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  • House Passes the Global Water Bill

    December 12, 2014

    On December 8, the House passed, by voice vote, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act (H.R. 2901). The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the legislation on November 20 (see The Source, 11/21/14). The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed its version of the legislation, S. 2946, on December 4 (see The Source, 12/5/14)….

  • House Passes EARLY Reauthorization Act

    December 12, 2014

    On December 9, the House passed, by voice vote, the Early Awareness Requires Learning Young (EARLY) Reauthorization Act (H.R. 5185). The bill, sponsored by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), would reauthorize the EARLY Act through FY2019. That bill, originally passed as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148), educates the public…

  • House Passes Global Food Bill

    December 12, 2014

    On December 10, the House approved, by voice vote, the Global Food Security Act (H.R. 5656). The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the bill on November 20. Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), the bill would authorize federal assistance to address global poverty and hunger in developing countries. Such assistance would follow a strategic approach…

  • Millender-McDonald Post Office Bill Clears House

    December 12, 2014

    On December 8, the House passed, by voice vote, a bill (H.R. 5687) to name a post office facility in Long Beach, California after former Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA). Sponsored by Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA), the bill would officially designate the facility as the Juanita Millender-McDonald Post Office. Rep. Millender-McDonald represented the 37th District of…

  • Senate Committee Passes Trafficking Bill

    December 12, 2014

    On December 11, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved, by voice vote, H.R. 4573, the International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking. The House approved the measure on May 20 (see The Source, 5/23/14). Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), the bill would establish the Angel Watch Center, which would receive, maintain,…

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Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: December 15-19, 2014

    December 15, 2014

    The Senate is expected to wrap up its remaining work and vote to adjourn the 113th Congress early this week. The House adjourned sine die on December 12, after completing votes on several bills. The 114th Congress is scheduled to convene on January 6, 2015.

  • Weekly Highlights: December 8-12, 2014

    December 15, 2014

    Floor Action: Appropriations- On December 11, the House approved, 219-206, the FY2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (H.R. 83). The Senate approved the legislation by a vote of 56-40 on December 13. Military- On December 11, the Senate approved, 89-11, the FY2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (H.R. 3979). Violence Against Women- On December 9, the Senate…

  • Save the Date! Women’s Policy, Inc. Congressional Dinner

    October 2, 2014

    Save the Evening! Women’s Policy, Inc. Congressional Dinner Wednesday, March 4, 2015   Union Station 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC   Invitations will be mailed in January 2015.   For more information, please contact us at 202-554-2323.    

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Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) lead the Women's Caucus during the 113th Congress.