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  • Bills Introduced

    November 18, 2016

    Reproductive Health H. Res. 926—Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL)/Energy and Commerce, Oversight and Government Reform (11/16/16)—A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the president should award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, posthumously, to Mrs. Henrietta Lacks, in recognition of her invaluable contribution to modern science in the form of her own immortal…

  • House Passes Maternity Care Access Bill

    November 18, 2016

    On November 14, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 1209, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, sponsored by Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX). The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the bill on September 21 (see The Source, 9/23/16).

  • House Passes Women, Peace, and Security Act

    November 18, 2016

    On November 15, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 5332, the Women, Peace, and Security Act, sponsored by Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD). The House Foreign Affairs committee approved the bill on June 16 (see The Source, 6/17/16).

  • Bill to Fund Trafficking Hotline Clears House Committee

    November 18, 2016

    On November 16, the House Judiciary Committee approved, by voice vote, H.R. 5422, a bill to ensure funding for the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Sponsored by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), the bill would correct a change made by the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (P.L. 114-22) that inadvertently directed funding for the hotline to…

  • House Committee Holds Final SNAP Hearing in Series

    November 18, 2016

    On November 16, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing, “Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: Opportunities for Improving Access to Food.” The hearing focused on innovative ways to deliver healthy foods to low-income neighborhoods, rural areas, and food deserts, especially in the context of online solutions. This is the last in a series…

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Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: November 28 – December 2, 2016

    November 28, 2016

    Floor Action: Human Trafficking- On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 5422, a bill to ensure funding for the National Human Trafficking Hotline. Crime- On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider S. 2577, the Justice for All Reauthorization Act. The House also may consider H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, and…

  • SAVE THE DATE! 2017 Congressional Gala

    September 30, 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

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