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  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, July 9-13

    July 13, 2018

    Floor Action Family Support— On July 10, the House passed, 368-19, H.R. 5793, the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act. The measure would encourage families receiving housing choice vouchers to move to lower-poverty areas and expand access to areas with high opportunity. International— On July 10, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 2259, the…

  • Bills Introduced

    July 13, 2018

    Health H.R. 6315—Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (7/6/18)—A bill to provide women with increased access to preventive and life-saving cancer screening. Immigration H.Res. 987—Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)/Judiciary (7/11/18)—A resolution condemning the attorney general’s decision in “Matter of A-B-” seeking to declare domestic violence and gang violence as invalid grounds for seeking asylum. STEM H.Res….

  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, June 25-29

    June 29, 2018

    Floor Action: Appropriations— On June 25, the Senate approved, 86-5, H.R. 5895, a “minibus” bill containing the FY2019 Legislative Branch; Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs and Related Agencies; and Energy and Water spending bills, as amended. The House approved its version of H.R. 5895 on June 8 (see The Source, 6/8/18). The Senate Appropriations Committee passed…

  • Bills Introduced

    June 29, 2018

    Child Protection S. 3170—Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)/Judiciary (6/28/18)—A bill to make certain changes to the reporting requirement of certain service providers regarding child sexual exploitation visual depictions, and for other purposes. Employment H.R. 6275—Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA)/Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration (6/28/18)—A bill to provide that the 12 weeks of parental leave made available…

  • The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, June 18-22

    June 22, 2018

    Floor Action: Family Support— On June 21, the House approved, 213-211, H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill.  The bill would reauthorize several nutritional assistance programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Emergency Food Assistance Program, and Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program. Among…

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July 17, 2018


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Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: July 16-20, 2018

    July 16, 2018

    Floor Action: Appropriations— This week, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 6147, a “minibus” bill that contains the FY2019 Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, and Financial Services and General Government spending bills. Small Business/Entrepreneurship— On Tuesday, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 5480, the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act. Violence…

  • Communications Associate Position Open

    July 11, 2018

    Nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy organization that works closely with women policymakers is seeking a skilled and creative team player to help implement the organization’s communications strategic plan and provide communications and programmatic support. Excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, ability to take initiative, and a commitment to the organization’s mission are essential….

  • WCPI STEAM Fair and Reception

    July 9, 2018

    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 invites you to the  Sixth Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Fair and Reception  Tuesday, July 17, 2018 5-7 p.m….

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Did You Know?

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).