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  • Budget Clears Senate Chamber

    March 27, 2015

    On March 27, the Senate approved its version of the FY2016 budget (S. Con. Res. 11) by a vote of 52-46. The Senate Budget Committee approved the measure on March 19 (see The Source, 3/20/15); the House approved its budget resolution (H. Con. Res. 27) on March 25 (see The Source, 3/27/15). According to the…

  • House Approves Budget Resolution

    March 27, 2015

    On March 25, the House approved, 228-199, the FY2016 Budget Resolution (H. Con. Res. 27). The House Budget Committee approved the legislation on March 19 (see The Source, 3/20/15). According to the committee report, the budget resolution would provide $3.719 trillion in budget authority in FY2016 and would set discretionary spending at $1.111 trillion. The…

  • House Passes “Doc Fix” Legislation

    March 27, 2015

    On March 26, the House passed, 392-37, the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) (H.R. 2). The measure, sponsored by Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX), would repeal the sustainable growth rate that requires cuts in reimbursements to doctors who participate in Medicare. The bill would extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for two years, allocating…

  • House Committee Passes Anti-Pornography Bill

    March 27, 2015

    On March 25, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed, by voice vote, the Eliminating Pornography from Agencies Act (H.R. 901). The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), would establish guidelines that prohibit access to a pornographic or other explicit website from a federal computer, unless the websites are required for investigation purposes.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Subject of Senate Hearing

    March 27, 2015

    On March 25, the Senate Aging Committee held a hearing, “The Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease: Are We on Track to a Treatment by 2025?” “Women are also at the epicenter of this crisis,” said Dan Gasby, husband of B. Smith, restaurateur, model, and author who recently was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He continued, “Almost two-thirds…

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  • Congressional Schedule: April 13-17, 2015

    April 13, 2015

    Floor Action: Budget- This week, the House and Senate may consider the FY2016 Budget conference report. Human Trafficking- The Senate is likely to consider the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178). Health- The Senate also is likely to consider the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2). Mark-Ups: Appropriations- On Wednesday, the House…

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