• IMG_0071_resized

Bringing Women Policymakers Together
to Work Across Party Lines

The Source

  • Bills Introduced

    November 20, 2015

    Child Protection H.R. 4073—Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)/Judiciary (11/18/15)—A bill to establish a permanent background check system. Education S. 2290—Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (11/17/15)—A bill to authorize block grants to states for prekindergarten education, and for other purposes. H.R. 4042—Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX)/Education and the Workforce (11/17/15)—A bill to provide grants for…

  • House Passes Infant Protection, Opioid Abuse Bill

    November 20, 2015

    On November 16, the House passed, by voice vote, the Protecting Our Infants Act (S. 799). The Senate approved the legislation on October 22 (see The Source, 10/23/15). The House passed an earlier version of this bill on September 8 (see The Source, 9/11/15). The measure, sponsored by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), would improve the…

  • Senate Committee Addresses Sexual Harassment, Assault at NOAA

    November 20, 2015

    On November 18, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved, by voice vote, S. 2206, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Act. Sponsored by Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK), the measure would require the secretary of the Department of Commerce to develop comprehensive policies to prevent and respond to incidents…

  • Senate Committee Investigates Sex Trafficking Website

    November 20, 2015

    On November 19, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing on its investigation into the commercial sex advertising website, Backpage.com. Chair Rob Portman (R-OH) stated, “Over the past seven months, this subcommittee has conducted a bipartisan investigation into how sex traffickers increasingly use the Internet to advance their…

  • Women and Technology Subject of House Committee

    November 20, 2015

    On November 17, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing, “Women and Technology: Increasing Opportunity and Driving International Development.” Chair Edward R. Royce (R-CA) stated, “Around the world, women and girls are often the hardest hit by poverty. At the same time, empowering women can be the best way to lift them and their…

Twitter Feed

Have you RSVP'd for our 12/2 briefing on Workplace Wellness? Visit our site for more details! #WPIHealth https://t.co/vxX1g9Em7B
November 30, 2015

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! Please consider adding WPI to your holiday giving plans! https://t.co/ng1M0cYTfj https://t.co/DQy8U3g4K9
November 30, 2015

Happy #birthday to Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD)! @RepKristiNoem
November 30, 2015

Latest News & Events

Would you like to receive updates from The Source? Sign Up!

Did You Know?

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