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  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, May 14-18, 2018

    May 18, 2018

    Floor Action: Crime— On May 15, the House passed, 377-1, H.R. 4854, the Justice Served Act of 2018. The bill would provide additional resources to eliminate the DNA analysis backlog. Veterans— On May 16, the House passed, 347-70, S. 2372, the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act, as amended. The…

  • Bills Introduced

    May 18, 2018

    Employment S. 2872—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Read for the first time (5/17/18)—A bill to amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to reform the procedures provided under such Act of the initiation, investigation, and resolution of claims alleging that employing offices of the legislative branch have violated the rights and protections provided to their employees under…

  • Debbie Lesko Joins the 115th Congress

    May 11, 2018

    On May 7, Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) was sworn in to replace Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), who resigned in December 2017. Rep. Lesko’s election keeps the number of women serving in the House of Representatives during the 115th Congress at 89; Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) passed away on March 16. To date, there are 112 women…

  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, May 7-11, 2018

    May 11, 2018

    Floor Action: Small Business/Entrepreneurship— On May 8, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 1680, the Women’s Business Centers Improvements Act, and H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act, as amended.  Mark-Ups: Appropriations— On May 8, the House Appropriations Committee approved, 47-0, the FY2019 Legislative Branch spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). On April 26, the…

  • Bills Introduced

    May 11, 2018

    Employment S. 2829—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (5/10/18)— A bill to require Federal Reserve banks to interview at least one individual reflective of racial or gender diversity when appointing Federal Reserve bank presidents, and for other purposes. Family Support H.R. 5738—Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA)/Ways and Means; Agriculture; Energy and Commerce; and Education…

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Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: May 21-25, 2018

    May 21, 2018

    Floor Action: Defense— This week, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act. Military— On Monday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 3642, the Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment Act. Veterans—On Monday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 4334, the Improving Oversight of Women Veterans’ Care Act, and…

  • 2019 WCPI Fellowship Application Now Available!

    March 26, 2018

    The application materials for the 2019 WCPI Congressional Fellowship on Women and Public Policy are now available on our website! Please visit our Fellows webpage for details on how you can apply.

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