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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,...

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

June 29, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, June 25-29, 2018

Floor Action: Appropriations— On June 25, the Senate approved, 86-5, H.R. 5895, a “minibus” bill containing the FY2019 Legislative Branch; Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs and Related Agencies; and Energy and Water spending bills, as amended. The House approved its version of H.R. 5895 on June 8 (see The Source, 6/8/18). The Senate Appropriations Committee passed...

Appropriations · Children · Education · Employment · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · Family Support · Health · Human Trafficking · Military · Miscellaneous · STEM

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

April 27, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, April 23-27, 2018

Floor Action: Miscellaneous—On April 24, the House passed, by unanimous consent, H. Res. 838, a resolution honoring the life of Barbara Bush. The Senate passed, by unanimous consent, its version of the resolution, S. Res. 485, on April 25. Violence Against Women—On April 25, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 401, a resolution...

Appropriations · Health · Human Trafficking · Military · Violence Against Women

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

March 23, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, March 19-23, 2018

Floor Action: Appropriations—On March 23, Congress passed H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, clearing the measure for the president’s signature and avoiding a shutdown of the federal government. The current continuing resolution (P.L. 115-124) expired on March 23. The $1.3 trillion spending bill includes, among other provisions, the provisions of the Targeted Awards...

Appropriations · Human Trafficking · International · Miscellaneous · Violence Against Women

March 2, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, February 26-March 2, 2018

Floor Action: Health— On February 26, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 767, the Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond (SOAR) to Health and Wellness Act. On March 1, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 419, a resolution designating February 26 through March 4 as “National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.” Human Trafficking— On...

Health · Human Trafficking · International · Miscellaneous · STEM · Violence Against Women

February 9, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, February 5-9, 2018

Floor Action:  Appropriations—On February 9, Congress passed H.R. 1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, as amended. The Senate approved, 71-28, the bill, which funds the federal government through March 23; the House passed, 240-186, the measure. The president signed the bill into law on February 9, thus avoiding a partial government shutdown.  Employment—On February 6, the House passed, by...

Appropriations · Employment · Health · Human Trafficking · International · Miscellaneous
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