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Weekly Highlights: November 18-22, 2013

Floor Action:

International- On November 18, the Senate approved, by voice vote, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Stewardship and Oversight Act (S. 1545). The House approved the measure by voice vote on November 19, sending the bill to President Obama.

Military- This week, the Senate began its deliberation of the FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1197).

Mark-Ups:

Veterans- On November 19, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved, by voice vote, an omnibus bill, the Veterans Programs Improvements Act (S. 1581). The measure incorporates provisions of the Survivors of Military Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse Act.

Hearings:

International- On November 19, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing, “Crisis in the Central African Republic.”

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