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House Legislative Updates

Penny Nance Reacts to Resignation of House Speaker John Boehner9/25/2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced he would be resigning at the end of October. Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee CEO and President Penny Nance had this to say: “We are thankful for the pro-life efforts and legislation that Speaker Boehner was able to influence during his time in […]  READ MORE

CWALAC Opposes Lee Amendment to the 21st Century Cures Act7/9/2015

On behalf of our 500,000 members nationwide, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) urges you to oppose the amendment offered by Representative Barbara Lee to strike applying pro-life provisions to H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act. [Click to see full letter.]  READ MORE

House Legislative Update for November 14, 201411/18/2014

The House is back in session this week for the first time after elections!  Newly elected representatives are here in D.C. this week for their orientation. Returning Members of Congress are having initial meetings on what to do to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year which began on October 1. Currently, […]  READ MORE

House Legislative Update for September 15, 20149/15/2014

The House is expected to finish its legislative business and wrap up.  It may reconvene if needed based upon Senate action. GAO Report:  Several House leaders requested that the Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent watchdog agency, investigate abortion in ObamaCare.  This week, the GAO released its report that showed that all Americans, even in […]  READ MORE

House Legislative Update for September 8, 20149/8/2014

The House returned to Washington, D.C., this week after its August recess, and it was a busy week! ISIS:  This week President Obama briefed House Members of Congress on the ISIS situation.  As part of that briefing, President Obama has requested $5 billion in counter-terrorism funds to fight ISIS.  However, the terror posed by ISIS […]  READ MORE

House Legislative Update for August 8, 20148/8/2014

Members of Congress have left Washington, D.C., for their districts.  Now is a great time to visit your representatives while they are at home!  READ MORE

House Legislative Update for August 18/6/2014

By a vote of 370-40, H. Con. Res. 105 passed the House on July 25.  This concurrent resolution states that the president may not, under any circumstances, deploy or maintain U.S. Armed Forces “in a sustained combat role” in Iraq without specified and enumerated Congressional authorization. Both Republican and Democratic congressmen rallied behind this measure, […]  READ MORE

House Legislative Update for July 25, 20147/25/2014

Sexual Exploitation: On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed five bills designed to fight human trafficking.  Collectively, these resolutions amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and aim to further “deter, detect, and disrupt” the vast trafficking network manifested on our soil.  Highlights of the legislation passed include H.R. 5116, which requires that Department […]  READ MORE

House Legislative Update for July 11, 20147/18/2014

Although the House had to shut down briefly for an industrial spill which could have caused asbestos to leak, this was a busy week.  READ MORE

Legislative Update for July 4, 20147/4/2014

Although the House of Representatives was out of session, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) was still hard at work!  This week was a great opportunity to garner support for H.R. 3829, the State Marriage Defense Act.  Introduced by Congressman Randy Weber (R-Texas), this bill confirms the rights of states to define marriage […]  READ MORE

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