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 MaloneyReport: Americans unprepared for retirement Senate approves fund to provide compensation for Sept. 11 victims Here are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment MORE (D-N.Y), Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierDemocrats call on House committees to probe Epstein's 2008 'sweetheart deal,' suicide Scaramucci compares Trump to Jonestown cult leader: 'It's like a hostage crisis inside the White House' Epstein death sparks questions for federal government MORE (D-Calif.), Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerWords matter, except to Democrats, when it involves impeaching Trump Nadler: Impeachment inquiry a 'made-up term' but it's essentially 'what we are doing' DOJ files brief arguing against House impeachment probe MORE (D-N.Y.), Tom ReedThomas (Tom) W. ReedLobbying World Gun debate to shape 2020 races Conservatives push Trump tariff relief over payroll tax cuts MORE (R-N.Y.) and Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenTrump probes threaten to overshadow Democrats' agenda Ocasio-Cortez renews impeachment call amid probe involving Trump's Scotland property The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump digs in on Hurricane Dorian projection MORE (D-Tenn.) and Sen. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinCongress passes bill to begin scenic byways renaissance GOP lawmaker: 'Dangerous' abuse of Interpol by Russia, China, Venezuela Senators pressure Trump to help end humanitarian crisis in Kashmir 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 CohenEric Holder says Trump is subject to prosecution after leaving office Aggrieved Trump rips Dems for 'sad' impeachment effort Michael Cohen interviewed by NY prosecutors in hush money probe: report MORE in a sketch mocking President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE's former attorney's February testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee.