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  • President Obama Delivers Sixth State of the Union Address

    January 23, 2015

    On January 20, President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. The president began his remarks by focusing on the economy. He highlighted the need for child care, saying, “During World War II, when men like my grandfather went off to war, having women like my grandmother…

  • First Woman Veteran in Senate Delivers GOP Response to State of the Union

    January 23, 2015

    On January 20, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) delivered the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Elected in the most recent election cycle, Sen. Ernst is a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard and recently commanded the largest battalion in Iowa. Before her election to the Senate, she served as…

  • Abortion Bill Passes House

    January 23, 2015

    On January 22, the House approved, 242-179, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act (H.R. 7). The measure, sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), would permanently prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for abortions or to purchase insurance plans that cover abortion. Current law – the Hyde Amendment…

  • House Committee Passes Human Trafficking Bills

    January 23, 2015

    On January 21, the House Judiciary Committee approved, by voice vote, several bills to address human trafficking: the Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act (H.R. 350), the Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act (H.R. 159), the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (H.R. 181), and the Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation (SAVE) Act (H.R 285). H.R….

  • Bills Introduced

    January 23, 2015

    Abortion S. 201—-Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)/Judiciary (1/21/15)—A bill to prohibit taking minors across state lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions. S. 217—-Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Judiciary (1/15/15)—A bill to protect a woman’s right to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy by limiting restrictions…

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RT @DorisMatsui: Thrilled the House passed a bill to #EndTrafficking introduced by @RepKristiNoem & myself. We must end this practice! http…
January 28, 2015

House passes @RepKristiNoem, @DorisMatsui bill to address #humantrafficking; 1st Women's Caucus bill this Congress! http://t.co/3tuiYoEx1h
January 28, 2015

Happy #birthday to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA)! @SenatorShaheen @RepLindaSanchez
January 28, 2015

Latest News & Events

  • Don’t Miss the 2015 Congressional Gala!

    January 26, 2015

    Women’s Policy, Inc. cordially invites you to celebrate the record number of women in Congress and the new leadership of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues! Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Union Station, East Hall, Washington, DC Reception 6:30 p.m., Dinner 7:30 p.m. For more information, please click the link below, or contact (202) 554-2323. 2015…

  • Congressional Schedule: January 26-30, 2015

    January 26, 2015

    Floor Action: This week, the House is scheduled to consider several bills to address human trafficking: the Human Trafficking Prioritization Act (H.R. 514), the International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking (H.R. 515), the Human Trafficking Prevention Act (H.R. 357), the Enhancing Services for Runaway and Homeless Victims of Youth Trafficking Act…

  • Weekly Highlights: January 19-23, 2015

    January 26, 2015

    On January 20, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address. Freshman Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), the first woman veteran elected to the Senate, delivered the Republican response. Floor Action: Abortion- On January 22, the House approved, 242-179, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act (H.R. 7). Mark-Ups:…

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