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  • Transportation, Housing Appropriations Bill Clears House Committee

    July 21, 2017

    On July 17, the House Appropriations Committee approved, 31-20, the FY2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Related Agencies spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). The Subcommittee on Transportation, HUD, and Related Agencies approved the measure on July 11 (see The Source, 7/14/17). According to the committee report, the legislation would provide $56.512 billion in discretionary funds…

  • Veterans’ Committee Advances Child Care Bill

    July 21, 2017

    On July 19, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved, by voice vote, several bills, including H.R. 95, the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act, as amended, sponsored by Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA). The Health Subcommittee approved the bill on April 6 (see The Source, 4/7/17). Among other provisions, the legislation would provide child care to…

  • House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Gang Violence and Human Trafficking

    July 21, 2017

    On July 20, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations held a hearing, “Gangs in Our Communities: Drugs, Human Trafficking, and Violence.” The hearing discussed several issues regarding gang violence, including involvement in sex trafficking, noting that young girls often are targets. The following witnesses testified: Kenneth Blanco, acting assistant attorney…

  • House Subcommittee Examines Global Food Security Act

    July 21, 2017

    On July 18, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing, “Implementing the Global Food Security Act.” The Global Food Security Act, S. 1252, would authorize U.S. foreign assistance to address poverty and hunger, and to improve nutrition security. The House passed the legislation during…

  • Pathways to Success Subject of House Hearing on SNAP

    July 21, 2017

    On July 18, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition held a hearing, “The Next Farm Bill: Pathways to Success for SNAP Households.” The hearing focused on ways recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can improve education and employment opportunities. This is the latest in a series of hearings to examine the reauthorization of…

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  • Congressional Schedule: July 24-28 2017

    July 24, 2017

    Floor Action: Appropriations– On Wednesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 3219, the Department of Defense, Energy and Water Development, Military Construction-VA, and Legislative Branch omnibus spending bill. Veterans– On Monday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 95, the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act. Health–The Senate also may consider H.R. 1628, the…

  • Weekly Highlights: July 17-21, 2017

    July 24, 2017

    Mark-Ups: Appropriations- On July 20, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved, 31-0, S. 1603, the FY2018 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies spending bill. The Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA, and Related Agencies approved the legislation on July 18. On July 19, the House Appropriations Committee passed, 28-22, the FY2018…

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