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November 16, 2018

The Source for Women’s Issues in Congress: November 12-16, 2018

Floor Action: Child Protection- On Thursday, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. 2152, the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act. The House passed an amended version of the bill on September 28 (see The Source, 9/28/18). The Senate vote clears the bill for the president’s signature. International- On Tuesday, the House...

Child Protection · International · Small Business/Entrepreneurship · STEM

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

September 14, 2018

The Source for Women’s Issues in Congress: September 10-14, 2018

Floor Action: Appropriations– On September 12, the Senate approved, 92-5, the conference report for H.R. 5895, a minibus package that contains the FY2019 Energy and Water; Legislative Branch; and Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bills. The House passed the spending measure on September 13 by a vote of 377-20. The votes clear...

Appropriations · Child Protection · Health · Human Trafficking · STEM

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

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 25, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, May 21-25, 2018

Floor Action: Employment— On May 24, the Senate passed, by voice vote, S. 2952, the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act. The bill contains provisions to address sexual harassment in the congressional workplace. Military— On May 24, the House approved, 351-66, H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act. The House Armed Services Committee passed...

Appropriations · Child Protection · Employment · Health · International · Military · Veterans

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

April 13, 2018

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

Floor Action Child Protection— On April 10, the House passed, 409-2, H.R. 4203, the Combat Online Predators Act. Human Trafficking— On April 10, the House passed, 408-2, H.R. 2219, the End Banking for Human Traffickers Act. International— On April 9, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, H.R. 3445, the African Growth and Opportunity and Millennium Challenge Act...

Child Protection · Employment · Health · Human Trafficking · International · Small Business/Entrepreneurship

February 2, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, January 29-February 2, 2018

On January 30, President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. For the full transcript of the president’s remarks, please click here. Rep. Joe Kennedy, III (D-MA) delivered the Democrats’ response to the State of the Union address. For the full transcript of Rep. Kennedy’s remarks, please...

Appropriations · Child Protection · Violence Against Women
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