Weekly Highlights: May 8-12, 2017

Floor Action:

Violence Against Women- On May 8, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 159, a resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.


Health- On May 11, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions approved, 21-2, S. 934, the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act.

Crime- On May 11, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved, by voice vote, S. 139, the Rapid DNA Act.

Child Protection- The Senate Judiciary Committee also approved, by voice vote, S. 534, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act, on May 11.