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Weekly Legislative Update: September 14-18, 2020

Congressional Schedule: September 14-18, 2020

Floor Action:

The House and Senate are in session this week.

Child Care- On Wednesday, the House will consider H.R. 7909, the Ensuring Children and Child Care Workers Are Safe Act of 2020, and the S. 2683, the Child Care Protection Improvement Act of 2020. 
Employment- On Thursday, the House will consider H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
Miscellaneous- On Monday, the House will consider several bills, including H.R. 5597, a bill to designate the “Clara Luper Post Office Building;” H.R. 3870, a bill to designate the “Normandia Maldonado Post Office Building;” H.R. 4975, a bill to designate the “Dorothy Braden Bruce Post Office Building;” and H.R. 2969, a bill to designate the “Althea Margaret Daily Mills Post Office Building.”
Employment- On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 5309, the CROWN Act.
Health- The House Judiciary Committee also will consider H.R. 7718, Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Women in Custody Act.
Veterans- On Thursday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 2947, the Comprehensive Prevention Access to Care and Treatment Act, which contains provisions to address the needs of women veterans.
Employment- On Thursday, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing, “Examining the Barriers and Solutions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Department of the Interior.”

Bills Introduced: September 7 – 11, 2020

Civil Rights
H.R. 8196—Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL)/Judiciary; Education and Labor; Energy; Financial Services (9/11/20)—A bill to establish an Interagency Task Force to examine the conditions and experiences of Black women and girls in education, economic development, healthcare, labor and employment, housing, justice and civil rights, to promote community-based methods for mitigating and addressing harm and ensuring accountability, and to study societal effects on Black women and girls, and for other purposes.
H.R. 8193—Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)/Education and Labor (9/8/20)—A bill to require the secretary of Education to ensure that local educational agencies establish full-time Title IX coordinators to improve oversight, data collection on sexual harassment, student survivor support, and for other purposes.
S. Res. 687—Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)/Judiciary (9/10/20)—A resolution honoring the life and legacy of Coya Knutson.
H.R. 8202—Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC)/Transportation and Infrastructure (9/11/20)—A bill to designate the airport traffic control tower located at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, as the “Senator Kay Hagan Airport Traffic Control Tower.”