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  • House Committee Approves Women Veterans Bills

    May 22, 2015

    On May 21, the House Veterans Affairs Committee approved, by separate voice votes, H.R. 1607, the Ruth Moore Act, and H.R. 1575, a bill to provide counseling services for women veterans recently separated from the Armed Forces. The Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee approved H.R. 1607 on May 14; the Subcommittee on Health approved…

  • Senate Committee Examines Rape Kit Backlog

    May 22, 2015

    On May 20, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on The Constitution held a hearing, “Taking Sexual Assault Seriously: The Rape Kit Backlog and Human Rights.” “For too long, survivors of sexual assault, the vast majority of them women, have been ignored or disbelieved. They have been told they must have done something wrong – they walked…

  • Foster Care Group Homes Examined by Senate Committee

    May 22, 2015

    On May 19, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing, “No Place to Grow-Up: How to Safely Reduce Reliance on Foster Care Group Homes.” The hearing focused on improving the outcomes of children and youth in foster care. Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) started his opening remarks by stating, “As my colleagues know, last year, Congress…

  • SNAP Program Examined by House Committee

    May 22, 2015

    On May 20, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing, “Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: The World of Nutrition, Government Duplication, and Unmet Needs.” The hearing focused on demonstrating and ensuring that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has a clear mission and operates accordingly. Angela K. Rachidi, research fellow in Poverty Studies, American…

  • House Committee Examines Fraud in Nutrition Programs

    May 22, 2015

    On May 19, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing, “Addressing Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Federal Child Nutrition Programs.” Kay E. Brown, director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security, Government Accountability Office (GAO), described the fraud uncovered in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): “GAO monitored one…

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Minority women comprise fewer than 1 in 10 employed scientists and engineers #FridayFact Source: @ngcproject
May 29, 2015

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May 28, 2015

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May 27, 2015

Latest News & Events

  • Briefing Invitation: How Sports Can Improve Girls’ Health

    May 28, 2015

    U.S. Soccer Foundation and Women’s Policy, Inc. in cooperation with Representatives Kristi Noem and Doris O. Matsui Co-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and Representatives Susan Brooks and Lois Frankel Vice-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues invite you to a lunch briefing on: How Sports Can Improve Girls’ Health Tuesday, June 16, 2015 12:00 –…

  • Weekly Highlights: May 18-22, 2015

    May 26, 2015

    Floor Action: Human Trafficking- On May 19, the House passed the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178), by a vote of 420-3, clearing the measure for President Obama’s signature. Education- On May 21, the House approved, 217-205, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act (H.R. 1806). The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee approved the…

  • There’s still time to apply for the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy!

    May 19, 2015

    Application materials for the 2016 Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy are available on our website! Visit the Fellowships page for more information or click on the links below! 2016 Fellowships Application 2016 Fellowships Brochure The deadline is June 1. Apply today!

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Reps. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Doris O. Matsui (D-CA) lead the Women's Caucus in the 114th Congress.