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  • 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…

  • Bills Introduced

    August 3, 2018

    Employment S. 3345—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Finance (8/1/18)—A bill to provide paid parental leave benefits to parents following the birth or adoption of a child. Health S. Res. 605—Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)/Judiciary (8/1/18)—A resolution designating the first week in August as “World Breastfeeding Week,” and designating August as “National Breastfeeding Month.” International H.R. 6651—Rep. Chris Smith…

  • Bills Introduced

    July 27, 2018

    Abortion H.R. 6613—Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC)/Energy and Commerce (7/26/18)—A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to condition receipt of grants and contracts under such title on compliance with abortion prohibition. Child Protection H.R. 6595—Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)/Judiciary (7/26/18)—A bill to impose certain additional requirements on aliens who are required to register as sex…

  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, July 23-27, 2018

    July 27, 2018

    Floor Action Military— On July 26, the House approved, 359-54, the conference report for H.R. 5515, the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House approved its version of the NDAA on May 24 (see The Source, 5/25/18); the Senate approved its version on June 18 (see The Source, 6/22/18). The conference report resolves differences…

  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, July 16-20, 2018

    July 20, 2018

    Floor Action Appropriations— On July 19, the House passed, 217-199, H.R. 6147, a “minibus” bill containing the FY2019 Financial Services and General Government spending bill. The House Appropriations Committee approved the Financial Services spending bill on June 13 (see The Source, 6/15/18). International— On July 17, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 5480, the…

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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).