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January 11, 2019

Bills Introduced, January 7-11, 2019

Abortion H.R. 305—Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)/Judiciary (1/8/19)—A bill to provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization. S. 105—Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/10/19)—A bill to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions, and for other purposes. S. 109—Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)/Read the...

Abortion · Bills Introduced · Employment · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · Family Support · Human Trafficking · Miscellaneous · 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

July 27, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, July 23-27, 2018

Floor Action Military— On July 26, the House approved, 359-54, the conference report for H.R. 5515, the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House approved its version of the NDAA on May 24 (see The Source, 5/25/18); the Senate approved its version on June 18 (see The Source, 6/22/18). The conference report resolves differences...

Child Protection · Education · Employment · Family Support · STEM · Violence Against Women

July 13, 2018

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

Floor Action Family Support— On July 10, the House passed, 368-19, H.R. 5793, the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act. The measure would encourage families receiving housing choice vouchers to move to lower-poverty areas and expand access to areas with high opportunity. International— On July 10, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 2259, the...

Appropriations · Children · Education · Employment · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · Family Support · Health · Violence Against Women

June 29, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, June 25-29, 2018

Floor Action: Appropriations— On June 25, the Senate approved, 86-5, H.R. 5895, a “minibus” bill containing the FY2019 Legislative Branch; Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs and Related Agencies; and Energy and Water spending bills, as amended. The House approved its version of H.R. 5895 on June 8 (see The Source, 6/8/18). The Senate Appropriations Committee passed...

Appropriations · Children · Education · Employment · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · Family Support · Health · Human Trafficking · Military · Miscellaneous · STEM

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

June 15, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, June 11-15, 2018

Floor Action: Child Protection— On June 13, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 4655, the Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots (CREEPER) Act. The bill would prohibit the importation or interstate transportation of child sex dolls. Veterans— On June 13, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 4635, a bill to direct the secretary...

Abortion · Appropriations · Child Care · Child Protection · Children · Crime · Employment · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · Family Support · Global Health · Health · Miscellaneous · Sexual Harassment · Small Business/Entrepreneurship · Veterans · Violence Against Women

June 8, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, June 4-8, 2018

Floor Action: Appropriations— On June 8, the House passed, 235 -179,  H.R. 5895, a “minibus” bill containing the FY2019 Legislative Branch; Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies; and Energy and Water spending bills. The House Appropriations Committee approved separately the Legislative Branch (H.R. 5894) and the Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs spending bills (H.R. 5786)...

Appropriations · Child Protection · Children · Domestic Violence · Family Support · Human Trafficking · Military · Sexual Harassment · Veterans · Violence Against Women

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
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