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House Legislative Updates

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

House Legislative Update for June 27, 20146/27/2014

This week, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) worked diligently on the Hill to reach out to Appropriations Committee members to encourage them to attend the mark-ups and defend our pro-life provisions. We had great response to our outreach. State Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill:  This bill has many longstanding pro-life policies, as well […]  READ MORE

House Legislative Update for June 20, 20146/20/2014

Capitol Hill was buzzing this week as leadership changes in the House approached.  With Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) stepping down from his post in just a month, votes were cast yesterday to fill the new leadership vacancies.  Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-California) will succeed Cantor as Majority Leader and Republican Study Committee Chair Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) […]  READ MORE

House Legislative Update for June 13, 20146/13/2014

Majority Leader Eric Cantor:  In a shocking primary, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) lost to Professor Dave Brat.  This week he announced that he will be stepping down as Leader as of July 31.  This announcement set off political jockeying within the Republican Conference as to which Members will fill leadership slots. The leadership elections will […]  READ MORE

House Legislative Update for June 6, 20146/6/2014

Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) worked with Reps. Diane Black (R-Tennessee), Trent Franks (R-Arizona), and the pro-life caucus to get House Members to sign a letter to Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) urging him to bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to the Senate floor for a […]  READ MORE

House Update for May 30, 20145/30/2014

Ways and Means Committee: This week, the House Ways and Means Committee marked up three important pieces of legislation that focused on charitable giving. HR 4619 makes permanent the rule allowing certain tax-free distributions from individual retirement accounts (IRAs) for charitable purposes.  It allows Americans who are 70½ and older to donate up to $100,000 […]  READ MORE

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