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March 8, 2019

Bills Introduced March 4-8, 2019

Child Care H.R. 1488—Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN)/Education and Labor (3/4/19)—A bill to assist states in carrying out projects to expand the child care workforce and child care facilities in the states, and for other purposes. H.R. 1623—Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)/House Administration (3/7/19)—A bill to provide for the treatment of payments for child care and other...

Child Care · Crime · Employment · Family Support · Health · International · Judiciary · Miscellaneous · STEM · Tax Policy · 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...

Appropriations · Child Protection · Human Trafficking · International · Judiciary · Miscellaneous · STEM

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

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

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 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 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

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
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