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  • House Bill Would Train Health Professionals to Address Human Trafficking

    September 12, 2014

    On September 9, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on the “Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act” (H.R. 5411), sponsored by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC). The bill would authorize the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants to medical and nursing schools that develop…

  • Bills Introduced

    September 12, 2014

    Child Support H.R. 5452—Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI)/Financial Services (9/11/14)—A bill to clarify the ability to use consumer reports in certain cases to establish and enforce child support payments. Health H.R. 5411—Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC)/Energy and Commerce (9/8/14)—A bill to provide for the development and dissemination of evidence-based best practices for health care professionals to recognize…

  • House Passes Infant and Child Death Bill

    September 12, 2014

    On September 9, the House passed, by voice vote, the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act (H.R. 669). The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the bill on July 15 (see The Source, 7/14/2014).

  • House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Parental Rights

    September 12, 2014

    On September 9, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing, “Hearing: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to Parental Rights.” Catherine Ross, professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, stated, “Most of the [Supreme Court] cases [on parental rights] do not involve the…

  • Congress Approves Veterans Health Legislation

    August 1, 2014

    On July 30, the House passed, 420-5, the conference report for H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act. The Senate approved the report by a vote of 91-3 on July 31. The conference report resolves differences between the House and Senate versions of the legislation. The Senate passed the…

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Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: September 15-19, 2014

    September 15, 2014

    Floor Action: This week, the House is scheduled to consider a continuing resolution to fund the government into December (H. J. Res. 124). The House also is likely to consider the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (S. 1086) and the Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act (H.R. 4137). The Senate is scheduled…

  • Weekly Highlights: September 8-12, 2014

    September 15, 2014

    Floor Action: Child Protection- On September 9, the House passed, by voice vote, the Sudden Unexpected Death Data Enhancement and Awareness Act (H.R. 669). Hearings: Judiciary- On September 9, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing, “Hearing: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to…

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