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  • Senate Committee Examines Opening of Combat Roles to Women

    February 5, 2016

    On February 2, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing, “Implementation of the Decision to Open All Ground Combat Units to Women.” The hearing follows the December 2015 announcement by Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to lift the ban on women serving in ground combat units. The following witnesses testified: The Honorable Raymond E….

  • Bills Introduced

    February 5, 2016

    Family Support H.R. 4420—Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME)/Agriculture (2/1/16)—A bill to provide that certain convicted felons shall be ineligible to participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Human Trafficking H.R. 4406— Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)/Education and the Workforce (2/1/16)—A bill to direct the secretary of Labor to train certain Department of Labor personnel how to effectively…

  • Veto Override Vote Falters in House

    February 5, 2016

    On February 2, the House failed to override President Obama’s veto of H.R. 3762, the Restoring American’s Health Care Freedom Reconciliation Act. The 241-186 tally fell short of the two-thirds majority vote needed to override the veto. The president vetoed H.R. 3762 on January 8 (see The Source, 1/8/16).

  • House Passes Human Trafficking Bills

    February 5, 2016

    On February 1, the House passed, by voice vote, the International Megan’s Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders (H.R. 515) and the Trafficking Prevention in Foreign Affairs Contracting Act (H.R. 400). On December 17, the Senate amended and approved H.R. 515, sending the measure back…

  • Senate Recognizes Stalking Awareness Month

    February 5, 2016

    On February 2, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 353, a resolution designating January 2016 as “National Stalking Awareness Month.” Sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the measure urges communities and organizations to increase awareness of stalking and support services for victims of stalking.

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  • FY2017 Budget Summary Available on Our Website!

    February 10, 2016

    The FY2017 Budget Summary is now available on our website. Visit our Other Publications page for this and other special reports!

  • Congressional Schedule: February 8-12, 2016

    February 8, 2016

    On Tuesday, President Obama will submit to Congress his budget proposal for FY2017. Floor Action: Veterans- On Monday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 2915, the Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act. Mark-Ups: Health- On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. Hearings: Health- On Wednesday,…

  • Weekly Highlights: February 1-5, 2016

    February 8, 2016

    Floor Action: Budget- On February 2, the House failed to override President Obama’s veto of H.R. 3762, the Restoring American’s Health Care Freedom Reconciliation Act. Human Trafficking- On February 1, the House passed, by voice vote, the International Megan’s Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders…

  • 2016 Women’s Policy, Inc. Congressional Dinner

    February 1, 2016

    Women’s Policy, Inc. cordially invites you to its 2016 Congressional Gala! Wednesday, February 24, 2016      

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