Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) introduced the Protect Our Kids Act, H.R. 6655, which establishes a commission to make recommendations on how to reduce fatalities from cases of child abuse and neglect. The Senate approved the measure by voice-vote Wednesday. The House voted 330-77 for the bill last month. The bill now heads to President Obama’s desk for his signature.
The Senate passed S. 3716 by unanimous consent to amend language to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza in the definition of taxable vaccines. No further information on the bill was available immediately after the vote.
The Senate also confirmed a handful of presidential nominations for labor and foreign affairs positions.