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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

July 20, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, July 16-20, 2018

Floor Action Appropriations— On July 19, the House passed, 217-199, H.R. 6147, a “minibus” bill containing the FY2019 Financial Services and General Government spending bill. The House Appropriations Committee approved the Financial Services spending bill on June 13 (see The Source, 6/15/18). International— On July 17, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 5480, the...

Abortion · Appropriations · Crime · Domestic Violence · Employment · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · International · Small Business/Entrepreneurship · 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

May 18, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, May 14-18, 2018

Floor Action: Crime— On May 15, the House passed, 377-1, H.R. 4854, the Justice Served Act of 2018. The bill would provide additional resources to eliminate the DNA analysis backlog. Veterans— On May 16, the House passed, 347-70, S. 2372, the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act, as amended. The...

Appropriations · Crime · Veterans · Violence Against Women

October 6, 2017

House, Senate Committee Pass FY2018 Budget Resolutions

House On October 5, the House approved, 219-206, H. Con Res. 71, the FY2018 budget resolution. The Budget Committee passed the legislation on July 19 (see The Source, 7/21/17). The budget resolution provides a blueprint for federal spending for the fiscal year. According to the committee report, the bill would allocate $1.22 trillion in overall...

Budget · Crime · Education · Family Support · Health · International · Military · Veterans

August 4, 2017

Senate Passes Rapid DNA Act

On August 1, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, H.R. 510, the Rapid DNA Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Among other provisions, the legislation would integrate the use of rapid DNA instruments in order to reduce the DNA testing backlog. The House approved the bill on May 16 (see The Source,...

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July 28, 2017

Senate Appropriations Committee Passes Commerce, Justice Spending Bill

On July 27, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved, 30-1, S. 1662, the FY2018 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies spending bill, as amended. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies passed the bill on July 25; the House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the spending bill on July 13 (see...

Appropriations · Crime · Domestic Violence · Employment · Human Trafficking · Violence Against Women

April 28, 2017

House Committee Approves Rapid DNA Act

On April 27, the House Judiciary Committee passed, by voice vote, H.R. 510, the Rapid DNA Act of 2017, sponsored by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Among other provisions, the bill would integrate the use of rapid DNA instruments in order to reduce the DNA testing backlog. During the 114th Congress, the Judiciary Committee passed an...

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December 2, 2016

House and Senate Pass the Justice for All Reauthorization Act

On November 29, the House passed, by voice vote, S. 2577, the Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016, as amended. The Senate agreed to the House amendments and passed the bill, by unanimous consent, on December 1. An earlier version of the bill was passed in the Senate on June 16 (see The Source,...

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