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Weekly Legislative Update: October 15, 2019

Congressional Schedule

Floor Action:

Miscellaneous- On Wednesday, the House is scheduled to consider several post office naming bills, including H.R. 1252, a bill to designate the Marilyn Monroe Post Office; H.R. 1972, a bill to designate the Jeannette Rankin Post Office; H.R. 2151, a bill to designate the Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent Post Office; and H.R. 2451, a bill to designate the Elizabeth Buffum Post Office.


Employment- On Thursday, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion will hold a hearing, “Promoting Inclusion: Examining the Need for Diversity Practices for America’s Changing Workforce.”

Veterans- On Thursday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Women Veterans Task Force will hold a roundtable discussion, “Trends and Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Research Regarding Women Veterans.”

Bills Introduced


H.R. 4660—Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)/Education and Labor (10/11/19)—A bill to create a national commission to combat workplace sexual harassment, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

H.R. 4600—Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY)/Judiciary (10/5/19)—A bill to increase reporting of domestic violence records, and for other purposes.