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  • Senate Designates “Gold Star Wives Day”

    April 7, 2017

    On April 4, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 112, which designates April 5, 2017, as “Gold Star Wives Day.” Sponsored by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the resolution recognizes the “important role that Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. plays in the lives of the spouses and families of fallen members and veterans…

  • House Committee Approves Bills to Address Needs of Women Veterans

    April 7, 2017

    On April 6, the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health approved, by voice vote, several bills, including H.R. 91, the Building Supportive Networks for Women Veterans Act, H.R. 95, the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act, and H.R. 907, the Newborn Care Improvement Act. The subcommittee held a hearing on these bills on March 29…

  • Bills to Combat Child Exploitation Clear House Committee

    April 7, 2017

    On April 5, the House Judiciary Committee approved several bills, including H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act, and H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children’s Safety Act. Global Child Protection Act The measure, sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL), would define illicit sexual conduct to include sexual contact committed against children while abroad, often referred to…

  • House Committee Approves Missing and Exploited Children, Juvenile Justice Bills

    April 7, 2017

    On April 4, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce approved, by voice vote, H.R. 1808, the Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act of 2017, and H.R. 1809, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017. Among other provisions, H.R. 1808, sponsored by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), would develop programs to support the…

  • Senate Subcommittee Investigates Sexual Assault, Harassment at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

    April 7, 2017

    On April 5, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing, “Protecting Our Midshipmen: Preventing Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.” The hearing focused on the response to reports of sexual assault and harassment at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. According to…

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  • Congressional Schedule: April 24-28, 2017

    April 24, 2017

    Floor Action: International- On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider H. Res. 187, a resolution relating to the efforts to respond to the famine in South Sudan.  

  • 2018 Fellowship Application Now Available!

    April 17, 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!

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The Women's Caucus was formed on April 19, 1977, when a small group of Congresswomen sat down to talk about spousal abuse.