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Weekly Legislative Update: September 30, 2019

Congressional Schedule

The House and Senate are in recess until October 15.


Bills Introduced: September 23-27, 2019

Abortion

S. 2585—Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)/Finance (9/26/2019)—A bill to improve the reporting of abortion data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and for other purposes.

S. 2590—Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (9/26/2019)—A bill to protect the dignity of fetal remains, and for other purposes.

Family Support

H. Res. 598—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Oversight and Reform (9/26/2019)—A resolution expressing support for addressing diaper need by donating generously to diaper banks, diaper drives, and organizations that distribute diapers to families in need.

H.R. 4571—Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV)/Ways and Means (9/27/2019)—A bill to provide for the conduct of demonstration projects to test the effectiveness of subsidized employment for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients.

Human Trafficking

H.R. 4580—Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)/Education and Labor (9/27/2019)—A bill to direct the secretary of Homeland Security and the secretary of Education to carry out programs to combat human trafficking in schools.

H.R. 4581—Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)/Judiciary (9/27/2019)—A bill to provide for a comprehensive domestic human trafficking estimate, and for other purposes.

International

H.R. 4508—Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)/Foreign Affairs (9/26/2019)—A bill to expand the number of scholarships available to Pakistani women under the Merit and Needs-Based Scholarship Program.

Miscellaneous

H. Res. 583—Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)/Oversight and Reform (9/24/2019)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of September 23 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.

Reproductive Health

S. Res. 341—Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)/Judiciary (9/25/19)—A resolution designating September 2019 as “National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.”

S. 2586—Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (9/26/2019)—A bill to improve maternal health care.

H.R. 4560—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Energy and Commerce (9/27/2019)—A bill to reauthorize Johanna’s Law, and for other purposes.

Small Business/Entrepreneurship

H.R. 4569—Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)/Small Business (9/27/2019)—A bill to reauthorize the Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise, and for other purposes.

STEM

S. 2578—Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (9/26/2019)—A bill to increase the participation of historically underrepresented demographic groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and industry.

H.R. 4528—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Science, Space, and Technology (9/26/2019)—A bill to increase the participation of historically underrepresented demographic groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and industry.

Veterans

H. Res. 579—Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)/Oversight and Reform (9/24/2019)—A resolution that a commemorative postage stamp series should be issued honoring women veterans, and that the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend to the postmaster general that such a stamp series be issued.

H.R. 4554—Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)/Veterans’ Affairs (9/27/19)—A bill to direct the secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish and implement a comprehensive anti-harassment and anti-sexual assault policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Violence Against Women

H.R. 4504—Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA)/Energy and Commerce (9/26/2019)—A bill to require grant recipients to comply with all applicable state and local laws requiring notification or reporting of child abuse, child molestation, sexual abuse, rape, incest, intimate partner violence, or human trafficking, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 600—Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)/Oversight and Reform (9/26/19)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of September 2019 as National Campus Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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