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  • 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…

  • House Passes Human Trafficking Bills

    December 21, 2017

    On December 19, the House approved, 418-1, S. 1536, the Combatting Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act. The House passed S. 1532, the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act by a vote of 393-0 on December 21. Final passage in the House sends the bills to the president for his signature. The Senate approved…

  • SAFER Act Sent to President

    December 21, 2017

    On December 21, the House passed, by voice vote, S. 1766, the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act, sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). The Senate approved the measure on October 23 (see The Source, 10/27/17). The House vote clears the bill for the president’s signature.

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