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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

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

November 17, 2017

Family Self-Sufficiency Bill Passes House Committee

On November 15, the House Financial Services Committee approved, 58-0, H.R. 4258, the Family Self-Sufficiency Act, sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI). Among other provisions, the bill would help localities coordinate programs, such as job training, child care, and educational services, to help families receiving housing assistance achieve greater economic independence and self-sufficiency.

Child Care · Family Support · Financial Literacy

July 28, 2017

House Passes Veterans’ Child Care Bill

On July 28, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 95, the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act. The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved the bill on July 19 (see The Source, 7/21/17). Sponsored by Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA), the legislation would require the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to provide child care assistance to...

Child Care · Veterans

July 21, 2017

Veterans’ Committee Advances Child Care Bill

On July 19, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved, by voice vote, several bills, including H.R. 95, the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act, as amended, sponsored by Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA). The Health Subcommittee approved the bill on April 6 (see The Source, 4/7/17). Among other provisions, the legislation would provide child care to...

Child Care · Veterans

September 30, 2016

Congress Clears BABIES Act

On September 29, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, H.R. 5147, the Bathroom Accessible in Every Situation (BABIES) Act, clearing the bill for President Obama’s signature. The House passed the bill on September 21 (see The Source, 9/23/16). The legislation would require public buildings to be equipped with baby changing stations in female and male...

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September 30, 2016

House Passes Breastfeeding Equipment Act

On September 27, the House approved, by voice vote, H.R. 5065, the Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Act, as amended, sponsored by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA). The House Committee on Homeland Security approved the bill on September 13 (see The Source, 9/16/16).

Child Care · Health

September 23, 2016

BABIES Act Clears House

On September 21, the House approved, 389-34, H.R. 5147, the Bathroom Accessible in Every Situation (BABIES) Act, sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI). The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the legislation on September 14 (see The Source, 9/16/16).  

Child Care

September 16, 2016

House Committee Clears Breastfeeding Equipment Act

On September 13, the House Committee on Homeland Security approved, by voice vote, H.R. 5065, the Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act, as amended, sponsored by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA). The legislation would allow baby formula, breast milk, and juice on airplanes. The legislation also would authorize training for Transportation Security Administration personnel on...

Child Care · Children · Health

September 16, 2016

House Committee Clears Accessible Bathroom Bill

On September 14, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved, by voice vote, H.R. 5147, the Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation (BABIES) Act, as amended, sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI). The bill would require that female and male restrooms in public buildings be equipped with baby changing stations that the General Services Administration determines...

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