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  • Vote on Health Care Bill Canceled

    March 24, 2017

    This week, the House was scheduled to consider H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act. However, the House leadership withdrew the bill from consideration after it became clear the measure did not have enough votes for passage. The Budget, Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means Committees approved the bill in separate votes earlier this…

  • House Passes 100 Years of Women in Congress Act

    March 24, 2017

    On March 20, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 382, the 100 years of Women in Congress Act, sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY). The legislation recognizes Jeannette Rankin (R-MT), the first woman elected to Congress in 1916, as a pioneer for women in politics and science. The bill would allow grants under the…

  • House Committee Advances Child Protection Bills

    March 24, 2017

    On March 22, the House Judiciary Committee approved bills to protect children from abuse: H.R. 695, the Child Protection Improvement Act, H.R. 883, the Targeting Child Predators Act, and H.R. 1188, the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act. Child Protection Improvement Act Sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the bill, as amended, would make permanent a pilot…

  • Humanitarian Efforts Focus of Senate Hearing

    March 24, 2017

    On March 22, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing, “Flashing Red: The State of Global Humanitarian Affairs.” The witnesses addressed several humanitarian crises, many of which have affected women and girls worldwide, and the U.S. government’s efforts to provide assistance to countries in need. The following witnesses testified: Gregory Gottlieb, acting administrator, Bureau…

  • House Committee Reviews Social Media Policies of Military Services

    March 24, 2017

    On March 21, the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a hearing, “Social Media Policies of the Military Services.” In light of recent online harassment of female service members on the Marines United Facebook page, the hearing discussed several concerns regarding social media policies, such as adequate training on appropriate use of social…

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Happy #birthday to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)! @NancyPelosi
March 26, 2017

In 1922, Rebecca Latimer Felton (D-GA) was the first woman to serve in the Senate #WomensHistoryMonth
March 24, 2017

Happy #birthday to Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ)! @RepMcSally
March 22, 2017

Latest News & Events

  • Weekly Highlights: March 20-24, 2017

    March 27, 2017

    Floor Action: Health- This week, the House canceled its consideration of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act when it became clear that the measure did not have enough support for passage. Miscellaneous- On March 20, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 382, the 100 years of Women in Congress Act. Mark-Ups: Child Protection-…

  • Congressional Schedule: March 27-31, 2017

    March 27, 2017

    Hearings: Child Protection- On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing, “Protecting Young Athletes From Sexual Abuse.” Family Support- On Tuesday, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition will hold a hearing, “The Next Farm Bill: The Future of SNAP Policy.” Veterans- On Wednesday, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health will hold a…

  • 2018 Fellowship Application Now Available!

    March 22, 2017

    The application materials for the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy are available on our website! Visit our Fellowship page for more details about the program and to download the application. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2017!

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To date, 318 women have served in the U.S. Congress. Twelve of those women served in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.