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April 12, 2019

Bills Introduced: April 8-12, 2019

Child Protection H.R. 2175—Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)/Judiciary (4/9/19)—A bill to provide that a spouse must be at least 18 years of age, and for other purposes. Employment S. 1067—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/8/19)—A bill to provide for research to better understand the causes and consequences of sexual harassment affecting individuals in...

Child Protection · Employment · Health · Human Trafficking · International · Military · Miscellaneous · Reproductive Health · Tax Policy · Violence Against Women

February 15, 2019

Bills Introduced February 11-15, 2019

Employment S. 463—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Finance (2/12/19)—A bill to provide paid family and medical leave benefits to certain individuals, and for other purposes. H.R. 1185—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Ways and Means (2/14/19)—A bill to provide paid family and medical leave benefits to certain individuals, and for other purposes. Health S. 528—Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)/Environment and Public...

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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 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

December 21, 2018

The Source for Women’s Issues in Congress: December 17-21, 2018

Floor Action: Appropriations- Congress failed to pass H.R. 695, a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through February 8, 2019, resulting in a partial government shutdown. On December 6, Congress passed the previous CR (P.L. 115-298), which also contained extensions for the Violence Against Women Act (P.L. 113-4) and the Temporary Assistance for...

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November 30, 2018

The Source for Women’s Issues in Congress: November 26-30, 2018

Floor Action: International- On Wednesday, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, H.R. 6651, the PEPFAR Extension Act. The House passed the bill on November 13 (see The Source, 11/16/18). The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief provides assistance to address the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. STEM- On Tuesday, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 4254,...

Crime · Health · Human Trafficking · International · Miscellaneous · 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,...

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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...

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