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  • Contraceptive Coverage Bill Stalled in Senate

    July 18, 2014

    On July 16, the Senate rejected, by a vote of 56-43, a motion to end debate on the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014 (S. 2578) and bring the bill to a floor vote. The procedural vote, also known as cloture, requires at least 60 votes for passage. The measure, sponsored by…

  • Bill to Fund SBA Passes House

    July 18, 2014

    On July16, the House passed, 228-195, the FY2015 Financial Services and General Government Spending Bill (H.R. 5016). The House Appropriations Committee passed the bill June 25 (see The Source, 6/27/14). The measure would provide $21.285 billion in discretionary funding for FY2015. This amount is $566 million below FY2014 and $2.256 billion below President Obama’s FY2015…

  • Defense Spending Bill Approved by Senate Committee

    July 18, 2014

    On July 17, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved, by voice vote, the FY2015 Defense spending bill (H.R. 4870). The Subcommittee on Defense approved the legislation on July 15. According to the committee report, the bill would provide $542.772 billion in discretionary funding for programs at the Department of Defense. This amount is $22.322 billion less…

  • House Committee Passes Infant and Child Death Bill

    July 18, 2014

    On July 15, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved, by voice vote, the Sudden Unexpected Death and Data Enhancement Awareness Act (H.R. 669). The Subcommittee on Health approved the bill on June 19. Sponsored by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the bill would direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to provide for surveillance…

  • Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Reproductive Rights Legislation

    July 18, 2014

    On July 15, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing, “The Women’s Health Protection Act (S.1696): Removing Barriers to Constitutionally Protected Reproductive Rights.” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), the bill’s sponsor, chaired at the hearing. In his opening remarks, Sen. Blumenthal said, “This legislation would eliminate limitations on access to abortion services and eliminate the targeting…

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Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: July 21-25, 2014

    July 21, 2014

    Floor Action: This week, the House is scheduled to consider several bills relating to human trafficking: a bill to improve the response to victims of child sex trafficking (H.R. 5111); the Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R. 5081); the Enhancing Services for Runaway and Homeless Victims of Youth Trafficking Act (H.R. 5076); the…

  • Weekly Highlights: July 14-18, 2014

    July 21, 2014

    Floor Action: Human Trafficking- On July 16, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, the Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction and Return Act, as amended (H.R. 3212). Reproductive Health- On July 16, the Senate rejected, by a vote of 56-43, a motion to end debate on the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act…

  • Invitation: July 24 – STEM Fair and Reception

    July 9, 2014

      Women’s Policy, Inc. in cooperation with Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Donna F. Edwards Co-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues Reps. Kristi Noem and Doris O. Matsui Vice-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and Reps. Susan Brooks and Suzanne Bonamici Co-Chairs, Education/STEM Task Force, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues invite you to a Science,…

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