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  • Bills Introduced

    June 24, 2016

    Education S. Res. 510—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/23/16)—A resolution affirming the importance of Title IX, applauding the increase in educational opportunities available to women and girls, and recognizing the tremendous amount of work left to be done to further increase such opportunities. Employment H.R. 5535—Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)/Education and the Workforce,…

  • House Approves Conference Report to Fund Military Construction, Zika

    June 24, 2016

    On June 23, the House approved, 239-171, the conference report for H.R. 2577, which would fund the FY2017 Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill and efforts to combat the Zika virus. The House approved an earlier version of the bill (H.R. 4974) on May 19 (see The Source, 5/20/16); the Senate approved…

  • House Passes Bill to Extend TANF Program

    June 24, 2016

    On June 21, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 5170, the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act. The Ways and Means Committee approved the legislation on May 11. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Todd Young (R-IN), would extend the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program through FY2017. Among other provisions, the…

  • House Committee holds Hearing on Homeless Female Veterans

    June 24, 2016

    On June 23, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing on several bills, including H.R. 5407, the Homeless Veterans with Children Reintegration Act. The legislation, sponsored by Ranking Member Corinne Brown (D-FL), would direct the secretary of the Department of Labor to prioritize the provision of services to homeless veterans with dependent children in…

  • Senate Clears Defense Authorization Legislation

    June 17, 2016

    On June 14, the Senate approved, 85-13, S. 2943, the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate Armed Services Committee passed an earlier version of the bill on May 12 (see The Source, 5/13/16). According to the committee report, the bill would provide $602.004 billion in discretionary budget authority for FY2017. This amount includes $523.946…

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Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: June 27-July 1, 2016

    June 27, 2016

    Floor Action: This week, the Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 2578, the FY2017 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies spending bill. The Senate also may consider the conference report for the FY2017 Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill (H.R. 2577), which also contains funding to combat the Zika virus. The House…

  • Weekly Highlights: June 20-27, 2016

    June 27, 2016

    Floor Action: Appropriations- On June 23, the House approved, 239-171, the conference report for H.R. 2577, which would fund the FY2017 Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill and efforts to combat the Zika virus. Family Support- On June 21, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 5170, the Social Impact Partnerships to…

  • Invitation: Fourth Annual STEM Fair and Reception

    June 21, 2016

    Women’s Policy, Inc. in cooperation with Reps. Kristi Noem and Doris Matsui Co-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and Reps. Susan Brooks and Lois Frankel Vice-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues invites you to the Fourth Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fair and Reception Thursday, July 7, 2016 5-7 p.m. 345 Cannon House…

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A record number of women serve in the 114th Congress -- 88 in the House (including four non-voting Delegates) and 20 in the Senate.