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  • Senate Committee Approves General Government Spending Bill

    July 24, 2015

    On July 23, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved, 16-14, the FY2016 Financial Services and General Government spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). The Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee approved the legislation on July 22; the House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the bill on June 17 (see The Source, 6/19/15). The measure would provide funding for…

  • Senate Committee Passes SURVIVE Act for Indian Victims

    July 24, 2015

    On July 22, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee passed, by voice vote, the Securing Urgent Resources Vital to Indian Victims Empowerment (SURVIVE) Act (S. 1704). The measure, sponsored by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), would amend the Indian Tribal Justice Act (P.L. 106-559) to secure urgent resources vital to Indian victims of crime. Among other provisions,…

  • Juvenile Justice Bill Clears Senate Committee

    July 24, 2015

    On July 23, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved, by voice vote, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (S. 1169). As amended, the measure, sponsored by Chair Charles Grassley (R-IA), would reauthorize programs enacted under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (P.L. 93-415) through FY2020. Specifically, the bill would authorize a total of $827.442…

  • House Subcommittee Approves Veterans’ Health Services Bills

    July 24, 2015

    On July 22, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health passed, by voice vote, H.R. 423, the Newborn Care Improvement Act, and H.R. 2915, the Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act. The subcommittee held a hearing on the bills on July 14 (see The Source, 7/17/15). The Newborn Care Improvement Act H.R. 423, sponsored by Rep….

  • Committee Approves Public Health Legislation

    July 24, 2015

    On July 23, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health approved several bills, by voice vote, including the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act (H.R. 1344) and the Protecting Our Infants Act (H.R. 1462). The subcommittee held a hearing on the bills on June 25 (see The Source, 6/26/15). As amended, H.R. 1344, sponsored…

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  • Congressional Schedule: July 27-31, 2015

    July 27, 2015

    Floor Action: Military- On Monday, the House is scheduled to consider the Ruth Moore Act (H.R. 1607). Mark-Ups: Family Support- On Tuesday, the House Financial Services Committee will mark up the Child Support Assistance Act (H.R. 2091). Health- On Tuesday and Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R….

  • Weekly Highlights: July 20-24, 2015

    July 27, 2015

    Mark-Ups: Appropriations- On July 23, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved, 16-14, the FY2016 Financial Services and General Government spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). Crime- On July 23, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved, by voice vote, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (S. 1169). Violence Against Women- On July 22, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee passed, by…

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