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December 7, 2018

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

Appropriations · Health · Violence Against Women

December 7, 2018

Bills Introduced

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...

Bills Introduced

November 30, 2018

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

Crime · Health · Human Trafficking · International · Miscellaneous · STEM

November 30, 2018

Bills Introduced

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...

Bills Introduced

November 16, 2018

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

Child Protection · International · Small Business/Entrepreneurship · STEM

November 16, 2018

Bills Introduced

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...

Bills Introduced

October 12, 2018

The Source for Women’s Issues in Congress: October 8-12, 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...

Miscellaneous · STEM

October 12, 2018

Bills Introduced

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...

Bills Introduced

October 5, 2018

The Source for Women’s Issues in Congress: October 1-5, 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...

Health · Violence Against Women

October 5, 2018

Bills Introduced

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...

Bills Introduced
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