection of grantees, and for other purposes.

International

S. 2766—Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)/Foreign Relations (10/31/19)—A bill to support and expand civic engagement and political leadership of adolescent girls around the world, and other purposes.

Miscellaneous

H.R. 4875—Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH)/Oversight and Reform (10/28/19)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2201 E. Maple Street in North Canton, Ohio, as the Lance Cpl. Stacy ‘Annie’ Dryden Post Office.

S. Res. 390—Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)/Considered and agreed to (10/30/19)—A resolution honoring the life, accomplishments, and legacy of Senator Kay Hagan.

S. Res. 402—Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)/Considered and agreed to (10/31/19)—A resolution honoring the life, work, and legacy of Toni Morrison.

H.R. 4975—Rep. Abigail Davis Spanberger (D-VA)/Oversight and Reform (11/01/19)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1201 Sycamore Square Drive in Midlothian, Virginia, as the Dorothy Braden Bruce Post Office Building.

Small Business/Entrepreneurship

S. Res. 400—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Considered and agreed to (10/31/19)—A resolution recognizing October 2019 as “National Women’s Small Business Month.”

Violence Against Women

S. Res. 387—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Judiciary (10/30/19)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of “National Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” commending domestic violence victim advocates, domestic violence victim service providers, crisis hotline staff, and first responders serving victims of domestic violence for their compassionate support of survivors of domestic violence, and expressing the sense of the Senate that Congress should continue to support efforts to end domestic violence, provide safety for victims of domestic violence and their families, and hold perpetrators of domestic violence accountable.

S. Res. 664—Rep. Al Green (D-TX)/Education and Labor (10/30/19)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of October as “National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”

H.R. 4957—Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)/Natural Resources (10/31/19)—A bill to amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.

S. Res. 673—Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA)/Education and Labor (10/31/19)—A resolution expressing appreciation during “National Domestic Violence Awareness Month” to all providers working tirelessly to educate communities, provide shelter and assistance to victims, and end the scourge of domestic violence.

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