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  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, January 15-19, 2018

    January 19, 2018

    Floor Action: Abortion—On January 19, the House passed, 241-183, H.R. 4712, the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act. Family Support—On January 17, the House passed, 412-5, H.R. 4258, the Family Self-Sufficiency Act, which would help eligible families achieve economic independence. International—On January 17, the House passed H.R. 3445, the African Growth and Opportunity Act and Millennium Challenge…

  • Bills Introduced

    January 19, 2018

    Abortion S.2311—Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)(1/16/18)—A bill to protect pain-capable unborn children. H.R.4844—Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)/Energy and Commerce (1/19/18)—A bill to ensure that women seeking an abortion receive an ultrasound and the opportunity to review the ultrasound before giving informed consent. H.R. 4849—Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)/Energy and Commerce (1/19/18)—A bill to require states to report information…

  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, January 8-12, 2018

    January 12, 2018

    Mark-Ups: Child Protection—On January 11, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved, by voice vote, S. 2152, the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2017, as amended.

  • Bills Introduced

    January 12, 2018

    Human Trafficking S. 2305—Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (1/11/18)—A bill to require a study and report on the housing and service needs of victims of trafficking and individuals at risk for trafficking. Tax Policy H.R. 4748—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Ways and Means (1/9/18)—A bill to deny a deduction for severance payments made in…

  • Tina Smith Sworn Into Senate

    January 5, 2018

    On January 2, Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) was sworn in to replace former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who resigned in December 2017. Her swearing-in increases the number of women serving in the Senate to 22 and in the 115th Congress to 111. Eighty-nine women currently serve in the House of Representatives, including Delegates from American…

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RT @nina_anand: Loved meeting this year’s incredible @WCPInst fellows and talking to them about the importance of #networking! Excited to s…
January 18, 2018

Happy #birthday to Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)! @RepKayGranger
January 18, 2018

Happy #birthday to Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)! @RepDianeBlack
January 16, 2018

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