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  • Bills Introduced

    November 10, 2017

    Employment S. Res. 323—Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)/Rules and Administration (11/07/17)—A resolution requiring sexual harassment training for Members, officers, employees, interns, and fellows of the Senate and a periodic survey of the Senate. S. Res. 330—Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/Considered and agreed to (11/09/17)—A resolution mandating anti-harassment training for Senators and officers, employees, and interns of, and detailees…

  • Senate Passes Anti-Harassment Mandate

    November 10, 2017

    On November 9, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 330, a resolution “mandating anti-harassment training for Senators and officers, employees, and interns of, and detailees to, the Senate,” sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

  • Senate Committee Approves Sex Trafficking Act

    November 10, 2017

    On November 8, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed, by voice vote, S. 1693, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) of 2017, as amended, sponsored by Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH). The committee held a hearing on the bill on September 29 (see The Source, 9/22/17). The House Judiciary Committee also held…

  • House Committee Approves Tax Reform Bill

    November 10, 2017

    On November 9, the House Ways and Means Committee approved, 24-16, H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, as amended, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX). The committee is advancing the legislation as instructed under H. Con. Res. 71, the FY2018 Budget Resolution, which contained reconciliation instructions for tax reform (see The Source, 10/27/17)….

  • House Subcommittees Hold Hearing to Examine the Effects of Opioids on Communities

    November 10, 2017

    On November 8, the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittees on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, and Higher Education and Workforce Development held a joint hearing, “Close to Home: How Opioids are Impacting Communities.” The following witnesses testified: Tim Robinson, founder and CEO, Addiction Recovery Care; Toni Miner, family support partner; Leana Wen, commissioner…

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Latest News & Events

  • Weekly Highlights: November 6-10, 2017

    November 13, 2017

    Floor Action: Employment- On November 9, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 330, a resolution “mandating anti-harassment training for Senators and officers, employees, and interns of, and detailees to, the Senate.” Mark-Ups: Human Trafficking- On November 8, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed, by voice vote, S. 1693, the Stop…

  • Congressional Schedule: November 13-17, 2017

    November 13, 2017

    Floor Action: Military—This week, the House and Senate are scheduled to consider H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act. Tax Policy—The House also is scheduled to consider H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Hearings: Violence Against Women—On Tuesday, the House Committee on House Administration will hold a hearing, “Preventing Sexual Harassment in the…

  • Save the Date! WCPI Gala – February 28, 2018

    November 8, 2017

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