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Weekly Highlights: March 21-25, 2016

Floor Action:

Veterans- On March 22, the House approved, 385-0, H.R. 4336, the Women Airforce Service Pilot Arlington Inurnment Restoration Act.

Education/Employment- On March 22, the House approved, 380-3, H.R. 4755, the Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act.

Small Business- On March 22, the House approved, 383-4, H.R. 4742, the Promoting Women Entrepreneurship Act.

Mark-Ups:

Appropriations- On March 23, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies approved, by unanimous consent, the FY2017 Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered).

Small Business- On March 23, the House Small Business Committee approved, by voice vote, H.R. 207, the Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act.

Hearings:

International- On March 22, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing, “Women Fighting for Peace: Lessons for Today’s Conflicts.”

Human Trafficking- On March 22, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing, “Get It Right This Time: A Victims-Centered Trafficking in Persons Report.”

Health- On March 22, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing, “America’s Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic.”

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