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Weekly Highlights: March 31-April 4, 2014

Mark-Ups:

Miscellaneous- On April 3, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 394, a resolution designating April 5 as Gold Star Wives Day.

On April 2, the House Administration Committee approved, by voice vote, H.R. 863, the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women’s History Museum Act.

Crime- On April 2, the House Judiciary Committee approved, by voice vote, the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act (H.R. 4323).

International- On April 3, the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved, by unanimous consent, the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act (H.R. 3583).

Appropriations- On April 3, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies approved, by voice vote, the Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered).

Health- On April 3, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved, by voice vote, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act (H.R. 1281).

Hearings:

Employment- On April 1, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing, “Access to Justice: Ensuring Equal Pay with the Paycheck Fairness Act.”

International- On April 3, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing, “Women’s Education: Promoting Development, Countering Radicalism.”

Family Support- On April 2, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources held a hearing on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.

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