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  • President Trump Submits FY2018 Budget Request

    March 17, 2017

    On March 16, President Trump submitted to Congress an outline of his FY2018 budget request. The budget would allocate $1.15 trillion in discretionary funding for FY2018. The summary below provides an overview of funding levels for programs important to women and their families. Department of Agriculture The budget proposes $17.9 billion in discretionary spending for…

  • “Rosie the Riveter” Honored by Senate

    March 17, 2017

    On March 15, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 76, a resolution designating March 21 as “National Rosie the Riveter Day.” The resolution, sponsored by Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA), “acknowledges the important role played by” 16 million women during World War II.

  • Budget Committee Approves ACA Repeal Bill

    March 17, 2017

    On March 16, the House Budget Committee approved, 19-17, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), legislation that would repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as “Obamacare.” In January, the House and Senate approved S. Con. Res. 3, a budget resolution that directed the relevant committees in each chamber…

  • Senate Committee Examines Marines United Website Abuse

    March 17, 2017

    On March 14, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing, “Information Surrounding the Marines United Website.” The hearing focused on allegations that female service members had been subjected to online sexual harassment and abuse by active duty and former Marines on a private Facebook page maintained by a group called Marines United.   In…

  • House Subcommittee Holds Hearing to Examine Home Visiting Services

    March 17, 2017

    On March 15, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources held a hearing, “Reauthorization of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program.” The hearing examined the success of the MIECHV program and called for the reauthorization and expansion of home visiting services for young mothers. The following witnesses testified: Beth…

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Latest News & Events

  • 2018 Fellowship Application Now Available!

    March 22, 2017

    The application materials for the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy are available on our website! Visit our Fellowship page for more details about the program and to download the application. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2017!

  • Congressional Schedule: March 20-24, 2017

    March 21, 2017

    Floor Action: Miscellaneous- On Monday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 382, the 100 Years of Women in Congress Act. Health- On Wednesday, the House is scheduled to consider the American Health Care Act of 2017. Hearings: Military- On Tuesday, the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel will hold a hearing, “Social Media…

  • Weekly Highlights: March 13-17, 2017

    March 20, 2017

    This week, President Trump submitted to Congress an outline of his FY2018 budget priorities. Floor Action: Miscellaneous- On March 15, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 76, a resolution designating March 21 as “National Rosie the Riveter Day.” Mark-Ups: Health- On March 16, the House Budget Committee approved, 19-17, the American Health Care…

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