7/12 Weekly Legislative Update


How did your MOCs vote last week?

S. 4116: A bill to extend the authority for commitments for the paycheck protection program and separate amounts authorized for other loans under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act, and for other purposes.
Signed into law by President Trump on July 4, 2020

H.R. 7440: Hong Kong Autonomy Act
Passed House & Senate by voice vote/unanimous consent (no individual votes recorded)

S. 4209: Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020
Passed House & Senate by voice vote/unanimous consent (no individual votes recorded)


Bills On the House Schedule This Coming Week:

The upcoming week is scheduled for committee work. No full House or Senate votes are expected.

Check back here throughout the week

In Committee:

House Committee Schedule

Senate Committee Schedule

  • Adding more judges to handle increasing caseloads in the lower courts (Senate Judiciary Committee)


Little Sisters of the Poor Sts. Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania 
Ruling: upheld an employer’s ability to block coverage for birth control in their employees’ healthcare plans for “religious or moral” reasons.

Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru
Ruling: Religious schools and institutions are immune from some types of discrimination lawsuits filed by employees in ministerial roles.

Trump v. Vance /Trump v. Mazars
Ruling: Trump is not immune from subpoenas. This case was sent back to the lower courts.

McGirt v. Oklahoma
Ruling: Oklahoma has no jurisdiction to prosecute major crimes committed by American Indians within their own sovereign nation.