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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

October 12, 2018

The Source for Women’s Issues in Congress: October 8-12, 2018

Floor Action: Miscellaneous– On October 11, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, H.R. 6870, a bill to rename the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 in honor of the late Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-NY). The House passed the measure on September 28 (see The Source, 9/28/18). The Senate vote clears the bill...

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 21, 2018

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

Floor Action: Appropriations– On September 18, the Senate passed, 93-7, 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 fund the government and a provision to extend the Violence Against Women...

Appropriations · Health · Miscellaneous

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 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

May 11, 2018

Debbie Lesko Joins the 115th Congress

On May 7, Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) was sworn in to replace Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), who resigned in December 2017. Rep. Lesko’s election keeps the number of women serving in the House of Representatives during the 115th Congress at 89; Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) passed away on March 16. To date, there are 112 women...

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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

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 16, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, March 12-16, 2018

Floor Action:  International— On March 13, Senate passed, by voice vote, S. 2286, the Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act. Among other provisions, the bill would address sexual assault of Peace Corps volunteers while abroad.  Miscellaneous— On March 14, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 436, recognizing the 106th birthday of the Girl Scouts and affirming the importance of leadership...

Family Support · International · Miscellaneous
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