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  • House Subcommittee Holds SNAP Hearing

    July 25, 2014

    On July 24, the House Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition held a hearing on the role of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in relation to other federal assistance programs. Robert Doar, Morgridge fellow in poverty studies, American Enterprise Institute, stated, “The use of broad-based categorical eligibility to allow SNAP programs to waive…

  • Bills Introduced

    July 25, 2014

    Child Protection S. 2647—Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA)/Judiciary (7/23/14)—A bill to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a permanent background check system for private security officers. S. 2646—Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)/Judiciary (7/23/14)—A bill to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, and for other purposes. S. 2653—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Banking, Housing, and…

  • House Passes Human Trafficking Bills

    July 25, 2014

    This week, the House passed several bills to address human trafficking: a bill to improve the response to victims of child sex trafficking (H.R. 5111), the Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R. 5081), the Enhancing Services for Runaway and Homeless Victims of Youth Trafficking Act(H.R. 5076), the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act…

  • House Passes Child Tax Credit Bill

    July 25, 2014

    On July 25, the House approved, 237-173, the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act (H.R. 4935). The House Ways and Means Committee passed the legislation on June 25 (see The Source, 6/27/14). According to the committee report, under current law, an individual may claim a $1,000 tax credit for each qualifying child under age 17. The…

  • Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Women-Owned Small Businesses

    July 25, 2014

    On July 23, the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee held a hearing, “Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Understanding Success, Addressing Persistent Challenges, and Identifying New Opportunities.” The committee also released a report, “21st Century Barriers of Women’s Entrepreneurship.” Barbara Corcoran, founder, The Corcoran Group/ABC’s Shark Tank, stated, “Though the rate of women in entrepreneurship has risen…

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  • Congressional Schedule: July 28-August 1, 2014

    July 28, 2014

    Floor Action: This week, the House is scheduled to consider the Child Abuse Reauthorization Act (S. 1799). Mark-Ups: International- On Wednesday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will mark up the Girls Count Act (H.R. 3398). Hearings: Violence Against Women- On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing, “Violence Against Women Act Next Steps:…

  • Weekly Highlights: July 21-25, 2014

    July 28, 2014

    Floor Action: Human Trafficking- On July 23, the House passed several bills, by voice vote, to address human trafficking: the Enhancing Services for Runaway and Homeless Victims of Youth Trafficking Act (H.R. 5076), the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980), the Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act (H.R. 5135), the Human Trafficking…

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