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  • Bills Introduced

    December 7, 2018

    Family Support S. 3700—Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)/Finance (12/4/18)—A bill to reauthorize the program of block grants to states for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and for other purposes. Miscellaneous S. Res. 713—Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)/Judiciary (12/3/18)—A resolution celebrating the 160th anniversary of the Ladies Christian Association, which became the Young Women’s Christian Association. Violence Against…

  • The Source for Women’s Issues: December 3-7, 2018

    December 7, 2018

    Floor Action: Appropriations- On Thursday, Congress approved H. J. Res. 143, a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December 22, thus preventing a partial government shutdown. The measure is necessary since seven spending bills remain outstanding: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Financial…

  • The Source for Women’s Issues in Congress: November 26-30, 2018

    November 30, 2018

    Floor Action: International- On Wednesday, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, H.R. 6651, the PEPFAR Extension Act. The House passed the bill on November 13 (see The Source, 11/16/18). The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief provides assistance to address the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. STEM- On Tuesday, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 4254,…

  • Bills Introduced

    November 30, 2018

    Crime S. 3688—Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Judiciary (11/29/18)—A bill to make it a criminal offense for individuals to engage in sexual acts while acting under color of law or with individuals in their custody, to encourage states to adopt similar laws, and for other purposes. Health S. 3687—Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)/Finance (11/29/18)—A bill to provide coverage…

  • The Source for Women’s Issues in Congress: November 12-16, 2018

    November 16, 2018

    Floor Action: Child Protection- On Thursday, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. 2152, the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act. The House passed an amended version of the bill on September 28 (see The Source, 9/28/18). The Senate vote clears the bill for the president’s signature. International- On Tuesday, the House…

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  • Congressional Schedule: December 10-14, 2018

    December 10, 2018

    Floor Action: Family Support- This week, Congress is likely to consider the conference report for H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, also known as the Farm Bill. Health– On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider S. 3029, the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early (PREEMIE) Act, and H.R….

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    November 5, 2018

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  • 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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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).