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  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, June 11-15

    June 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…

  • Bills Introduced

    June 15, 2018

    Child Protection H.R. 6115—Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)/Education and the Workforce (6/14/18)—A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to include an act of unregulated custody transfer in the definition of child abuse and neglect, and for other purposes. Employment S. 3077—Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/14/18)—A bill to provide…

  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, June 4-8

    June 8, 2018

    Floor Action: Appropriations— On June 8, the House passed, 235 -179,  H.R. 5895, a “minibus” bill containing the FY2019 Legislative Branch; Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies; and Energy and Water spending bills. The House Appropriations Committee approved separately the Legislative Branch (H.R. 5894) and the Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs spending bills (H.R. 5786)…

  • Bills Introduced

    June 8, 2018

    Employment S. 2994—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/5/18)—A bill to deter, prevent, reduce, and respond to harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and harassment based on protected categories. Family Support S. 3039—Sen. Todd Young (R-IN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/7/18)—A bill to provide funding for the development of a…

  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, May 21-25, 2018

    May 25, 2018

    Floor Action: Employment— On May 24, the Senate passed, by voice vote, S. 2952, the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act. The bill contains provisions to address sexual harassment in the congressional workplace. Military— On May 24, the House approved, 351-66, H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act. The House Armed Services Committee passed…

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  • Congressional Schedule: June 11-15, 2018

    June 11, 2018

    Floor Action: Veterans- On Wednesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 4635, a bill to direct the secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase peer-to-peer counseling for women veterans. Military- This week, the Senate is scheduled to begin consideration of S. 2987, the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act. Mark-Ups: Appropriations- On Tuesday, the Senate Appropriations…

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The Women's Caucus was formed on April 19, 1977, when a small group of Congresswomen sat down to talk about spousal abuse.