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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

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

August 3, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, July 30-August 3, 2018

Floor Action Appropriations— On August 1, the Senate passed, 92-6, H.R. 6147, a “minibus” bill containing the FY2019 Financial Services and General Government; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Related Agencies spending bills. The House passed its...

Appropriations · Employment · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · Military · Small Business/Entrepreneurship · 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 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

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 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 18, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, May 14-18, 2018

Floor Action: Crime— On May 15, the House passed, 377-1, H.R. 4854, the Justice Served Act of 2018. The bill would provide additional resources to eliminate the DNA analysis backlog. Veterans— On May 16, the House passed, 347-70, S. 2372, the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act, as amended. The...

Appropriations · Crime · Veterans · Violence Against Women
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