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  • Bills Introduced

    October 13, 2017

    Education H.R. 4030—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Education and the Workforce (10/12/17)—A bill to codify into law the “Revised Sexual Harassment Guidance: Harassment of Students by School Employees, Other Students, or Third Parties,” issued January 19, 2001, by the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, as in effect on January 1, 2017; the Dear…

  • House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Africa Budget

    October 13, 2017

    On October 11, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing, “The State Department and USAID [United States Agency for International Development] FY2018 Africa Budget.” Approximately 80 percent of the administration’s FY2018 $5.2 billion budget request for Africa would be allocated toward global health programs…

  • House Small Business Subcommittee Considers Women’s Entrepreneurship

    October 13, 2017

    On October 12, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology held a hearing, “Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurial Success.” In addition to highlighting the entrepreneurial achievements of women, the hearing considered challenges faced by female entrepreneurs, such as access to capital and technical resources. During the hearing, the witnesses explained that in 2016, 11.3 million…

  • House Approves Bill to Protect Girls’ Access to Education

    October 6, 2017

    On October 3, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 2408, the Protecting Girls’ Access to Education Act, sponsored by Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH). Among other provisions, the bill would “prioritize and advance ongoing efforts to support programs that help increase the access of displaced children, especially girls, to education, economic, and entrepreneurial opportunities.” The…

  • House Passes Bill to Protect Children from Online Threats

    October 6, 2017

    On October 3, the House approved, 417-3, S. 782, the Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to Our Children Act of 2017, as amended. Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the measure would assist law enforcement in combatting the online exploitation of children. In addition, the bill would extend the authorization of…

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Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: October 16-20, 2017

    October 16, 2017

    The House is in recess until October 23. Floor Action: Budget- This week, the Senate is scheduled to consider S. Con. Res. 25, the FY2018 budget resolution.

  • Weekly Highlights: October 9-13, 2017

    October 16, 2017

    Hearings: International- On October 11, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing, “The State Department and USAID FY2018 Africa Budget.” Small Business- On October 12, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology held a hearing, “Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurial Success.”

  • Save the Date! WCPI Congressional Gala – February 28, 2018

    September 13, 2017

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Did You Know?

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