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  • Women in Senate, House Elected to Leadership

    November 14, 2014

    This week, several women were elected to party leadership positions for the 114th Congress. Senate Leadership Elections Senate Democrats re-elected Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) as secretary of the Democratic Conference. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) won reelection to the position of vice chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC). Democratic senators elected Sen. Amy…

  • Alma Adams becomes 103th Woman to Serve in Congress

    November 14, 2014

    On November 12, Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) was sworn in, becoming the 103th woman to serve in the 113th Congress. The number includes the three delegates from the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. Rep. Adams won a special election on November 4 to fill the seat vacated by Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC),…

  • Senate Committee Approves Women’s History Museum Bill

    November 14, 2014

    On November 13, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved, by unanimous consent, the National Women’s History Museum Commission Act (S. 398). The House approved its version of the bill (H.R. 863) on May 7 (see The Source, 5/9/14). As amended, the legislation would establish a commission to study the creation and maintenance of…

  • House Committee Approves Bill to Recognize Service of Women Veterans

    November 14, 2014

    On November 13, the House Judiciary Committee approved, by voice vote, a bill (H.R. 5441) to amend the federal charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States to reflect the service of women in the armed forces of the United States. Specifically, the measure would replace references to “men” and “widows”…

  • Bills Introduced

    November 14, 2014

    International H. Res. 750—-Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)/Foreign Affairs (11/12/14)—A resolution congratulating and honoring Malala Yousafzai, recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Miscellaneous H.R. 5687—-Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA)/Oversight and Government Reform (11/12/14)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 East Market Street in Long Beach, California, as the…

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Happy #birthday to Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)! @SenLandrieu
November 23, 2014


@MiaBLove (R-UT) is the first Haitian American and first black Republican woman elected to Congress #funfactfriday
November 21, 2014


Happy #birthday to Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)! @YvetteClarke
November 21, 2014


Latest News & Events

  • Congressional Schedule: November 17-21, 2014

    November 17, 2014

    Floor Action: This week, the House is scheduled to consider a bill to amend the federal charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to reflect the service of women (H.R. 5441), and the Girls Count Act (H.R. 3398). The Senate is scheduled to consider the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act (S. 1086)….

  • Weekly Highlights: November 10-14, 2014

    November 17, 2014

    Floor Action: This week, Senate Republicans and Democrats elected their respective party leadership for the 114th Congress. In addition, House Republicans elected their party leadership for the upcoming Congress. Mark-Ups: Veterans- On November 13, the House Judiciary Committee approved, by voice vote, a bill (H.R. 5441) to amend the federal charter of the Veterans of…

  • 2014 Election Wrap-Up

    November 5, 2014

    Women’s Policy, Inc. is pleased to provide its analysis of the 2014 congressional elections: 2014 Election Wrap-Up. It will be updated as new election results become available.

  • Save the Date! Women’s Policy, Inc. Congressional Dinner

    October 2, 2014

    Save the Evening! Women’s Policy, Inc. Congressional Dinner Wednesday, March 4, 2015   Union Station 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC   Invitations will be mailed in January 2015.   For more information, please contact us at 202-554-2323.    

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Did You Know?

Reps. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) lead the Women's Caucus during the 113th Congress.