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Bills Introduced: July 18-22, 2022
H.R. 8405—Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO)/Energy and Commerce (7/18/22)—A bill
to preserve access to abortion medications.
H. Res. 1233—Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)/Judiciary (7/19/22)—A
resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives
condemning the recent attacks on pro-life facilities, groups, and
H.R. 8452—Rep. Marilyn Strickland (D-WA)/Energy and Commerce
(7/20/22)—A bill to authorize grants to eligible entities to pay for
travel-related expenses and logistical support for individuals with
respect to accessing abortion services, and for other purposes.
H.R. 8443—Rep. Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI)/Judiciary; Small Business.
Financial Services (7/20/22)—A bill to impose additional requirements
for covered agencies in regulatory flexibility analysis. The bill would
repeal section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires lenders to
collect and report certain data on credit applications made by women- or
H.R. 8469—Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ)/Judiciary (7/21/22)—A bill to
direct the attorney general to modify the uniform crime reporting
program to include data on internet platforms used in connection with
criminal offenses, and for other purposes. The bill would address how
social media companies are putting children at risk by providing a
platform for sex crimes and trafficking.
H.R. 8442—Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX)/Education and Labor; Ways and
Means (7/20/22)—A bill to provide workers with schedule flexibility
and choice, and for other purposes. The bill would ensure that
independent workers retain workplace rights, including protections
against discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.
H.R. 8450—Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott (D-VA)/Education and Labor.
Ways and Means (7/20/22)—A bill to reauthorize child nutrition
programs, and for other purposes. The bill would increase access to
federal nutrition programs like the Special Supplemental Nutrition
Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
H.R. 8423—Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)/Foreign Affairs (7/19/22)—A
bill to establish within the Office of Gender Equality and Women’s
Empowerment of the United States Agency for International Development a
program to promote mobility in rural communities through access to
affordable, fit-for-purpose bicycles, provide support to sustainably
increase access to rural areas, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 716—Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)/Foreign Relations (7/21/22)—A
resolution calling for the immediate release of Brittney Griner, a
citizen of the United States, who was wrongfully detained by the
government of the Russian Federation in February 2022.
S. 4543—Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI)/Armed Services (7/18/22)—A bill to
authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2023 for military activities of
the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense
activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel
strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. The bill
contains provisions related to military child development centers and to
address military sexual assault.
S. 4550—Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
(7/19/22)—A bill to provide enhanced funding for the Title X Family
S. 4557—Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
(7/19/22)—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 contraception.
H.R. 8421—Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-OK)/Energy and Commerce
(7/19/22)—A bill to preempt states from establishing, implementing, or
enforcing any ban on the prescription, provision, or use of a drug,
biological product, or device for contraception if such drug, biological
product, or device is approved, licensed, cleared, or otherwise
authorized for human use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for
contraception, and for other purposes.
H.R. 8424—Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS)/Energy and Commerce (7/19/22)—A
bill to provide enhanced funding for the Title X Family Planning
H.R. 8428—Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA)/Ways and Means; Energy and
Commerce (7/19/22)—A bill to allow women greater access to safe and
effective oral contraceptive drugs intended for routine use.
S. 4580—Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV)/Veterans’ Affairs (7/21/22)—A bill
to require a lactation space in each medical center of the Department of
Violence Against Women
4593—Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ)/Finance (7/21/22)—A bill to require the
secretary of Health and Human Services to make certain information
available on a public website relating to Intermediate Care Facilities
for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IIDs) certified for
participation under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes. The
bill would prevent sexual abuse at ICF/IIDs.
H.R. 8468—Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)/Energy and Commerce (7/21/22)—A
bill to require the secretary of Health and Human Services to make
certain information available on a public website relating to
Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual
Disabilities (ICF/IIDs) certified for participation under the Medicaid
program, and for other purposes. The bill would prevent sexual abuse at
H.R. 8445—Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY)/House Administration
(7/20/22)—A bill to authorize the director of the National Museum of
American History of the Smithsonian Institution to support LGBTQI+
history and women’s history education programs, and for other purposes.
This Week: July 25-29, 2022
The House and Senate are in session this week.
Human Trafficking- On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R.
6552, the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and
Protection Reauthorization Act of 2022, as amended.
Health- On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 7289, the
Federal Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Research Evaluation
Act, as amended. The bill would direct a federal research agenda to
advance PFAS understanding, including its effects on low infant
birthweight and reproductive and developmental problems.
Violence Against Women- Also on Tuesday, the House is scheduled to
consider H.R. 7132, the Safe Connections Act of 2022, a bill to preserve
safe access to communications services for domestic violence survivors.
Child Protection- On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce, Science, and
Transportation Committee will mark up several bills, including S. 3663,
the Kids Online Safety Act. The bill would prevent and mitigate sexual
exploitation, sex trafficking, and sexual abuse of minors and
trafficking of online child sexual abuse material.
Health- On Wednesday, the House Natural Resources Committee will mark
up H.R. 2021, the Environmental Justice for All Act. The bill would,
among other provisions, direct the secretary of Health and Human
Services to award grants for research focused on chemicals in cosmetic
products marketed to women and girls of color and their adverse health
effects, and development of safer alternatives.
International- On Wednesday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will
mark up several bills, including H.R. 7240, the Reinforcing Education
Accountability in Development (READ) Act, which would reauthorize
funding for international programs that increase girls’ access to
Employment- On Thursday, the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on
Workforce Protections will hold a hearing, “Essential but Undervalued:
Examining Workplace Protections for Domestic Workers.”
Family Support- On Thursday, the House Select Committee on Economic
Disparity and Fairness in Growth will hold a hearing, “Building a
Modern Economic Foundation: Economic Security and Income Support for
21st Century America.” This hearing will discuss the benefits of
programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Veterans- On Thursday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on
Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing, “Progress Made?
Ending Sexual Harassment at the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
Violence Against Women- On Tuesday, the Senate Homeland Security &
Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Investigations will hold a hearing,
“Corruption, Abuse, and Misconduct at U.S. Penitentiary Atlanta.”
The hearing will address accusations of widespread criminal activity and
sexual assault at the prison.
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