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

    September 14, 2018

    Floor Action: Appropriations– On September 12, the Senate approved, 92-5, the conference report for H.R. 5895, a minibus package that contains the FY2019 Energy and Water; Legislative Branch; and Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bills. The House passed the spending measure on September 13 by a vote of 377-20. The votes clear…

  • Bills Introduced September 10-14, 2018

    September 14, 2018

    Employment S. 3436—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (9/12/18)—A bill to provide for greater spousal protection under defined contribution plans, and for other purposes. Health S. 3429—Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (9/12/18)—A bill to require the secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance to states to improve care…

  • Bills Introduced

    September 7, 2018

    Health S. 3363—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Finance (8/22/18)—A bill to support states in their work to end preventable morbidity and mortality in maternity care by using evidence-based quality improvement to protect the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period, and to reduce neonatal and infant mortality, to eliminate racial disparities in maternal…

  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, August 20-August 24, 2018

    August 27, 2018

    Floor Action Appropriations—On August 23, the Senate passed, 85-7, H.R. 6157, a “minibus” bill containing the FY2019 Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHSE) spending bills. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its respective versions of the Defense and LHHSE spending bills on June 28 (The Source, 6/29/18).   The House passed its version…

  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, July 30-August 3, 2018

    August 3, 2018

    Floor Action Appropriations— On August 1, the Senate passed, 92-6, H.R. 6147, a “minibus” bill containing the FY2019 Financial Services and General Government; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Related Agencies spending bills. The House passed its…

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September 21, 2018


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September 18, 2018


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September 16, 2018


Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: September 17-21, 2018

    September 17, 2018

    The House is in recess until September 25. Floor Action: Appropriations— This week, the Senate is scheduled to consider 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 legislation also contains a continuing resolution to fund the government…

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Did You Know?

Jeannette Rankin (R-MT) was the first woman elected to the House of Representatives (1917). Rebecca Latimer Felton (D-GA) was the first woman to serve in the Senate (1922).