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June 16, 2017

PROTECT Act Clears Senate

On June 15, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. 782, the Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to (PROTECT) Our Children Act. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the measure on June 8 (see The Source, 6/9/17).

Child Protection

June 16, 2017

House Passes Bill to Promote a 21st Century Workforce

On June 12, the House approved, by unanimous consent, H.R. 338, a bill to promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce, sponsored by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL). Among other provisions, the measure would provide resources to minority-serving institutions in order to increase the number of women and minorities trained to enter the energy and...

Employment

June 16, 2017

House Committee Approves Military Construction-Veterans Spending Bill

On June 15, the House Appropriations Committee approved, by voice vote, the FY2018 Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). The Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee approved the legislation on June 12. According to the committee report, the bill would allocate $88.8 billion in discretionary funding for FY2018, $6...

Appropriations · Military · Veterans

June 16, 2017

House Approves the End Tropical Diseases Act

On June 14, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations approved, by voice vote, H.R. 1415, the End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act, sponsored by Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ). Among other provisions, the legislation would encourage the United States Agency for International Development to provide drug treatment packages...

Global Health · International

June 16, 2017

House Subcommittee Examines Famine in Africa

On June 15, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing, “Africa’s Current and Potential Famines.” The hearing focused on the need for food assistance to combat famine, as well as solutions to conflicts that lead to widespread famine. Roger Thurow, senior fellow, Global Food...

Global Health · International

June 16, 2017

Bills Introduced

Family Support S. 1344—Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (6/13/17)—A bill to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate use of assistance under sections 8 and 9 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 with public and private resources, to enable eligible families to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency, and for...

Bills Introduced

June 9, 2017

Senate Committee Passes PROTECT Act

On June 8, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved, by voice vote, S. 782, the Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to  (PROTECT) Our Children Act, sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). The bill would reauthorize through FY2022 the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force program. The PROTECT Act (P.L. 110-401) established...

Child Protection

June 9, 2017

House Committee Approves Energy Bill and FDA Reauthorization Act

On June 7, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved, by unanimous consent, H.R. 338, a bill to promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce, sponsored by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL). The legislation would prioritize education and training for energy and manufacturing related jobs. Such training would include outreach programs to increase the number...

Employment · Health

June 9, 2017

House Committee Examines Future of International Food Aid

On June 7, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing, “The Next Farm Bill: The Future of International Food Aid and Agricultural Development.” The hearing focused on the contributions and efficiency of international food aid and agricultural development programs, such as Title II Food for Peace (P.L. 480) and the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education...

Global Health · International

June 9, 2017

Bills Introduced

Family Support S. 1290—Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)/Finance (6/5/17)—A bill to help individuals receiving assistance under means-tested welfare programs obtain self-sufficiency, to provide information on total spending on means-tested welfare programs, to provide an overall spending limit on means-tested welfare programs, and for other purposes. H.R. 2824—Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE)/Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce (6/8/17)—A...

Bills Introduced
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