FLOOR SCHEDULE UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 20, 2022

Floor Update: Jun 16, 2022 - 2:32 pm
LEADER'S FLOOR UPDATE
 
Schedule for the Week of June 20, 2022
as announced by Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer
 
“On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for Morning Hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business, with votes postponed until 6:30 p.m. 
  
On Wednesday and Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. 
 
On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. 
  
On Monday, we will be celebrating Juneteenth as a federal holiday for the second time in America’s history.  Last year, our Majority took the historic step of enacting legislation to recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday at long last, and I look forward to celebrating as we pay tribute to freedom and the history of African-American perseverance and triumph over injustice and adversity. 
 
The House will consider several bills under suspension of the Rules, including legislation from Chairman Bobby Scott and Members of the Education and Labor Committee to address mental health, addiction, and suicide on college campuses.  The complete list of suspension bills will be announced by the close of business tomorrow. 

Next week, the House will consider H.R. 7666, Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act, a bipartisan package of bills led by Chairman Pallone and Ranking Member McMorris Rodgers to address the mental health and opioid abuse crises.  The legislation expands access to treatment for opioid-use disorders, promotes behavioral-health integration, and reauthorizes critical programs to support mental health and substance-use-disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery, including in children. 
 
The House will also take up H.R. 6411, Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano’s STRONG Veterans Act, bipartisan legislation to combat veteran suicide and address mental health and help our nation meet its commitment to those who risked their lives and safety for our country. 
 
Additionally, the House will consider H.R. 5585, Rep. Eshoo’s ARPA-H Act.  This legislation would establish the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), an independent agency tasked with accelerating biomedical innovation and making transformative breakthroughs in the fight against the most challenging diseases.  This agency will oversee the next steps in the cancer moonshot program and help meet the President’s goal of cutting the cancer death rate by at least 50% over the next twenty-five years. 

As we celebrate Pride Month, the House will consider H.R. 4176, the LGBTQ Data Inclusion Act, which would require federal agencies to use voluntary surveys of self-disclosed information on sexual orientation and gender identity so that policymakers can be better informed as to the full extent of discrimination against LGBTQ Americans and their families.  
 
I also anticipate that the House will vote on a compromise, bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act now that the Senate has taken action on the version agreed upon in May, which preserves much of the House-passed legislation to care for veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic chemicals during their service. 

Lastly, additional legislative items are possible.”
 

If you have any questions please contact: Courtney Fry, Ray Salazar, or Deborah Rowe at 5-3130.