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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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