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  • House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Africa Budget

    October 13, 2017

    On October 11, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing, “The State Department and USAID [United States Agency for International Development] FY2018 Africa Budget.” Approximately 80 percent of the administration’s FY2018 $5.2 billion budget request for Africa would be allocated toward global health programs…

  • House Small Business Subcommittee Considers Women’s Entrepreneurship

    October 13, 2017

    On October 12, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology held a hearing, “Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurial Success.” In addition to highlighting the entrepreneurial achievements of women, the hearing considered challenges faced by female entrepreneurs, such as access to capital and technical resources. During the hearing, the witnesses explained that in 2016, 11.3 million…

  • Bills Introduced

    October 13, 2017

    Education H.R. 4030—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Education and the Workforce (10/12/17)—A bill to codify into law the “Revised Sexual Harassment Guidance: Harassment of Students by School Employees, Other Students, or Third Parties,” issued January 19, 2001, by the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, as in effect on January 1, 2017; the Dear…

  • House, Senate Committee Pass FY2018 Budget Resolutions

    October 6, 2017

    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…

  • House Passes Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

    October 6, 2017

    On October 3, the House passed, 237-189, H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. An identical bill was passed by the House in 2015; however, the Senate rejected the legislation (see The Source, 9/25/15). The bill would ban abortions “at or after 20 weeks of pregnancy,” except in cases of rape or incest, or…

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Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: October 16-20, 2017

    October 16, 2017

    The House is in recess until October 23. Floor Action: Budget- This week, the Senate is scheduled to consider S. Con. Res. 25, the FY2018 budget resolution.

  • Weekly Highlights: October 9-13, 2017

    October 16, 2017

    Hearings: International- On October 11, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing, “The State Department and USAID FY2018 Africa Budget.” Small Business- On October 12, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology held a hearing, “Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurial Success.”

  • Save the Date! WCPI Congressional Gala – February 28, 2018

    September 13, 2017

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