The House and Senate are in session this week.
Appropriations- The Senate is scheduled to consider H.R. 5305, a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through December 3 and avoid a partial government shutdown.
Budget- This week, the House may consider S. Con. Res 14, the FY2022 Budget Reconciliation package, which includes recommendations relating to universal paid family and medical leave, and child care access and equity.
Employment- This week, the House is scheduled to vote on the Senate amendment to H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which contains provisions to address women-owned businesses and women in the trucking industry, among other provisions.
The House is scheduled to consider H.R. 3992, the Protect Older Job Applicants Act.
Health- The House is scheduled to consider H.R. 3110, the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act.
Human Trafficking- The House also is scheduled to consider, H.R. 1228, the Libya Stabilization Act, which includes provisions to end severe forms of human trafficking in Libya.
Violence Against Women- Also this week, the House may consider a vote on H.R. 2119, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021.
Judiciary- On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 2116, the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act of 2021.
Abortion- On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing, “Texas’s Unconstitutional Abortion Ban and the Role of the Shadow Docket.”
On Thursday, the House Oversight and Reform Committee will hold a hearing, “A State of Crisis: Examining the Urgent Need to Protect and Expand Abortion Rights and Access.”
Violence Against Women- On Tuesday, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion will hold a hearing, “Access Denied: Eliminating Barriers and Increasing Economic Opportunity for Justice-Involved Individuals.” The hearing will consider several bills, including the Fair Chance at Housing Act (as-yet-unnumbered), which includes provisions to address housing for victims of domestic violence.
S. 2764—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Finance (9/20/21)—A bill to make available parental leave benefits to parents following the birth or adoption of a child, and for other purposes.
S. 2821—Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (9/23/2021)—A bill to establish eligibility requirements for education support professionals under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and for other purposes.
H.R 5348—Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL)/Education and Labor, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration (9/23/2021)—A bill to establish eligibility requirements for education support professionals under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and for other purposes.
S. 2779—Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (9/21/2021)—A bill to provide for the establishment of a Task Force on Maternal Mental Health, and for other purposes.
S. Res. 375—Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ)/Foreign Relations (9/21/2021)—A resolution supporting efforts to strengthen protection, assistance, and solutions for Venezuelan women and children.
S. Res. 376—Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)/Considered and agreed to (9/21/2021)—A resolution designating the week of September 19 through September 25, 2021, as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Week.”
H. Res. 675—Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)/Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs (9/22/2021)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of the week of September 19 through September 25, 2021, as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Week.”
H.R. 5346—Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA)/Agriculture and Armed Services (9/23/2021)—A bill to provide for the direct certification and enrollment of households of active members of the Armed Forces of the United States in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and for other purposes.
H. Res. 677—Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)/Armed Services (9/23/2021)—A resolution opposing mandating the registration of women for the Selective Service System.
S. Res. 367—Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)/Judiciary (9/20/2021)—A resolution designating September 2021 as “National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.”