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  • Bills Introduced

    July 15, 2016

    Abortion S. Res. 530—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (7/13/16)—A resolution supporting the termination of the Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives established pursuant to House Resolution 461, and for other purposes. Crime H.R. 5896—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Judiciary (7/14/16)—A bill to provide that it…

  • Senate Sends Opioid Abuse Bill to the President

    July 15, 2016

    On July 13, the Senate approved, 92-2, the conference report for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524). The House passed the measure on July 8 (see The Source, 7/8/15); the Senate vote clears the bill for President Obama’s signature. Among several provisions, the legislation would provide $16.9 million annually to treat pregnant and…

  • Abortion Conscience Protection Bill Clears House

    July 15, 2016

    On July 13, the House approved, 245-182, amendments to S. 304, the Abortion Objection Conscience Protection Act. Originally introduced by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) as the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower Act, the House amended the bill to prohibit the government from penalizing health care and insurance providers who refuse to provide, cover, or refer for,…

  • Senate Recognizes Ovarian Cancer Month

    July 15, 2016

    On July 14, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 521, a resolution designating September as National Ovarian Cancer Month. Among other provisions, the resolution, sponsored by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), acknowledges that the mortality rate for ovarian cancer has not decreased much since the “War on Cancer” was declared forty years ago and…

  • House Appropriations Committee Approves State, Foreign Operations Spending Bill

    July 15, 2016

    On July 12, the House Appropriations Committee approved, by voice vote, the 2017 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). The House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs approved the legislation by voice vote on July 6 (see The Source, 7/8/16). The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its version of the…

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