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Weekly Legislative Update: September 7, 2021

Congressional Schedule: September 6-10, 2021

Floor Action:

The House has District and Committee work periods this week and does not have any scheduled votes. 

The Senate is in recess until September 13.


Budget- On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Committee will mark up the FY2022 Budget Concurrent Resolution, S. Con. Res 14, which includes legislative recommendations relating to universal paid family and medical leave, and childcare access and equity.  

Bills Introduced: August 30-September 3, 2021


H.R. 5136—Rep. Bob Good (R-VA)/Judiciary (8/31/21)—A bill to prohibit chemical abortions performed without the presence of a healthcare provider, and for other purposes.


H.R. 5161—Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA)/Education and Labor; Ways and Means (9/3/21)—A bill to expand small employer pooling options to provide paid family and medical leave. 


H.R. 5163—Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)/Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor; Agriculture; Judiciary; Financial Services (9/3/21)—A bill to facilitate support and services to women who find themselves with an unexpected pregnancy, to meet the emotional, physical, social, financial, and other needs women encounter during pregnancy, childbirth, and child-rearing, and for other purposes.

Human Trafficking

H.R. 5150—Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ)/Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Ways and Means; Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor; Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Armed Services; Financial Services (9/3/21)—A bill to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes.


H.R. 5139—Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY)/Armed Services (8/31/21)—A bill to direct the secretary of Defense to carry out activities to detect and address racial, ethnic, and gender disparities in the military justice system, and for other purposes.