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  • 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…

  • Bills Introduced

    November 16, 2018

    Family Support S. 3629—Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)/Finance (11/15/18)—A bill to require state agencies to use federal tax return information to verify income eligibility for Medicaid, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Health H. Res. 1135—Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN)/Energy and Commerce (10/26/18)—A resolution raising awareness of the lifesaving role…

  • 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…

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  • Congressional Schedule: December 3-7, 2018

    December 3, 2018

    Congress is in session this week. The House and Senate schedules remain in flux due to the passing of former President George H. W. Bush.

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    November 5, 2018

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    October 22, 2018

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To date, 326 women have served in the U.S. Congress. Twelve of those women served in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.