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Weekly Legislative Update: October 28, 2019

Congressional Schedule: October 28-November 1, 2019

Floor Action:

Appropriations- This week, the Senate is scheduled to consider H.R. 3055, a minibus spending bill that contains the FY2020 Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, Rural Development, and Related Agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Interior and the Environment; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies spending bills.

Miscellaneous- On Monday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 2423, the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act.


International- On Wednesday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 2153, the Keeping Girls in School Act and H. Res. 189, a resolution recognizing the importance of sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting United States Agency for International Development’s commitment to global nutrition through its multi-sectoral nutrition strategy.

Veterans- On Tuesday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will consider several bills, including H.R. 3224, a bill to provide for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical care for women veterans.


Employment- On Wednesday, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing, “Sexual Harassment at the Department of the Interior.”

Bills Introduced: October 21-25, 2019

Child Protection

S. 2683—Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (10/23/19)—A bill to establish a task force to assist states in implementing hiring requirements for child care staff members to improve child safety.


H.R. 4768—Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)/Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce (10/21/19)—A bill to reduce maternal mortality by continuing to invest in evidence-based home visiting models that are addressing the social determinants of maternal health and morbidity.


S. 2673—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Armed Services (10/23/19)—A bill to provide for eating disorders treatment for members and certain former members of the uniformed services, and dependents of such members, and for other purposes.


H.R. 4794—Rep. Max Rose (D-NY)/Oversight and Reform (10/22/19)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8320 13th Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, as the “Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini Post Office Building.”