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 MaloneyTwo budget staffers resigned after voicing concerns about halted Ukraine aid, official says On The Money: Dems say Ukraine aid documents from OMB show 'pattern of abuse' | Blue states file appeal over GOP tax law deduction cap | Dems sue Barr, Ross over census documents House Democrats release final transcripts from impeachment depositions MORE (D-N.Y), Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierPelosi faces tough choices on impeachment managers Speier to call on IG investigation into Navy chief's firing Nunes faces potential ethics review over alleged meeting with Ukrainian official MORE (D-Calif.), Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerGOP lawmaker: 'Amazing' Democrats would ask if Founding Fathers would back Trump impeachment Trump asks if Democrats 'love our country' amid ongoing impeachment hearing Impeachment puts spotlight on Georgia Republican eyeing Senate MORE (D-N.Y.), Tom ReedThomas (Tom) W. ReedBipartisan lawmakers introduce amendment affirming US commitment to military aid to Israel Hillicon Valley: Critics press feds to block Google, Fitbit deal | Twitter takes down Hamas, Hezbollah-linked accounts | TikTok looks to join online anti-terrorism effort | Apple pledges .5B to affordable housing Twitter takes down Hamas, Hezbollah-affiliated accounts after lawmaker pressure MORE (R-N.Y.) and Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenLawmakers to watch during Wednesday's impeachment hearing Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Boeing CEO gives up bonus over 737 Max crashes MORE (D-Tenn.) and Sen. Ben CardinBenjamin (Ben) Louis CardinThe Secure Act makes critical reforms to our retirement system — let's pass it this year Lawmakers honor JFK on 56th anniversary of his death Senate Democrats ask Pompeo to recuse himself from Ukraine matters 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 CohenJustice Dept releases another round of summaries from Mueller probe Five things to watch for at Trump's NATO meetings Trump, Pompeo hit Democrats for holding impeachment hearing during NATO meetings MORE in a sketch mocking President TrumpDonald John TrumpStates slashed 4,400 environmental agency jobs in past decade: study Biden hammers Trump over video of world leaders mocking him Iran building hidden arsenal of short-range ballistic missiles in Iraq: report MORE's former attorney's February testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee.