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issues of importance to women and their families.
Bills Introduced: July 11-15, 2022
S. 4504—Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)/Judiciary (7/12/22)—A
bill to protect freedom of travel and reproductive rights.
S. 4519—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Health, Education, Labor, and
Pensions (7/13/22)—A bill to prohibit the federal government from
promoting, supporting, or contracting with abortion entities, or
otherwise expanding access to abortions on federal lands or in federal
S. Res. 705—Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)/Judiciary (7/13/22)—A
resolution congratulating the pro-life movement on its historic victory
in _Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
H.R. 8354—Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA)/Energy and Commerce (7/13/22)—A
bill to prohibit federal financial participation under Medicaid for
non-emergency transportation provided to access services for which
federal financial participation is prohibited. This bill would prohibit
states from providing non-emergency medical transportation funds to
transport individuals to receive an abortion.
S. 4538—Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO)/Judiciary (7/14/22)—A bill to
provide adequate penalties and remedies for attacks on facilities
providing counseling about abortion alternatives and attacks on places
of religious worship.
S. 4539—Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)/Judiciary (7/14/22)—A bill to
designate June as the “Month of Life.”
S. 4541—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Health, Education, Labor, and
Pensions (7/14/22)—A bill to require the secretary of Health and Human
Services (HHS) to furnish tailored information to expecting mothers, and
for other purposes. The bill would require the creation of a public HHS
website that includes comprehensive information on alternatives to
H.R. 8378—Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC)/Energy and Commerce
(7/14/22)—A bill to prohibit the use of federal funds for travel
expenses of any individual traveling across state lines for purposes of
having an abortion, and for other purposes.
H.R. 8384—Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC)/Energy and Commerce (7/14/22)—A
bill to require the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to
furnish tailored information to expecting mothers, and for other
purposes. The bill would require the creation of a public HHS website
that includes comprehensive information on alternatives to abortion.
Res. 1228—Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI)/Judiciary; Energy and Commerce
(7/14/22)—A resolution expressing support for the Supreme Court’s
decision on _Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
H.R. 8364—Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ)/Education and Labor (7/13/22)—A
bill to prohibit the secretary of Agriculture from establishing or
enforcing certain requirements related to spaces reserved for biological
males and biological females in schools that participate in the school
meal programs, and for other purposes.
S. 4524—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Judiciary (7/13/22)—A bill
to limit the judicial enforceability of predispute nondisclosure and
nondisparagement contract clauses relating to disputes involving sexual
assault and sexual harassment.
S. Res. 707—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and
Pensions (7/13/22)—A resolution commemorating the 57th anniversary of
the establishment of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,
recognizing the importance of the Commission in addressing inequities in
our economy, and recognizing the tremendous amount of work left to
further protect the rights of workers, hold employers accountable for
workplace discrimination and harassment and address the wage gap.
H.R. 8388—Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)/Education and Labor (7/14/22)—A
bill to exclude child and dependent care services and payments from the
rate used to compute overtime compensation.
S. 4512—Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)/Finance (7/13/22)—A bill to ensure
that child support for unborn children is collected and distributed
under the child support enforcement program, and for other purposes.
H.R. 8362—Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)/Ways and Means (7/13/22)—A bill
to ensure that child support for unborn children is collected and
distributed under the child support enforcement program, and for other
H. Res. 1226—Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE)/Energy and Commerce
(7/13/22)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of the
week of July 19 through July 25, 2022, as “Black Maternal Mental Health
Awareness Week,” and supporting the goals and ideals of raising
awareness and understanding of maternal mental health conditions as they
affect Black individuals.
H.R. 8356—Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX)/Judiciary (7/13/22)—A bill to
address the treatment of minor children in the William Wilberforce
Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, and for
S. Res. 709—Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and
Forestry (7/14/22)—A resolution expressing the commitment of the
Senate to building on the 20 years of success of the George
McGovern-Robert Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.
H.R. 8373—Rep. Kathy Manning (D-NC)/Energy and Commerce (7/14/22)—A
bill to protect a person’s ability to access contraceptives and to
engage in contraception, and to protect a health care provider’s ability
to provide contraceptives, contraception, and information related to
H.R. 8351—Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)/Ways and Means (7/13/22)—A
bill to suspend temporarily rates of duty on imports of certain infant
formula products, and for other purposes.
Violence Against Women
H.R. 8327—Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY)/Financial Services (7/11/22)—A
bill to authorize the secretary of Housing and Urban Development to
carry out a rent stabilization program to provide short-term financial
assistance to extremely low-income families at risk of eviction, and for
other purposes. The bill would provide protections for survivors of
intimate partner violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
H.R. 8387—Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)/Judiciary; Natural Resources
(7/14/22)—A bill to provide for advancements in public safety services
to Indian communities, and for other purposes. This bill would help
address the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
This Week: July 18-22, 2022
The House and Senate are in session this week.
Appropriations- On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R.
8294, a “minibus” spending package that includes the FY2023
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies;
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and
Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; and
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
appropriations bills, among others.
Reproductive Health- Also on Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider
H.R. 8373, the Right to Contraception Act.
International- On Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will
consider several bills, including S. 4466, the Peace Corps
Reauthorization Act of 2022, which contains provisions to address sexual
assault in the Peace Corps; S. 552, the Global Learning Loss Assessment
Act of 2021, which would address the impact of school closures on girls
and other marginalized youth due to COVID-19 and global conflicts;
S.4216, the North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2022, which
would address the legal status of North Korean women who marry or have
children with Chinese citizens; H.R. 4693, the Global Malnutrition
Prevention and Treatment Act of 2021, which includes provisions for
pregnant and lactating women; and S. 3589, the Western Hemisphere
Security Strategy Act of 2022, which includes provisions to address the
safety and rights of women in the “Western Hemisphere Security
Abortion- On Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold
a hearing, “Roe Reversal: The Impacts of Taking Away the
Constitutional Right to an Abortion.”
Banking- On Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a
hearing, “Housing in America: Oversight of the Federal Housing Finance
Agency.” The hearing will consider several bills, including Title IV
of H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act, which would provide rental
assistance for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual
assault, and stalking, and survivors of trafficking families; the
Advancing Accountability and Transparency in Federal Home Lending Act
(as-yet-unnumbered), which would require the members of a Federal Home
Loan Bank to consider gender diversity when electing a member of the
board of directors of the Bank; a bill to enhance minority and women
inclusion at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (as-yet-unnumbered); and
the Fair Appraisal and Inequity Reform (FAIR) Act of 2022
(as-yet-unnumbered), which would address gender diversity among
appraisal vendors and contractors, among other provisions.
Child Care- On Wednesday, the House Budget Committee will hold a
hearing, “Examining the Powerful Impact of Investments in Early
Childhood for Children, Families, and Our Nation’s Economy.”
Small Business- On Tuesday, the House Small Business Committee will
hold a hearing, “The SBA Office of International Trade and the STEP
Program as Key Tools for Recovery and Expansion.” The State Trade
Enhancement Program (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
On Wednesday, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Underserved,
Agricultural, and Rural Business Development will hold a hearing, “SBA
District Office Collaboration with Resource Partners,” which will
review the relationship between the Small Business Administration (SBA)
and its primary resource partners, including Women’s Business Centers
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