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  • Senate Approves READ Act

    August 4, 2017

    On August 1, the Senate passed, by voice vote, H.R. 601, the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act, as amended. Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), the measure would promote programs that improve access to education for women and girls in developing countries. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the bill on May 25…

  • Women, Peace, and Security Act Clears Senate

    August 4, 2017

    On August 3, the Senate approved, by voice vote, S. 1141, the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The bill would ensure that the United States promotes the “meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve conflict.” The Senate Foreign Relations…

  • Senate Passes Rapid DNA Act

    August 4, 2017

    On August 1, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, H.R. 510, the Rapid DNA Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Among other provisions, the legislation would integrate the use of rapid DNA instruments in order to reduce the DNA testing backlog. The House approved the bill on May 16 (see The Source,…

  • Senate Approves Juvenile Justice Bill

    August 4, 2017

    On August 1, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. 860, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act, sponsored by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA). The bill would authorize $864.363 million through FY2021 for programs to prevent juvenile delinquency and address the needs of at-risk youth and those in contact with the justice system. Among…

  • Senate Committee Approves Human Trafficking Bills

    August 4, 2017

    On August 2, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee passed, by voice vote, S. 1532, the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act, and S. 1536, the Combatting Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act, as amended. S. 1532 Sponsored by Sen. John Thune (R-SD), the measure would “disqualify from operating a commercial motor vehicle…

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