Appropriations – This week, the Senate is scheduled to continue its consideration of H.R. 8337, a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through December 11.
Employment – On Wednesday, the House will consider H.R. 5139, Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act; and H.R. 5811, the TSA Personnel Workforce Improvement Act, which contains provisions to address paid leave and provide lactation rooms for employees.
Health – On Monday, the House is scheduled to consider several bills, including S. 2638, the Friendly Airports for Mothers Improvement Act; H.R. 4078, the EARLY Act Reauthorization of 2019; and H.R. 4996, the Helping MOMS Act of 2020.
Human Trafficking – On Wednesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 5804, the DHS Blue Campaign Enhancement Act, which seeks to prevent human trafficking.
Judiciary – On Tuesday, the House also will consider H.R. 7718, Pregnant Women in Custody Act.
Miscellaneous – On Wednesday, the House also is scheduled to consider H.R. 5068, Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act.
Violence Against Women – On Wednesday, the House is scheduled to consider S. 2330, the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act.
BILLS INTRODUCED: September 21-25, 2020
S. 4658—Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)/Finance (9/23/20)—A bill to allow for greater state flexibility with respect to excluding providers who are involved in abortions.
H.R. 8353—Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX)/Energy and Commerce (9/23/20)—A bill to allow for greater state flexibility with respect to excluding providers who are involved in abortions.
H.R. 8326—Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA)/Transportation and Infrastructure (9/21/20)—A bill to require eligible recipients of certain grants to develop a comprehensive economic development strategy that directly or indirectly increases the accessibility of affordable, quality child care, and for other purposes.
S. 4688—Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)/Finance (9/24/20)—A bill to provide funding to sustain and increase the supply, quality, and affordability of child care, and for other purposes.
H.R. 8372—Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL)/Energy and Commerce (9/24/20)—A bill to keep children safe and protect their interests on the internet, and for other purposes.
H.R. 8396—Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA)/Education and Labor (9/24/20)—A bill to require training and education to teachers and other school employees, students, and the community about how to prevent, recognize, respond to, and report child sexual abuse in primary and secondary education.
S. 4649—Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (9/22/20)—A bill to provide that for purposes of determining compliance with title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in athletics, sex shall be recognized based solely on a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth.
H.R. 8387—Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)/Ways and Means (9/24/20)—A bill to provide for a Family Crisis Cash Assistance Program, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 1149—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Oversight and Reform (9/24/20)—A resolution recognizing the need for diapers and expressing support for donating generously to diaper banks, diaper drives, and organizations that distribute diapers to families in need.
H.R. 8330—Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA)/Ways and Means (9/21/20)—A bill to provide for certain health coverage of newborns.
H.R. 8358—Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ)/Energy and Commerce (9/23/20)—A bill to establish the Commission on the Coronavirus Pandemic in the United States.
H. Res. 1143—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Oversight and Reform (9/23/20)—A resolution recognizing September 2020 as, “National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.”
S. 4690—Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH)/Finance (9/24/20)—A bill to increase vaccination rates among pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP, and for other purposes.
S. 4705—Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)/Finance (9/24/20)—A bill to amend Title XIX requiring coverage under Medicaid of vaccines for pregnant women.
H.R. 8374—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Energy and Commerce (9/24/20)—A bill to provide for establishment of an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion within each covered agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 1147—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Foreign Affairs (9/23/20)—A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the importance of taking a feminist approach to all aspects of foreign policy, including foreign assistance and humanitarian response, trade, diplomacy, defense, immigration, funding, and accountability mechanisms.
S. Res. 724—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Foreign Relations (9/24/20)—A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the practice of politically motivated imprisonment of women around the world and calling on governments for the immediate release of women who are political prisoners.
H.R. 8367—Rep. John Curtis (R-UT)/Foreign Affairs (9/24/20)—A bill to provide for a one-year extension of the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 1151—Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI)/Judiciary (9/24/20)—A resolution recognizing violence against women in politics as a global phenomenon and supporting women’s full and meaningful participation in political life.
S. 4660—Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL)/Armed Services (9/23/20)—A bill to include certain diversity-related requirements for the Armed Forces and the Coast Guard, and for other purposes.
S. Con. Res. 45—Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) (9/21/20) — A concurrent resolution providing for the use of the catafalque situated in the crypt beneath the Rotunda of the Capitol in connection with memorial services to be conducted in the Supreme Court Building and the Capitol for the late honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
H. Res. 1128—Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)/(9/21/20)—A resolution expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
H. Res. 1133—Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN)/House Administration (9/21/20)—A resolution honoring the life and legacy of Coya Knutson.
H. Res. 1146—Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)/Oversight and Reform (9/23/20)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of September 23, 2020, as “Mary Church Terrell Day,” and calling on Congress to recognize Mary Church Terrell’s lasting contributions to the civil rights and women’s rights movements.
S. 4710—Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/Rules and Administration (9/24/20)—A bill to obtain and direct the placement in the Capitol or on the Capitol grounds of a monument to honor Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
S. 4730—Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (9/24/20) —A bill to require the secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue quarter dollars in commemoration of the Nineteenth Amendment, and for other purposes.
H.R. 8380—Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)/House Administration (9/24/20)—A bill to obtain and direct the placement in the United States Capitol or on the United States Capitol grounds of a monument to honor Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
H.R. 8402—Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL)/House Administration (9/25/20)—A bill to direct the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain a statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and to place the statue in the United States Capitol in National Statuary Hall.
H.R. 8394—Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)/Ways and Means (9/24/20)—A bill to treat diapers as qualified medical expenses; and to prohibit states and local governments to impose a tax on the retail sale of diapers.