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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 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

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

July 20, 2018

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

Abortion · Appropriations · Crime · Domestic Violence · Employment · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · International · Small Business/Entrepreneurship · Violence Against Women

June 22, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, June 18-22, 2018

Floor Action: Family Support— On June 21, the House approved, 213-211, H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill.  The bill would reauthorize several nutritional assistance programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Emergency Food Assistance Program, and Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program. Among...

Abortion · Appropriations · Domestic Violence · Education · Employment · Family Support · Health · International · Military · Sexual Harassment · Small Business/Entrepreneurship · Violence Against Women

May 25, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, May 21-25, 2018

Floor Action: Employment— On May 24, the Senate passed, by voice vote, S. 2952, the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act. The bill contains provisions to address sexual harassment in the congressional workplace. Military— On May 24, the House approved, 351-66, H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act. The House Armed Services Committee passed...

Appropriations · Child Protection · Employment · Health · International · Military · Veterans

May 11, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, May 7-11, 2018

Floor Action: Small Business/Entrepreneurship— On May 8, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 1680, the Women’s Business Centers Improvements Act, and H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act, as amended.  Mark-Ups: Appropriations— On May 8, the House Appropriations Committee approved, 47-0, the FY2019 Legislative Branch spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). On April 26, the...

Appropriations · Family Support · International · Military · Small Business/Entrepreneurship · Veterans · Violence Against Women

April 20, 2018

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

Floor Action: International—  On April 18, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 426, a resolution supporting the goals of International Women’s Day. Miscellaneous— On April 17, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 472, designating April 5, 2018, as “Gold Star Wives Day.” On April 18, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S....

Child Protection · Family Support · International · Miscellaneous · STEM · Veterans

April 13, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, April 9-13, 2018

Floor Action Child Protection— On April 10, the House passed, 409-2, H.R. 4203, the Combat Online Predators Act. Human Trafficking— On April 10, the House passed, 408-2, H.R. 2219, the End Banking for Human Traffickers Act. International— On April 9, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, H.R. 3445, the African Growth and Opportunity and Millennium Challenge Act...

Child Protection · Employment · Health · Human Trafficking · International · Small Business/Entrepreneurship

March 23, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, March 19-23, 2018

Floor Action: Appropriations—On March 23, Congress passed H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, clearing the measure for the president’s signature and avoiding a shutdown of the federal government. The current continuing resolution (P.L. 115-124) expired on March 23. The $1.3 trillion spending bill includes, among other provisions, the provisions of the Targeted Awards...

Appropriations · Human Trafficking · International · Miscellaneous · Violence Against Women
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