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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...

Abortion · Bills Introduced · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · Health · Human Trafficking · International · Judiciary · Miscellaneous · Tax Policy · Violence Against Women

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...

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

December 21, 2018

Bills Introduced

Employment  H.R. 7345—Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)/Education and the Workforce (12/19/18)—A bill to create a national commission to combat workplace sexual harassment, and for other purposes.  Health S. 3776—Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)/Finance (12/18/18)—A bill to improve federal efforts with respect to the prevention of maternal mortality, and for other purposes. International S. Res. 735—Sen. Ed...

Bills Introduced

December 14, 2018

The Source for Women’s Issues: December 10-14, 2018

Floor Action: Child Protection- On Thursday, Congress passed H.R. 6964, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. The House approved an earlier version of the measure on September 28 (see The Source, 9/28/18). The bill contains provisions to address the needs of girls in the juvenile justice system. On Tuesday, the Senate passed, by unanimous...

Child Protection · Employment · Family Support · Health · International · Miscellaneous · Violence Against Women

December 14, 2018

Bills Introduced

Human Trafficking H.R. 7271—Rep. John Curtis (R-UT)/Foreign Affairs; Judiciary (12/12/18)—A bill to establish the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking, and for other purposes. International H.R. 7228—Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)/Foreign Affairs (12/10/18)—A bill to include in the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices a section on reproductive rights, and for other purposes....

Bills Introduced

December 7, 2018

The Source for Women’s Issues: December 3-7, 2018

Floor Action: Appropriations- On Thursday, Congress approved H. J. Res. 143, a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December 22, thus preventing a partial government shutdown. The measure is necessary since seven spending bills remain outstanding: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Financial...

Appropriations · Health · Violence Against Women

December 7, 2018

Bills Introduced

Family Support S. 3700—Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)/Finance (12/4/18)—A bill to reauthorize the program of block grants to states for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and for other purposes. Miscellaneous S. Res. 713—Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)/Judiciary (12/3/18)—A resolution celebrating the 160th anniversary of the Ladies Christian Association, which became the Young Women’s Christian Association. Violence Against...

Bills Introduced

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 30, 2018

Bills Introduced

Crime S. 3688—Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Judiciary (11/29/18)—A bill to make it a criminal offense for individuals to engage in sexual acts while acting under color of law or with individuals in their custody, to encourage states to adopt similar laws, and for other purposes. Health S. 3687—Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)/Finance (11/29/18)—A bill to provide coverage...

Bills Introduced
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