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  • House Committee Approves Defense Spending Bill

    May 20, 2016

    On May 17, the House Appropriations Committee approved, by voice vote, the FY2017 Defense spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). The Defense Subcommittee approved its measure on May 11 (see The Source, 5/13/16). According to the committee report, the bill would allocate $576.27 billion in FY2017. This amount is $2.982 billion over FY2016 and $586.382 million below President…

  • Veterans Committee Approves Transition Bill

    May 20, 2016

    On May 18, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee passed H.R. 5229, the Improving Transition Programs for All Veterans Act, sponsored by Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA). The bill would require the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs to evaluate programs to assist veterans as they transition to civilian life. The study would focus on the…

  • Global Food Security Bill Passes House Committee

    May 20, 2016

    On May 18, the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved, by voice vote, S. 1252, the Global Food Security Act, sponsored by Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA). The Senate approved the bill on April 20 (see The Source, 4/22/16); the House approved an earlier version of the measure (H.R. 1567), sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), on…

  • WIC Program Reauthorized in House Bill

    May 20, 2016

    On May 18, the House Education and the Workforce Committee passed, 20-14, H.R. 5033, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act, sponsored by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN). Among other provisions, the bill would reauthorize for five years the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) at the current level. In FY2016, WIC…

  • Bills Introduced

    May 20, 2016

    Health H.R. 5243—Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY)/Appropriations, Budget (5/16/16)—A bill making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, to strengthen public health activities in response to the Zika virus, and for other purposes. S. 2941—Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/17/16)—A bill to require a study on women and lung cancer, and…

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  • Congressional Schedule: May 23-27, 2016

    May 23, 2016

    Floor Action: The Senate is scheduled to consider S. 2613, the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act, and S. 2814, the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Mark-Ups: Appropriations- On Tuesday, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense will mark up the FY2017 Defense spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). The House Appropriations Committee will mark up the FY2017 Commerce, Justice, Science,…

  • Weekly Highlights: May 16-20, 2016

    May 23, 2016

    Floor Action: Appropriations- On May 18, the Senate passed, 89-8, H.R. 2577, the FY2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Related Agencies spending bill. On May 19, the House approved, 295-129, H.R. 4974, the FY2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill. On May 18, the House approved, 241-184, H.R. 5243, the…

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    May 9, 2016

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    May 2, 2016

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In 1925, Representative Mae Ella Nolan (R-CA) became the first woman to chair a congressional committee.