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  • House Committee Examines Sexual Harassment in the Congressional Workplace

    December 8, 2017

    On December 7, the House Administration Committee held a hearing, “Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Congressional Workplace: Examining Reforms to the Congressional Accountability Act.” The committee held a similar hearing on November 14 (see The Source, 11/17/17). The committee discussed ways to amend the Congressional Accountability Act (P.L. 104-1), including H.R. 4396, the ME TOO…

  • House Subcommittee Examines Workplace Leave Policies

    December 8, 2017

    On December 6, the House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing, “Workplace Leave Policies: Opportunities and Challenges for Employers and Working Families.” The hearing focused on paid leave provided by employers, best practices for developing new options, and the impact of paid leave policies on women. The following…

  • Bills Introduced

    December 8, 2017

    Employment H.R. 4540—Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA)/House Administration (12/4/17)—A bill to require Members of Congress to reimburse the Treasury for amounts paid as awards and settlements under the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 in connection with violations of such Act which were committed personally by the Members, to prohibit the imposition of nondisclosure agreements as a…

  • Congress Approves Continuing Resolution, Avoids Government Shutdown

    December 8, 2017

    On December 7, Congress approved H. J. Res. 123, which provides continuing appropriations for FY2018.  The measure would extend federal funding through December 22, thus averting a government shutdown. Congress passed the current continuing resolution (CR) (P.L. 115-56) on September 8; it expired on December 8 (see The Source, 9/8/17).

  • House Passes SAFE Act

    December 8, 2017

    On December 5, the House passed, 409-0, H.R. 3317, the Stop Abusive Female Exploitation (SAFE) Act, sponsored by Rep. Dave Trott (R-MI). Among other provisions, the bill would increase the penalty for female genital mutilation from five to 15 years. The House Judiciary Committee agreed to the bill on November 2 (see The Source, 11/3/17).

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  • Congressional Schedule: December 11-15, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    Mark-Ups: Education—On Tuesday, the House Education and the Workforce Committee will mark up H.R. 4508, the Promoting Real Opportunity and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act. Human Trafficking—On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee will mark up several bills, including H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017.

  • Weekly Highlights: December 4-8, 2017

    December 11, 2017

    Floor Action: Appropriations- On December 7, Congress approved H. J. Res. 123, which provides continuing appropriations for FY2018. Violence Against Women- On December 5, the House passed, 409-0, H.R. 3317, the Stop Abusive Female Exploitation (SAFE) Act. International- On December 6, the House passed, 423-3, H. Con. Res. 90, a resolution condemning violence committed against…

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A record number of women serve in the 115th Congress -- 88 in the House (including four non-voting Delegates) and 21 in the Senate.