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  • House Committee Clears Breastfeeding Equipment Act

    September 16, 2016

    On September 13, the House Committee on Homeland Security approved, by voice vote, H.R. 5065, the Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act, as amended, sponsored by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA). The legislation would allow baby formula, breast milk, and juice on airplanes. The legislation also would authorize training for Transportation Security Administration personnel on…

  • House Committee Passes Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act

    September 16, 2016

    On September 14, the House Education and Workforce Committee approved, by voice vote, H.R. 5963, the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act, as amended, sponsored by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL). Among other provisions, the legislation encourages states to implement programs that address the needs of girls who are in, or at risk of entering,…

  • House Committee Clears Accessible Bathroom Bill

    September 16, 2016

    On September 14, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved, by voice vote, H.R. 5147, the Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation (BABIES) Act, as amended, sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI). The bill would require that female and male restrooms in public buildings be equipped with baby changing stations that the General Services Administration determines…

  • Senate Committee Examines Efforts to End Child Marriage

    September 16, 2016

    On September 14, the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues held a hearing, “Protecting Girls: Global Efforts to End Child Marriage.” The hearing sought to draw attention to the issue of child marriage and assess efforts to protect girls across the globe.   …

  • House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on SNAP

    September 16, 2016

    On September 13, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition held a hearing, “Past, Present, and Future of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Improving Innovation and Success in Employment and Training Programs.” The hearing focused on the current SNAP program to help low-income individuals and families overcome poverty. This is the most recent in a series…

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Latest News & Events

  • Weekly Highlights: September 12-16, 2016

    September 19, 2016

    Floor Action: Violence Against Women– On September 15, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 566, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Mark-Ups: Health- On September 13, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health passed, by voice vote, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, H.R. 1209….

  • Congressional Schedule: September 19-23, 2016

    September 19, 2016

    Floor Action: Health- On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 5147, the Bathroom Accessible in Every Situation (BABIES) Act; H.R. 5963, the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act; and H.R. 670, the Special Needs Trust Fairness and Medicaid Improvement Act. The House is scheduled to consider H.R. 5065, the Bottles and Breastfeeding…

  • 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

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