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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

September 28, 2018

The Source for Women’s Issues: September 24-28, 2018

Floor Action: Appropriations– On September 26, the House approved, 361-61, 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 measure also contains a continuing resolution to extend through December 7 federal funding for several other departments and agencies,...

Appropriations · Child Protection · Crime · Health · Human Trafficking · International · Miscellaneous · STEM · Violence Against Women

September 28, 2018

Bills Introduced

Child Care S. 3520—Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)/Health, Education, Labor, Pensions (9/27/18)—A bill to provide grants to states, Indian Tribes, and Tribal organizations for activities to increase the availability of child care options and to support the child care workforce, and for other purposes. Crime H.R. 6964—Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN)/Education and the Workforce (9/28/18)—A bill to...

Bills Introduced

September 21, 2018

The Source for Women’s Issues in Congress: September 17-21, 2018

Floor Action: Appropriations– On September 18, the Senate passed, 93-7, 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 measure also contains a continuing resolution to fund the government and a provision to extend the Violence Against Women...

Appropriations · Health · Miscellaneous

September 21, 2018

Bills Introduced

Child Protection  H.R. 6845—Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)/Judiciary (9/20/18)—A bill to provide for assistance for victims of child pornography, and for other purposes. H.R. 6847—Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL)/Judiciary (9/20/18)—A bill to expand and strengthen federal sex offenses, to reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and for other...

Bills Introduced

September 14, 2018

The Source for Women’s Issues in Congress: September 10-14, 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...

Appropriations · Child Protection · Health · Human Trafficking · STEM

September 14, 2018

Bills Introduced

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
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