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April 12, 2019

Bills Introduced: April 8-12, 2019

Child Protection H.R. 2175—Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)/Judiciary (4/9/19)—A bill to provide that a spouse must be at least 18 years of age, and for other purposes. Employment S. 1067—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/8/19)—A bill to provide for research to better understand the causes and consequences of sexual harassment affecting individuals in...

Child Protection · Employment · Health · Human Trafficking · International · Military · Miscellaneous · Reproductive Health · Tax Policy · Violence Against Women

March 29, 2019

Bills Introduced March 25-29, 2019

Child Protection S. 924—Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/28/19)—A bill to require training and education to teachers and other school employees, students, and the community about how to prevent, recognize, respond to, and report child sexual abuse in primary and secondary education. Employment H.R. 1864—Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes (D-DC)/Education and Labor (3/25/19)—A...

Child Protection · Employment · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · Health · International · Judiciary · Miscellaneous · Tax Policy · Veterans

March 8, 2019

Bills Introduced March 4-8, 2019

Child Care H.R. 1488—Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN)/Education and Labor (3/4/19)—A bill to assist states in carrying out projects to expand the child care workforce and child care facilities in the states, and for other purposes. H.R. 1623—Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)/House Administration (3/7/19)—A bill to provide for the treatment of payments for child care and other...

Child Care · Crime · Employment · Family Support · Health · International · Judiciary · Miscellaneous · STEM · Tax Policy · Violence Against Women

February 15, 2019

Bills Introduced February 11-15, 2019

Employment S. 463—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Finance (2/12/19)—A bill to provide paid family and medical leave benefits to certain individuals, and for other purposes. H.R. 1185—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Ways and Means (2/14/19)—A bill to provide paid family and medical leave benefits to certain individuals, and for other purposes. Health S. 528—Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)/Environment and Public...

Employment · Health · Human Trafficking · International · Miscellaneous · Veterans · Violence Against Women

February 1, 2019

Bills Introduced January 28- February 1, 2019

Abortion H.R. 833—Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)/Energy and Commerce (1/29/19)—A bill to prohibit federal funding to entities that do not certify the entities will not perform, or provide any funding to any other entity that performs, an abortion. H.R. 888—Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI)/Energy and Commerce (1/30/19)—A bill to allow for greater flexibility with respect to excluding...

Abortion · Bills Introduced · Employment · Health · Human Trafficking · Judiciary · Miscellaneous · Veterans · Violence Against Women

January 25, 2019

Bills Introduced January 21-25, 2019

Abortion H.R. 708—Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)/Energy and Commerce (1/22/19)—A bill to require states to report information on Medicaid payments to abortion providers. H.R. 784—Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ)/Judiciary (1/24/19)—A bill to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes. Child Care H.R. 780—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)/Oversight and Reform (1/24/19)—A bill to provide reimbursement to certain federal...

Abortion · Bills Introduced · Child Care · Health · Judiciary · Miscellaneous · Veterans · Violence Against Women

January 19, 2019

Bills Introduced, January 14-18, 2019

Abortion S. 119—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Judiciary (1/15/19)—A bill to prohibit taking minors across state lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions. S. 130—Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)/Judiciary (1/15/19)—A bill to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child...

Abortion · Bills Introduced · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · Health · Human Trafficking · International · Judiciary · Miscellaneous · Tax Policy · Violence Against Women

December 14, 2018

The Source for Women’s Issues: December 10-14, 2018

Floor Action: Child Protection- On Thursday, Congress passed H.R. 6964, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. The House approved an earlier version of the measure on September 28 (see The Source, 9/28/18). The bill contains provisions to address the needs of girls in the juvenile justice system. On Tuesday, the Senate passed, by unanimous...

Child Protection · Employment · Family Support · Health · International · Miscellaneous · Violence Against Women

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

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,...

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