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  • House Committee Holds Hearing on Juvenile Justice Reform

    February 17, 2017

    On February 15, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing, “Providing Vulnerable Youth the Hope of a Brighter Future through Juvenile Justice Reform.” The hearing focused on efforts in serving vulnerable youth in their communities by promoting opportunities for children and improving accountability and oversight to help youth succeed. Further, the hearing…

  • House Committee Holds Hearing on SNAP Purchases

    February 17, 2017

    On February 16, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing, “Pros and Cons of Restricting SNAP Purchases.” The hearing examined the implications of additional restrictions placed on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) purchases, specifically the purchase of sweetened beverages, sweets, and salty snacks. In addition, the hearing noted that “women, in particular, are more likely…

  • Bills Introduced

    February 17, 2017

    Abortion H.R. 1192—Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)/Judiciary (2/16/17)—A bill to prohibit dismemberment abortions, and for other purposes. H.R. 1203—Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)/Energy and Commerce (2/17/17)—A bill to prohibit research with human fetal tissue obtained pursuant to an abortion, and for other purposes. Child Protection H.R. 1188—Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)/Judiciary (2/16/17)—A bill to reauthorize certain programs established…

  • Senate Passes Bills to Encourage Women in Entrepreneurship, STEM

    February 17, 2017

    On February 14, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, H.R. 255, the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act, sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), and H.R. 321, the Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act, sponsored by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA). The House approved the bills on January 10 (see The…

  • House Passes Resolution to Repeal Family Planning Regulation

    February 17, 2017

    On February 16, the House passed, 230-188, H.J. Res 43, a resolution, sponsored by Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), to repeal a regulation that prevented states from withholding Title X federal family planning funds from organizations that provide abortions. Opponents of the resolution note that Title X grants provide services, such as contraceptives, infertility treatment, cancer…

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In 1925, Representative Mae Ella Nolan (R-CA) became the first woman to chair a congressional committee.