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  • Effectiveness of Support Programs Subject of House Hearing

    March 20, 2015

    On March 17, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources held a hearing, “Expanding Opportunities by Funding What Works: Using Evidence to Help Low-Income Individuals and Families Get Ahead.” “We have solid evidence to support increased investments in programs that help families get ahead,” said Joan Entmacher, vice president for Family Economic Security,…

  • Senate Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Child Pornography Restitution

    March 20, 2015

    On March 19, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigation held a hearing, “Child Exploitation Restitution Following the Paroline v. United States Decision.” The hearing focused on better understanding how to compensate victims of child exploitation and rework the system of child pornography restitution. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation to…

  • Bills Introduced

    March 20, 2015

    Employment S. 786—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Finance (3/18/15)—A bill to provide paid and family medical leave benefits to certain individuals, and for other purposes. H.R. 1439—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Ways and Means (3/18/15)—A bill to provide paid family and medical leave benefits to certain individuals, and for other purposes. S. 803—Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)/ Health, Education, Labor,…

  • Senate Continues to Consider Anti-Trafficking Bill

    March 20, 2015

    This week, the Senate continued its consideration of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178). The bill stalled last week amid partisan debate over the inclusion of language that would restrict funds in the domestic trafficking victims fund from being used for abortions (see The Source, 3/15/15). After several motions to end debate,…

  • House, Senate Committees Advance FY2016 Budget

    March 20, 2015

    This week, the House and Senate Budget Committees approved their respective versions of the FY2016 Budget Resolution. The nonbinding resolutions provide a blueprint for federal spending for the upcoming fiscal year. House Budget Resolution On March 19, the House Budget Committee approved, 22-13, its version of the FY2016 budget resolution (as-yet-unnumbered). According to the committee…

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  • Congressional Schedule: March 23-27, 2015

    March 23, 2015

    Floor Action: Budget- This week, the House is scheduled to consider the FY2016 Budget Resolution (as-yet-unnumbered). The Senate also is likely to consider its version of the budget (as-yet-unnumbered). Mark-Ups: Miscellaneous- On Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will mark up the Eliminating Pornography from Agencies Act (H.R. 901). Hearings: International- On Wednesday,…

  • Weekly Highlights: March 16-20, 2015

    March 23, 2015

    Floor Action: Human Trafficking- This week, the Senate continued its consideration the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178), a bill that would establish a fund to aid domestic trafficking victims. Mark-Ups: Budget- On March 19, the House Budget Committee approved, 22-13, its version of the FY2016 budget resolution (as-yet-unnumbered). Also on March 19,…

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Reps. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Doris O. Matsui (D-CA) lead the Women's Caucus in the 114th Congress.