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  • Child Support Bill Clears House Committee

    July 31, 2015

    On July 28, the House Financial Services Committee approved, 56-2, the Child Support Assistance Act (H.R. 2091). The subcommittee held a hearing on the bill on June 11 (see The Source, 6/5/15). The bill, sponsored by Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME), would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act (P.L. 104-208) to authorize consumer reporting agencies to…

  • Child Health Bills Approved by House Committee

    July 31, 2015

    On July 28, the Energy and Commerce Committee passed, by voice vote, H.R. 1344, the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act, and H.R. 1462, the Protecting Our Infants Act. The Health Subcommittee approved the bills on July 23 (see The Source, 7/24/15).

  • Campus Sexual Assault Focus of Senate Hearing

    July 31, 2015

    On July 29, the Senate Health, Labor, Education, and Pensions Committee held a hearing, “Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Combating Campus Sexual Assault.” The hearing focused specifically on the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) (S. 590). The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), said the legislation provides significant support for sexual assault survivors and…

  • Women Under ISIS Rule Examined by House Committee

    July 31, 2015

    On July 29, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing, “Women Under ISIS Rule: Brutality to Recruitment.” Sasha Havlicek, founding CEO, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, explained that women should not be seen as victims but perpetrators of extremism: “The growing numbers of ISIS women are proving to be as much agents of that fundamentalist…

  • House Committee Examines Sexual Harassment Claims at EPA

    July 31, 2015

    On July 29, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on mismanagement at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Specifically, the hearing focused on testimony from current EPA employees about cases of alleged retaliation against employees who manage sexual misconduct allegations and what actions have been taken to address the sexual misconduct issues…

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  • Congressional Schedule: August 3-7, 2015

    August 3, 2015

    Floor Action: Abortion- On Monday, the Senate is scheduled to consider S. 1881, a bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The House is in recess until September 8. Mark-Ups: Health- On Thursday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will mark up S. 799, the Protecting Our Infants Act….

  • Weekly Highlights: July 27-31, 2015

    August 3, 2015

    Floor Action: Veterans- On July 27, the House passed, by voice vote, the Ruth Moore Act (H.R. 1607). Small Business- On July 28, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 225, a resolution honoring the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) on its 40th anniversary. Mark-Ups: Health- On July 29, the Senate Homeland…

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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).