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  • The Source for Women’s Issues in Congress: October 8-12, 2018

    October 12, 2018

    Floor Action: Miscellaneous– On October 11, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, H.R. 6870, a bill to rename the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 in honor of the late Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-NY). The House passed the measure on September 28 (see The Source, 9/28/18). The Senate vote clears the bill…

  • Bills Introduced

    October 12, 2018

    Employment S. 3593—Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (10/11/18)—A bill to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, to repeal certain limits on leave for a husband and wife employed by the same employer. Health S. 3568—Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (10/10/18)—A bill to improve obstetric care in…

  • The Source for Women’s Issues in Congress: October 1-5, 2018

    October 5, 2018

    Floor Action: Health– On October 3, the Senate approved, 98-1, H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, sending the bill to the president for his signature. The House passed an earlier version of H.R. 6 on June 22. The Senate approved an amended version…

  • Bills Introduced

    October 5, 2018

    Family Support H.R. 7010—Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)/Ways and Means; Oversight and Government Reform (10/2/18)—A bill to reauthorize and amend the program of block grants to states for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and related programs. H.R. 7026—Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)/Education and the Workforce; Financial Services (10/2/18)—A bill to provide for greater spousal protection under…

  • The Source for Women’s Issues: September 24-28, 2018

    September 28, 2018

    Floor Action: Appropriations– On September 26, the House approved, 361-61, the conference report for H.R. 6157, a minibus package containing the FY2019 Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies spending bills. The measure also contains a continuing resolution to extend through December 7 federal funding for several other departments and agencies,…

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Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: November 12-16, 2018

    November 13, 2018

    This week, Congress returns from its mid-term election recess for a lame duck session. Floor Action: International– On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 6651, the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018.

  • Election Wrap Up Now Available!

    November 7, 2018

    Our updated 2018 Election Wrap-Up is now available on the Other Publications page! We will continue to update the report as new election results become available.

  • WCPI is Hiring!

    November 5, 2018

    Executive Assistant to the President Growing nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy organization is seeking an experienced and energetic team player to provide administrative support to the President. Excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational and computer skills, attention to detail, ability to work with minimal supervision, and a proven commitment to the organization’s mission of bringing…

  • Save the Date! 2019 WCPI Congressional Gala

    October 22, 2018

    Save the Date! WCPI Congressional Gala Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill Invitations will be mailed in January 2019. For more information, please contact us at (202) 554-2323.  

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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.