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  • Human Trafficking Bill Considered by Senate

    April 17, 2015

    This week, the Senate continued its consideration of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178), a bill that would establish a fund to aid domestic trafficking victims. Further action on the bill has been stalled due to partisan debate over the inclusion of language that would permanently restrict money in the fund from…

  • Senate Committee Clears Education Bill

    April 17, 2015

    On April 16, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee unanimously approved the Every Child Achieves Act (as-yet-unnumbered). The measure would reauthorize and amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (P.L. 107-110), now commonly known as No Child Left Behind, which expired in 2007. The bill is the result of a bipartisan agreement reached…

  • Military Construction-Veterans Spending Bills Clears House Subcommittee

    April 17, 2015

    On April 15, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies approved, by voice vote, the FY2016 Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). According to the committee summary, the measure would allocate $76.6 billion in discretionary funds for FY2016. This amount is $4.6 billion over FY2015, but…

  • Food Aid Examined by Senate Committee

    April 17, 2015

    On April 15, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing, “American Food Aid: Why Reform?” The hearing provided an update on current operations and challenges for food aid around the world. Dina Esposito, director of Food for Peace, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), stated: “USAID’s programs seek to decrease hunger by increasing…

  • Mental Health Benefits for Victims of MST Subject of House Hearing

    April 17, 2015

    On April 14, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held a hearing on, among other bills, the Ruth Moore Act (H.R. 1607). The Ruth Moore Act, sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME), would make it easier for veterans to qualify for benefits if there is a diagnosis of a mental…

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Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: April 20-24, 2015

    April 20, 2015

    Floor Action: Human Trafficking- The Senate is scheduled to continue its consideration of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178). Mark-Ups: Reproductive Health- On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will mark up H.J. Res. 43, a resolution disapproving the action of the D.C. City Council in approving the Reproductive Health…

  • Weekly Highlights: April 13-17, 2015

    April 20, 2015

    Floor Action: Health- On April 14, the Senate overwhelmingly approved the Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2) by a vote of 92-8. Human Trafficking- This week, the Senate continued its consideration of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178), a bill that would establish a fund to aid…

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A record number of women serve in the 114th Congress -- 88 in the House (including four non-voting Delegates) and 20 in the Senate.