Tuesday - March 20, 2018
U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from all members of the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate as well as the House and Senate leadership and House and Senate committees.

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House Judiciary Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Manhattan Institute
WASHINGTON, March 20 -- The House Judiciary subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations issued the following testimony by Max Eden, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, at a hearing entitled "Preventable Violence in America: An Examination of Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Misguided Public Policy":

"Good morning Mr. Chairman, ranking member Nadler, and distinguished members of the committee.

"My name is Max Eden. I am a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research where my work focuses on federal education policy and school discipline. ... Show Full Article

Sens. Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $125,000 In Federal Funding for Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- The office of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, issued the following news release:

Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $125,000 in federal funding for Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. (COI). The funds were provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) Education and Outreach Initiative grants.

The funding will specifically be used for outreach and education efforts on discriminatory housing practices for minorities, non-English speakers, and ... Show Full Article

Sens. Portman, Cardin Urge Senate Leadership to Preserve 200,000 Pensions in the Final FY 2018 Appropriations Bill
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- The office of Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, issued the following news release:

On Friday, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) sent a letter (https://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?a=files.serve&File_id=A584A98D-1386-4D7F-A44E-DBAA203F196A) urging Senate leadership to include their Retirement Security Preservation Act (S. 852) as part of a larger retirement package in the upcoming appropriations measure for FY 2018. Late last week, Aon Hewitt, a global consulting company providing pension services, reported that if Congress does not fix this issue in the ... Show Full Article

Sen. Boozman: Senate Air Force Caucus Members See Military Readiness in Joint Training Exercise
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- The office of Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release:

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR), John Cornyn (R-TX), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) visited Nellis Air Force Base to see the Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise known as Red Flag.

Red Flag prepares the Air Force for evolving enemy threats by providing air crews with simulated combat situations. The exercise is designed to maximize combat readiness, capability and survivability.

"We must ensure that the Air Force has the resources and tools it needs ... Show Full Article

Reps. Scott, Pallone, Neal Issue Statement on Republicans' Affordable Care Act Proposal
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Virginia, ranking Democratic member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, and Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Massachusetts, issued the following joint statement denouncing the Republicans' proposal regarding the Affordable Care Act:

"The Republicans' partisan health care package will not undo the years of intentional sabotage they have inflicted on our nation's health care system.

"Rather than help people, this proposal fails to stop the Trump Administration's regulatory rollback of consumer protections and ... Show Full Article

Rep. Bass Hosts Family Matters Resource Fair in South Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, California, March 19 -- Rep. Karen Bass, D-California, issued the following news release:

Last Saturday, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) hosted a community resource fair at Hawkins High School in South Lost Angeles. The 4-hour event hosted more than 15 service providers to help constituents with services like free blood pressure monitoring, car seats for infants, legal aid, education counseling, health services and more.

"Our constituents and neighbors are facing real issues ranging from employment to health care access and we are hoping that these service providers are truly able to ... Show Full Article

Bipartisan Women's Caucus Hosts Hearing on Sexual Harassment in Service Sector
WASHINGTON, March 19 -- Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Indiana, issued the following news release:

Today, the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues hosted a hearing about sexual harassment in the service sector entitled, "Beyond the Headlines: Combating Service Sector Sexual Harassment in the Age of #MeToo." Members of Congress heard from survivors of sexual harassment as well as professionals with expertise on the issue, and discussed with participants ways to change the culture in the workplace.

The hearing was hosted by Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus for ... Show Full Article