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  • President Submits FY2018 Budget to Congress

    May 26, 2017

    On May 23, President Trump submitted to Congress his first budget proposal. The document is more detailed than the budget outline the administration submitted on March 16 (see The Source, 3/17/17). It provides funding recommendations for specific programs and details priorities for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on October 1. The budget provides $4.1…

  • House Advances Child Protection Bills

    May 26, 2017

    This week, the House approved several bills to protect children from abuse and exploitation: H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act; H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children’s Safety Act; H.R. 1188, the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act; H.R. 883, the Targeting Child Predators Act; H.R. 695, the Child Protection Improvements Act; H.R. 1809, the Juvenile Justice Reform…

  • House Passes Human Trafficking Legislation

    May 26, 2017

    This week, the House approved H.R. 1625, the Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking (TARGET) Act, and H.R. 2473, the Enforce Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. The House approved H.R. 1625, sponsored by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), by voice vote; the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the measure on May 3…

  • PRIVATE Act Clears House

    May 26, 2017

    On May 24, the House passed, 418-0, H.R. 2052, the Protecting the Rights of Individuals Against Technological Exploitation (PRIVATE) Act, sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ). The bill would amend the Uniform Code of Military Justice to prohibit the wrongful broadcast or distribution of “intimate visual images” of another person who reasonably expected such images…

  • Women, Peace, and Security Bills Pass House, Senate Committees

    May 26, 2017

    On May 25, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved the Women, Peace, and Security Act, S. 1141 and H.R. 2484, respectively. The bills, sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), find that although women are underrepresented in conflict prevention and resolution and peace-building, they have…

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  • Weekly Highlights: May 22-26, 2017

    May 26, 2017

    Floor Action: Budget- On Tuesday, President Trump submitted to Congress his FY2018 budget request. Child Protection- This week, the House approved several bills to protect children from abuse and exploitation: H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act; H.R. 1842, the Strengthening Children’s Safety Act; H.R. 1188, the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act; H.R. 883, the Targeting…

  • FY2018 Budget Summary Now Available!

    May 25, 2017

    A summary of the president’s FY2018 Budget is available on our website! Visit our Other Publications page for more information.

  • There’s still time to apply for the 2018 WCPI Congressional Fellowship Program!

    May 25, 2017

    The application materials for the Congressional Fellowships on Women and Public Policy are available on our website! Visit our Fellowship page for more details about the program and to download the application. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2017!

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Reps. Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) and Lois Frankel (D-FL) lead the Women's Caucus in the 115th Congress.