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Weekly Legislative Update: September 19, 2022

CONGRESSIONAL SCHEDULE: SEPTEMBER 19-23, 2022

Floor Action:

The House and Senate are in session this week.

Appropriations- This week, the House may consider a continuing resolution (CR) (as-yet-unnumbered) to extend federal FY2022 spending until December 2022.

Human Trafficking- On Monday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 7566, the Stop Human Trafficking in School Zones Act, and H.R. 7181, the Human Trafficking Prevention Act of 2022.

International- On Monday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 1456, the Peace Corps Reauthorization Act, which contains provisions related to the Sexual Assault Advisory Council.

The House also will consider H.R. 7240, the READ Act Reauthorization Act of 2022, as amended. The bill would reauthorize funding for international programs that increase girls’ access to basic education.

Veterans- On Monday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 7698, a bill to designate the outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ventura, California as the “Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner Outpatient Clinic.”

Mark-Ups:

Family Support- On Tuesday, the Ways and Means Committee will mark up H.R. 8876, Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act.

Health- On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will mark up several bills, including H. Res. 1287, a resolution of inquiry directing the president to provide certain documents relating to the recall of infant formula manufactured by Abbott Laboratories and potential impacts on the infant formula supply chain.

Small Business- On Wednesday, the Small Business Committee will mark up two bills, including H.R. 8844, the STEP Improvement Act of 2022, a bill to reauthorize the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes. STEP provides grants to states to increase the number of exporting small businesses or proposals that assist women-owned and other socially or economically disadvantaged small businesses.

Hearings:

Employment- On Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing, “A Review of Diversity and Inclusion at America’s Largest Insurance Companies.”

International- On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing, “Women Leaders Countering Authoritarianism.”

Military- On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel will hold a hearing, “Update on the Implementation of Recommendations of the Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military and the Establishment of the Office of Special Trial Counsel.”

Veterans- On Wednesday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on several bills, including H.R. 1957, the Veterans Infertility Treatment Act, and H.R. 2521, the Doula for VA Act.


BILLS INTRODUCED: SEPTEMBER 12-16, 2022

Abortion

S. 4840—Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)/Judiciary (9/13/22)—A bill to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.

H.R. 8814—Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ)/Judiciary (9/13/22)—A bill to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.

H.R. 8820—Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA)/Energy and Commerce (9/14/22)—A bill to prohibit governmental discrimination against certain health care providers with certain objections to abortion.

S. 4868—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Finance (9/15/22)—A bill to provide support and assistance to unborn children, pregnant women, parents, and families.

H.R. 8851—Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA)/Ways and Means, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, and Judiciary (9/15/22)—A bill to provide support and assistance to unborn children, pregnant women, parents, and families.

H.R. 8838—Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Energy and Commerce; Judiciary (9/15/22)—A bill to protect health care providers and people seeking reproductive health care services, and for other purposes.

H.R. 8867—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Judiciary (9/15/22)—A bill to establish a cause of action with respect to reproductive health services, and for other purposes.

H.R. 8835—Rep. Andrew S. Clyde (R-GA)/Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, and Ways and Means (9/15/22)—A bill to prohibit the use of federal funds to implement Executive Order relating to reproductive health services.

Child Protection

S. 4834—Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)/Judiciary (9/13/22)—A bill to reauthorize the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program.

H.R. 8816—Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)/Judiciary (9/13/22)—A bill to reauthorize the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program.

Education

S. 4846—Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (9/14/22)—A bill to require institutions of higher education to have an independent advocate for campus sexual assault prevention and response.

Employment

H.R. 8819—Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO)/Education and Labor (9/14/22)— A bill to provide employment protection and paid emergency leave to workers impacted by certain climate disasters, and for other purposes.

Family Support

H.R. 8862—Rep. Dean Philips (D-MN)/Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure; Education and Labor; Judiciary; Natural Resources; Agriculture; Veterans’ Affairs; Ways and Means (9/15/22)—A bill to invest in real pro-life policies that support the American family, and for other purposes.

Reproductive Health

H.R. 8829—Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (9/14/22)—A bill to treat certain menstrual products as misbranded if their labeling does not list each component of the product, and for other purposes.

H.R. 8834—Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)/Energy and Commerce (9/15/22)—A bill to provide for a demonstration program to facilitate the clinical adoption of pregnancy intention screening initiatives by health care and social service providers.

Small Business

S. 4863—Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD)/Small Business and Entrepreneurship (9/15/22)—A bill to improve the Women’s Business Center Program, and for other purposes.

Veterans

S. 4841—Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA)/Veterans’ Affairs (9/13/22)—A bill to improve benefits and services for surviving spouses, and for other purposes.

Women’s History

S. Res. 762—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Considered and agreed to (9/13/22)—A resolution honoring the life and accomplishments of Queen Elizabeth II and expressing condolences to her family and the United Kingdom on her passing.

H. Res. 1341—Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI)/Considered and agreed to (9/13/22)—A bill expressing the profound sorrow of the House of Representatives on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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