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  • House Passes Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act

    April 11, 2014

    On April 7, the House passed, by voice vote, the Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act (H.R. 4323). The House Judiciary Committee approved the legislation on April 2 (see The Source, 4/4/14). The measure would reauthorize grant programs for states to collect and analyze DNA evidence in sexual assault cases and provide training for law enforcement, medical…

  • Women’s History Museum Approved by House Committee

    April 11, 2014

    On April 9, the House Natural Resources Committee approved, by unanimous consent, the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women’s History Museum Act (H.R. 863), as amended. The House Administration Committee approved the legislation on April 2 (see The Source, 4/4/14).

  • Appropriations Committee Approves Military Construction, VA Spending Bill

    April 11, 2014

    On April 9, the House Appropriations Committee approved, by voice vote, the FY2015 Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies appropriations bill (as-yet-unnumbered). The Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee approved the legislation on April 3 (see The Source, 4/4/14). According to the committee report, the bill would allocate $165.012 billion in overall…

  • Women, Minorities in Energy Jobs Subject of House Hearing

    April 11, 2014

    On April 8, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing, “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Women and Minorities.” Julie Gressley, consultant, IHS Economics stated, “In 2010…African Americans accounted for eight percent of total employment, and Hispanics over 15 percent. Women accounted for 19 percent of total employment in these…

  • Bills Introduced

    April 11, 2014

    Child Care/Education H.R. 4481—-Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ)/Education and the Workforce (4/10/14)—A bill to amend the Head Start Act to authorize block grants to states for prekindergarten education. Employment H. Res. 548—-Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Rules (4/8/14)—A resolution amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require the mandatory annual ethics training offered to Members, officers,…

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Latest News & Events

  • Weekly Highlights: April 7-11, 2014

    April 14, 2014

    Floor Action: Employment- On April 9, the Senate rejected, by a vote of 53-44, a motion to end debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 2199). Budget- On April 10, the House approved, 219-205, the FY2015 Budget Resolution (H. Con. Res. 96). Crime- On April 7, the House passed, by voice vote, the Debbie Smith…

  • Congressional Schedule: April 14-18, 2014

    April 14, 2014

    Congress is in recess until April 28.

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Did You Know?

Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) lead the Women's Caucus during the 113th Congress.