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 MaloneyHow ERA is good for the economy Wray suggests limits on FBI social media tracking a 'lesson learned' after Jan. 6 Trump, allies pressured DOJ to back election claims, documents show MORE (D-N.Y), Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierDemocrats call on Blinken to set new sexual misconduct policies at State Department House lawmakers unveil bill to end ban on Postal Service shipments of alcohol Push to combat sexual assault in military reaches turning point MORE (D-Calif.), Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerSenate on collision course over Trump DOJ subpoenas Black Democrats press leaders for reparations vote this month House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists MORE (D-N.Y.), Tom ReedTom ReedThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate path uncertain after House approves Jan. 6 panel Lawmakers brace for battles with colleagues as redistricting kicks off Hundreds of businesses sign on to support LGBTQ rights legislation MORE (R-N.Y.) and Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenWray grilled on FBI's handling of Jan. 6 Viola Fletcher, oldest living survivor of Tulsa Race Massacre, testifies in Congress 'seeking justice' Lobbying world MORE (D-Tenn.) and Sen. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinSchumer vows to only pass infrastructure package that is 'a strong, bold climate bill' The Hill's Morning Report - Biden on Putin: 'a worthy adversary' Antsy Democrats warn of infrastructure time crunch 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 CohenTrump's former bodyguard investigated in NY prosectors' probe: report Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC Outrage grows as Justice seeks to contain subpoena fallout MORE in a sketch mocking President TrumpDonald TrumpWhat blue wave? A close look at Texas today tells of a different story Democrats go down to the wire with Manchin Trump's former bodyguard investigated in NY prosectors' probe: report MORE's former attorney's February testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee.