The Source

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 passed, by voice vote, H.R. 6651, the PEPFAR Extension Act. The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the bill in September; the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved its version of the bill, S. 3476, on September 24 (see The Source, 9/28/18).

Small Business/Entrepreneurship- On Thursday, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 693, the Women’s Business Ownership Act.

STEM- On Thursday, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S. 3321, the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act.