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  • House Committee Passes Education for All Act

    July 15, 2016

    On July 14, the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved, by voice vote, the Education for All Act (H.R. 4481), sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY). Citing the 2012 attack on education activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai and the 2014 abduction of school girls in Nigeria, the legislation notes that gender discrimination continues to be…

  • Senate, House Committees Review 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report

    July 15, 2016

    On July 12, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing, “Review of the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report.” This hearing is part of the committee’s review of the State Department’s annual report on Trafficking in Persons and sought to address ongoing questions about the report’s tier rankings. The committee held a similar hearing in…

  • Senate Subcommittee Examines Zika in the Western Hemisphere

    July 15, 2016

    On July 13, the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues held a hearing, “Zika in the Western Hemisphere: Risks and Responses.” The hearing addressed growing concerns regarding the spread of the Zika virus and its effect on pregnant women and their children. The…

  • Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Hazing, Sexual Assault at Universities

    July 15, 2016

    On July 13, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing, “Campus Safety: Improving Prevention and Response Efforts.” The following witnesses testified: Rick Amweg, security consultant, Security Risk Management Consultants, LLC; Elizabeth Allan, executive director, StopHazing.org, professor, the University of Maine; Melynda Huskey, interim vice president, Student Affairs, dean of Students, Washington…

  • Bills Introduced

    July 15, 2016

    Abortion S. Res. 530—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (7/13/16)—A resolution supporting the termination of the Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives established pursuant to House Resolution 461, and for other purposes. Crime H.R. 5896—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Judiciary (7/14/16)—A bill to provide that it…

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  • SAVE THE DATE! 2017 Congressional Gala

    July 19, 2016

    Join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues! Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill Washington, DC

  • Congressional Schedule

    July 18, 2016

    Congress is in recess until September 6.

  • Weekly Highlights: July 11-15, 2016

    July 18, 2016

    Floor Action: Health- On July 13, the Senate approved, 92-2, the conference report for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524). The Senate vote clears the bill for President Obama’s signature. On July 14, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 521, a resolution designating September as National Ovarian Cancer Month. Abortion- On…

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Did You Know?

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