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  • Senate Committee Examines Sex Trafficking Efforts

    February 17, 2017

    On February 15, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing, “Ending Modern Slavery: Building on Success.” The hearing focused on improvements to anti-trafficking legislation, technology, and programs for combating sex trafficking. During the hearing, Ashton Kutcher, co-founder, Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, drew connections between the foster care system and sex trafficking, stating that…

  • Senate Subcommittee Examines Spouse, Family Programs

    February 17, 2017

    On February 14, the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel held a hearing, “Department of Defense Single Servicemember and Military Family Readiness Programs.” The hearing focused on the Armed Forces’ efforts to address sexual assault, integrate women into combat roles, and provide child care and military spousal support programs, among other initiatives. The following witnesses…

  • House Committee Holds Hearing on Juvenile Justice Reform

    February 17, 2017

    On February 15, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing, “Providing Vulnerable Youth the Hope of a Brighter Future through Juvenile Justice Reform.” The hearing focused on efforts in serving vulnerable youth in their communities by promoting opportunities for children and improving accountability and oversight to help youth succeed. Further, the hearing…

  • House Committee Holds Hearing on SNAP Purchases

    February 17, 2017

    On February 16, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing, “Pros and Cons of Restricting SNAP Purchases.” The hearing examined the implications of additional restrictions placed on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) purchases, specifically the purchase of sweetened beverages, sweets, and salty snacks. In addition, the hearing noted that “women, in particular, are more likely…

  • Bills Introduced

    February 17, 2017

    Abortion H.R. 1192—Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)/Judiciary (2/16/17)—A bill to prohibit dismemberment abortions, and for other purposes. H.R. 1203—Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)/Energy and Commerce (2/17/17)—A bill to prohibit research with human fetal tissue obtained pursuant to an abortion, and for other purposes. Child Protection H.R. 1188—Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)/Judiciary (2/16/17)—A bill to reauthorize certain programs established…

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February 27, 2017

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February 22, 2017

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