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  • Bills Introduced, January 14-18, 2019

    January 19, 2019

    Abortion S. 119—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Judiciary (1/15/19)—A bill to prohibit taking minors across state lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions. S. 130—Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)/Judiciary (1/15/19)—A bill to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child…

  • Bills Introduced, January 7-11, 2019

    January 11, 2019

    Abortion H.R. 305—Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)/Judiciary (1/8/19)—A bill to provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization. S. 105—Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/10/19)—A bill to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions, and for other purposes. S. 109—Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)/Read the…

  • The Source for Women’s Issues in Congress: December 17-21, 2018

    December 21, 2018

    Floor Action: Appropriations- Congress failed to pass H.R. 695, a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through February 8, 2019, resulting in a partial government shutdown. On December 6, Congress passed the previous CR (P.L. 115-298), which also contained extensions for the Violence Against Women Act (P.L. 113-4) and the Temporary Assistance for…

  • Bills Introduced

    December 21, 2018

    Employment  H.R. 7345—Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)/Education and the Workforce (12/19/18)—A bill to create a national commission to combat workplace sexual harassment, and for other purposes.  Health S. 3776—Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)/Finance (12/18/18)—A bill to improve federal efforts with respect to the prevention of maternal mortality, and for other purposes. International S. Res. 735—Sen. Ed…

  • The Source for Women’s Issues: December 10-14, 2018

    December 14, 2018

    Floor Action: Child Protection- On Thursday, Congress passed H.R. 6964, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. The House approved an earlier version of the measure on September 28 (see The Source, 9/28/18). The bill contains provisions to address the needs of girls in the juvenile justice system. On Tuesday, the Senate passed, by unanimous…

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    January 22, 2019

    Floor Action Appropriations- This week, the House is likely to consider FY2019 spending bills, H.R. 648, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, and H.J. Res. 28, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act. Funding for the departments and agencies within the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Financial…

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A record number of women serve in the 115th Congress -- 89 in the House (including five non-voting Delegates) and 22 in the Senate.