Patricia Arquette to push for ERA at hearing
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Some star power is headed to Capitol Hill — with both Patricia Arquette and Ben Stiller poised to testify at separate congressional hearings this week.

Arquette will be among those speaking Tuesday at a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The proposed legislation would amend the Constitution, guaranteeing equal rights for all Americans, regardless of gender. 

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The former “Medium” star and Oscar winner has been a frequent visitor to Washington to push lawmakers to ratify the ERA, speaking on the same issue on the Hill in January alongside fellow actress Alyssa Milano.

Following the hearing, former “Charmed” star Milano will be on hand to join Arquette and lawmakers — including Reps. Carolyn MaloneyCarolyn Bosher MaloneyHouse passes bill to reauthorize funding for 9/11 victims It's time for the left to advance a shared vision of national security: Start by passing the NDAA Hillicon Valley: Appeals court rules Trump can't block people on Twitter | Tech giants to testify in House antitrust investigation | DHS set for grilling over facial recognition tech | Commerce to allow sales to Huawei MORE (D-N.Y), Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierIt's time for the left to advance a shared vision of national security: Start by passing the NDAA Overnight Defense: Woman accusing general of sexual assault willing to testify | Joint Chiefs pick warns against early Afghan withdrawal | Tensions rise after Iran tries to block British tanker House approves amendment to reverse transgender military ban MORE (D-Calif.), Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerTrump knocks Mueller after deal struck for him to testify House Democrats request briefing on Epstein, Acosta Nadler apologized after repeatedly calling Hope Hicks 'Ms. Lewandowski' at hearing MORE (D-N.Y.), Tom ReedThomas (Tom) W. ReedCrucial for Congress to fund life-saving diabetes research House Republicans dismissive of Paul Ryan's take on Trump The 27 Republicans who voted with Democrats to block Trump from taking military action against Iran MORE (R-N.Y.) and Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenHow Trump suddenly brought Democrats together on a resolution condemning him The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump digs in ahead of House vote to condemn tweet House Democrat pushes for censuring Trump in closed-door meeting MORE (D-Tenn.) and Sen. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinCan new US Strategy on Women, Peace & Security give women a real seat at the table? Ask Afghan women Maryland lawmakers slam 'despicable' Trump remark about journalists on newsroom shooting anniversary Democrats leery of Sanders plan to cancel student loan debt MORE (D-Md.) — at a gathering marking the first congressional hearing on the amendment in more than three decades.

The next day, Stiller is poised to make an appearance at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. The comedian and “Meet the Fockers” actor, who was named global goodwill ambassador to the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, last year, will testify at a hearing on the humanitarian impact of the war in Syria. 

“I for one will do what I can as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, to advocate for refugees and encourage others to join me,” Stiller said after the agency announced his appointment last July.

Just last month, Stiller was delivering faux congressional testimony for laughs as part of a “Saturday Night Live” skit. The 53-year-old performer played Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenJudge finds Stone violated gag order, blocks him from using social media Feds unlikely to charge Trump Organization execs in campaign finance case: report Live coverage: House Oversight examines Trump family separation policy MORE in a sketch mocking President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist MORE's former attorney's February testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee.