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  • House Subcommittee Approves Counseling, Health Services for Veterans

    May 15, 2015

    On May 15, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health approved H.R. 1575, a bill to provide counseling services for women veterans recently separated from the Armed Forces, H.R. 2257, a bill to improve reproductive treatments for certain disabled veterans, and H.R. 627, a bill to expand the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) definition of…

  • House Subcommittee Evaluates Mental Health Benefits for Victims of MST

    May 15, 2015

    On May 14, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs passed, by voice vote, the Ruth Moore Act (H.R. 1607). The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME), would direct the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, in any particular case in which a veteran claims that a covered mental…

  • House Committee Approves Transportation, Housing Spending Bill

    May 15, 2015

    On May 13, the House Appropriations Committee approved, 30-21, the FY2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies passed the measure on April 29 (see The Source, 5/1/15). According to the committee report, the bill would allocate $55.3…

  • Hearing on Sex Trafficking Victims held by House Subcommittee

    May 15, 2015

    On May 14, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing, “A Pathway to Freedom: Rescue and Refuge for Sex Trafficking Victims.” Chair Chris Smith (R-NJ) stated, “In January of 2000, I received actionable information that eight Ukrainian women were being exploited by sex traffickers…

  • Bills Introduced

    May 15, 2015

    Child Protection H.R. 2385—Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (5/15/15)—A bill to require certain large companies to submit to an independent annual audit of their supply chains to verify that their supply chains are free of child and forced labor. Employment S. 1302—Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/12/15)—A bill to provide leave because…

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  • There’s still time to apply for the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy!

    May 19, 2015

    Application materials for the 2016 Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy are available on our website! Visit the Fellowships page for more information or click on the links below! 2016 Fellowships Application 2016 Fellowships Brochure The deadline is June 1. Apply today!

  • Congressional Schedule: May 18-22, 2015

    May 18, 2015

    Floor Action: This week, the House is scheduled to consider the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178). Mark-Ups: Appropriations- On Tuesday, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies will mark up the FY2016 Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). The full Appropriations Committee will…

  • Weekly Highlights: May 11-15, 2015

    May 18, 2015

    Floor Action: Abortion- On May 13, the House approved, 242-184, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36). Military- On May 15, the House passed, 269-151, the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1735). Mark-Ups: Military- On May 14, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved, 22-4, its version of the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act…

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