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  • 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…

  • House Passes Child Abuse Bill

    August 1, 2014

    On July 28, the House passed, by voice vote, the Victims of Child Abuse Reauthorization Act (S. 1799). The Senate passed the bill on June 26 (see The Source, 6/27/14). The House vote clears the bill for President Obama’s signature. The measure, if signed by the president, would reauthorize the Victims of Child Abuse Act…

  • Ovarian Cancer Resolution Clears Senate

    August 1, 2014

    On August 1, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 536, a resolution designating September 2014 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), recognizes that ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among American women and that there is no early detection test for…

  • House Committee Passes International Women’s Rights Bill

    August 1, 2014

    On July 30, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed, by voice vote, the Girls Count Act (H.R. 3398), sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH). The bill notes that “every year, 51 million children under [age] five are not registered at birth, most of whom are girls,” and that “the lack of such documentation prevents girls…

  • Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Gun, Domestic Violence

    August 1, 2014

    On July 30, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing, “Violence Against Women Act Next Steps: Protecting Women from Gun Violence,” chaired by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). The hearing focused on two bills addressing domestic gun violence: the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act (S. 1290), sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and the…

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Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) lead the Women's Caucus during the 113th Congress.