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  • PROTECT Act Clears Senate

    June 16, 2017

    On June 15, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. 782, the Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to (PROTECT) Our Children Act. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the measure on June 8 (see The Source, 6/9/17).

  • House Passes Bill to Promote a 21st Century Workforce

    June 16, 2017

    On June 12, the House approved, by unanimous consent, H.R. 338, a bill to promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce, sponsored by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL). Among other provisions, the measure would provide resources to minority-serving institutions in order to increase the number of women and minorities trained to enter the energy and…

  • House Committee Approves Military Construction-Veterans Spending Bill

    June 16, 2017

    On June 15, the House Appropriations Committee approved, by voice vote, the FY2018 Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). The Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee approved the legislation on June 12. According to the committee report, the bill would allocate $88.8 billion in discretionary funding for FY2018, $6…

  • House Approves the End Tropical Diseases Act

    June 16, 2017

    On June 14, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations approved, by voice vote, H.R. 1415, the End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act, sponsored by Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ). Among other provisions, the legislation would encourage the United States Agency for International Development to provide drug treatment packages…

  • House Subcommittee Examines Famine in Africa

    June 16, 2017

    On June 15, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing, “Africa’s Current and Potential Famines.” The hearing focused on the need for food assistance to combat famine, as well as solutions to conflicts that lead to widespread famine. Roger Thurow, senior fellow, Global Food…

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Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: June 19-23, 2017

    June 19, 2017

    Floor Action: International – On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 2484, the Women, Peace, and Security Act. Employment – On Friday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 2842, the Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act. Mark-Ups: Human Trafficking – On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up several bills, including…

  • Weekly Highlights: June 12-16, 2017

    June 19, 2017

    Floor Action: Child Protection- On June 15, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. 782, the Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to (PROTECT) Our Children Act. Employment- On June 12, the House approved, by voice vote, H.R. 338, a bill to promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce. Mark-Ups: Appropriations-…

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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).