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Legislative Updates

Keeping up with Congress is a full-time job, which is why CWA’s Legislative Directors will update you on all the “need-to-know” details for the House and Senate. Check back every week for the latest from our hard-working legislative team.

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Legislative Update for March 21, 20143/21/2014

Both the House and Senate were out of session this week. Highlights while members were back in the district: House After being pushed to vote on the National Women’s History Museum, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) has agreed to hold a vote on this legislation (H.R. 863) sometime this year.  While the idea of celebrating […]  READ MORE

Legislative Update for March 14, 20143/14/2014

House Ukraine: Last Friday, the House passed a bill to provide the Administration with the authority to extend loan guarantees to the government in Ukraine.  This week, the House passed a bill that expressed support for the people of Ukraine and their territorial integrity.  Both bills passed with overwhelming bipartisan support. Executive Overreach:  This week […]  READ MORE

Legislative Update for February 21, 20142/21/2014

Both the Senate and the House of Representatives were out-of-session this week. House While Members of Congress were in their districts, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) continued to meet with House staff on the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014, H.R. 3865.  Since this legislation was only […]  READ MORE

Legislative Update for February 14, 20142/14/2014

House Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act (H.R. 3865): The Ways and Means Committee favorably reported Rep. Dave Camp’s bill on Tuesday, February 11, along a party-line vote.  This bill would prevent the IRS from finalizing a rule that would restrict 501(c)(4) organizations (like Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee) and […]  READ MORE

Legislative Update for February 7, 20142/7/2014

This week started off with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) hurling a direct blow to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The study released by that non-partisan group exposed the troublesome ramifications that come with the ACA and what it will cost the American people. House On February 5, the House Ways and Means Oversight Committee […]  READ MORE

Legislative Update for December 20, 201312/20/2013

With the House of Representatives out of session for the remainder of the year, the Senate is in for the long haul. House ENDA:   On December 16, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee’s (CWALAC) Director of House Legislation, Shari Rendall, participated in a panel discussion on the House side opposing the Employment Non-Discrimination […]  READ MORE

Legislative Update for December 13, 201312/13/2013

House Budget Deal: The House passed the Ryan-Murray budget deal by a vote of 332-94 that set-aside the bipartisan Budget Control Act of 2011, increased spending from $967 billion to $1 trillion, and imposed new revenue, like the Transportation Security Agency fee increase. To read CWALAC’s letter of opposition to the budget deal, click here. […]  READ MORE

Legislative Update for December 6, 201312/6/2013

House While the House and Senate were out last week, the Obama Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposed new guidelines for 501(c)(4) organizations, which will have the significant effect of chilling advocacy groups’ activities, particularly in how they communicate to their members.  In typical Obama Administration form, the IRS took action towards silencing 501(c)(4)s, instead of […]  READ MORE

Legislative Update for November 29, 201311/29/2013

The House of Representatives and United States Senate are out of session this week for Thanksgiving break.  READ MORE

Legislative Update for November 22, 201311/22/2013

House HHS Mandate:  While President Obama is proposing a band-aid fix for those Americans who lost their health insurance, the Supreme Court is preparing to decide whether to hear the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood cases on the HHS mandate.  Unless Congress passes legislation to protect conscience, Americans will be forced in January to subsidize […]  READ MORE

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