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Weekly Highlights: April 18-22, 2016

Floor Action:

International- On April 20, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. 1252, the Global Food Security Act, as amended.

Miscellaneous- On April 19, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, the Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin Act (H.R. 2722).

Education/Employment- On April 18, the House passed, 377-6, the 100 Years of Women in Congress Act (H.R. 4570).

Mark-Ups:

Appropriations- On April 21, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved, 30-0, the FY2017 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies spending bill (S. 2837).

On April 21, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved, 30-0, the FY2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies spending bill (S. 2844).

On April 13, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Rural Development, and Related Agencies approved, by voice vote, the FY2017 Agriculture, FDA, Rural Development, and Related Agencies spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered).

On April 20, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative Branch approved, by voice vote, the FY2017 Legislative Branch spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered).

Military- On April 21, the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel approved, by voice vote, its portion of H.R. 4909, the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act.

Health- On April 20, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health approved, by voice vote, several bills, including H.R. 3691, the Improving Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women Act, and H.R. 4978, the Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act.

Hearings:

Military- On April 20, the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel held a hearing on the “Current State of Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.”

Abortion- On April 20, the House Energy and Commerce Select Investigative Panel held a hearing, “The Pricing of Fetal Tissue.”

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