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  • Cindy Hyde-Smith Sworn into Senate

    April 13, 2018

    On April 9, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) was sworn in to replace former Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), who resigned last month. Her appointment increases the number of women Senators to 23 and the total number of women serving in the 115th Congress to 112. Eighty-nine women currently serve in the House of Representatives, including Delegates…

  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, April 9-13, 2018

    April 13, 2018

    Floor Action Child Protection— On April 10, the House passed, 409-2, H.R. 4203, the Combat Online Predators Act. Human Trafficking— On April 10, the House passed, 408-2, H.R. 2219, the End Banking for Human Traffickers Act. International— On April 9, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, H.R. 3445, the African Growth and Opportunity and Millennium Challenge Act…

  • Bills Introduced

    April 13, 2018

    Education H.R. 5416—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means (3/29/18)—A bill to establish a student loan forgiveness program for women who are small business owners. Employment H. Con. Res. 117—Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)/Oversight and Government Reform (4/10/18)—A concurrent resolution recognizing the significance of Equal Pay Day to illustrate the disparity between wages…

  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, March 19-23, 2018

    March 23, 2018

    Floor Action: Appropriations—On March 23, Congress passed H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, clearing the measure for the president’s signature and avoiding a shutdown of the federal government. The current continuing resolution (P.L. 115-124) expired on March 23. The $1.3 trillion spending bill includes, among other provisions, the provisions of the Targeted Awards…

  • Bills Introduced

    March 23, 2018

    Family Support S.2574—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Banking, Housing, Urban Affairs (3/20/18)— A bill to provide rental assistance to low-income tenants of certain multi-family rural housing projects, and for other purposes. H.R. 5352—Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH)/Financial Services (3/20/18)— A bill to provide rental assistance to low-income tenants of certain multi-family rural housing projects, and for other purposes….

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Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: April 16-20, 2018

    April 16, 2018

    Mark-Ups: Family Support— On Wednesday, the House Committee on Agriculture will mark up H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act. International— On Tuesday, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs will mark up several bills, including, H.R. 5129, the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act, and H.R. 5480, the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act. STEM— On…

  • 2019 WCPI Fellowship Application Now Available!

    March 26, 2018

    The application materials for the 2019 WCPI Congressional Fellowship on Women and Public Policy are now available on our website! Please visit our Fellows webpage for details on how you can apply.

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