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  • Senate Approves Human Trafficking Bills

    September 15, 2017

    This week, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, several human trafficking bills: S. 1311, the Abolishing Human Trafficking Act, sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), S. 1312, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), S. 1532, the No Human Trafficking on our Roads Act, sponsored by Sen. John Thune (R-SD), and…

  • House Approves Omnibus Spending Bill

    September 15, 2017

    On September 14, the House passed, 211-198, H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act. The bill would provide $1.2 trillion for FY2018, including $510 billion for non-defense and $621 billion for defense discretionary spending. The legislation would consolidate all 12 spending bills, four of which the House previously passed (see The Source,…

  • House Committee Approves Bill to Reauthorize Home Visiting Program

    September 15, 2017

    On September 13, the House Ways and Means Committee approved, 22-15, H.R. 2824, the Increasing Opportunity through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act, as amended, sponsored by Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE). Among other provisions, the bill would extend the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) and would focus on research and evaluation activities to…

  • Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Farm Bill Nutrition Programs

    September 15, 2017

    On September 13, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing, “Nutrition Programs: Perspectives for the 2018 Farm Bill.” The hearing focused on amending the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as part of the upcoming reauthorization of the 2018 Farm Bill. The current legislation (P.L. 113-79) is set to expire on September…

  • Bills Introduced

    September 15, 2017

    Child Care  S. 1806—Sen. Patty Murphy (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (9/14/17) —A bill to promote child care and early learning, and for other purposes. H.R. 3773—Rep. Robert Scott (D-VA)/Education and the Workforce (9/14/17)—A bill to promote child care and early learning, and for other purposes. Family Support H.R. 3759—Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS)/Education and the…

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Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: September 18-22, 2017

    September 18, 2017

    The House is in recess until September 25. Floor Action: Military – The Senate is scheduled to consider H.R. 2810, the National Defense Reauthorization Act. Hearings: Human Trafficking – The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on S. 1693, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017.

  • Weekly Highlights: September 11-15, 2017

    September 18, 2017

    Floor Action: Human Trafficking- This week, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, several human trafficking bills: S. 1311, the Abolishing Human Trafficking Act, S. 1312, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, S. 1532, the No Human Trafficking on our Roads Act, and S. 1536, the Combatting Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act. Appropriations- On September 14,…

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

    September 13, 2017

  • Briefing Invitation – Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome

    September 11, 2017

    Women’s Congressional Policy Institute in cooperation with Representatives Susan Brooks and Lois Frankel Co-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues and Representatives Mimi Walters and Brenda Lawrence Vice-Chairs, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues invite you to a lunch briefing on: Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 2044 Rayburn House Office…

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Jeannette Rankin (R-MT) was the first woman elected to the House of Representatives (1917). Rebecca Latimer Felton (D-GA) was the first woman to serve in the Senate (1922).