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February 8, 2019

Bills Introduced February 4-8, 2019

Abortion H.R. 956—Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ)/Judiciary (2/4/19)—A bill to prohibit dismemberment abortions, and for other purposes. H.R. 962—Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO)/Judiciary (2/5/19)—A bill to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion. Human Trafficking S.410—Sen. Catherine...

Abortion · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · Human Trafficking · International · Miscellaneous · Tax Policy · 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...

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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...

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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

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...

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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...

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January 19, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, January 15-19, 2018

Floor Action: Abortion—On January 19, the House passed, 241-183, H.R. 4712, the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act. Family Support—On January 17, the House passed, 412-5, H.R. 4258, the Family Self-Sufficiency Act, which would help eligible families achieve economic independence. International—On January 17, the House passed H.R. 3445, the African Growth and Opportunity Act and Millennium Challenge...

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November 3, 2017

House Subcommittee Examines the Heartbeat Protection Act

On November 1, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing on H.R. 490, the Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Steve King (R-IA), would prohibit physicians from performing an abortion after “determining that a fetus has a detectable heartbeat.” The measure would provide an exception...

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