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  • Committee Holds Hearing on Working Families Flexibility Act

    April 7, 2017

    On April 5, the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on H.R. 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), would allow private-sector employees to choose between receiving paid compensatory time off and overtime pay. Currently, public-sector employees are allowed to earn compensatory…

  • Bills Introduced

    April 7, 2017

    Abortion H.R. 1895—Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)/Energy and Commerce (4/4/17)—A bill to prohibit the secretary of Health and Human Services from conducting or supporting any research involving human fetal tissue that is obtained pursuant to an induced abortion, and for other purposes. H.R. 2019—Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)/Ways and Means (4/6/17)—A bill to exclude certain abortions from…

  • Senate Designates “Gold Star Wives Day”

    April 7, 2017

    On April 4, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 112, which designates April 5, 2017, as “Gold Star Wives Day.” Sponsored by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the resolution recognizes the “important role that Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. plays in the lives of the spouses and families of fallen members and veterans…

  • House Committee Approves Bills to Address Needs of Women Veterans

    April 7, 2017

    On April 6, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health approved, by voice vote, several bills, including H.R. 91, the Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act, H.R. 95, the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act, and H.R. 907, the Newborn Care Improvement Act. The subcommittee held a hearing on these bills on March 29…

  • Bills to Combat Child Exploitation Clear House Committee

    April 7, 2017

    On April 5, the House Judiciary Committee approved several bills, including H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act, and H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children’s Safety Act. Global Child Protection Act The measure, sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), would define illicit sexual conduct to include sexual contact committed against children while abroad, often referred to…

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