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Weekly Highlights: March 27-31, 2017

Floor Action:

Abortion- On March 30, the Senate approved, 51-50, H. J. Res. 43, a resolution to repeal a regulation that prevented states from withholding Title X federal family planning funds from organizations that provide abortions.

Hearings:

Child Protection- On March 28, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing, “Protecting Young Athletes from Sexual Abuse.”

Family Support- On March 28, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition held a hearing, “The Next Farm Bill: The Future of SNAP.”

Veterans- On March 29, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on several bills, including H.R. 91, the Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans, H.R. 95, the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act, and H.R. 907, the Newborn Care Improvement Act.

Small Business/Entrepreneurship- On March 30, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing, “SBA’s Entrepreneurial Development Programs: Resources to Assist Small Businesses.”

International- On March 28, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing, “East Africa’s Quiet Famine.”

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