The Source

The Source on Women's Issues in Congress

Search by Topic:

Search by Publication Date:

Search by Keyword:

June 15, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, June 11-15

Floor Action: Child Protection— On June 13, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 4655, the Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots (CREEPER) Act. The bill would prohibit the importation or interstate transportation of child sex dolls. Veterans— On June 13, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 4635, a bill to direct the secretary...

Abortion · Appropriations · Child Care · Child Protection · Children · Crime · Employment · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · Family Support · Global Health · Health · Miscellaneous · Sexual Harassment · Small Business/Entrepreneurship · Veterans · Violence Against Women

June 15, 2018

Bills Introduced

Child Protection H.R. 6115—Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)/Education and the Workforce (6/14/18)—A bill to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to include an act of unregulated custody transfer in the definition of child abuse and neglect, and for other purposes. Employment S. 3077—Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/14/18)—A bill to provide...

Bills Introduced

June 8, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, June 4-8

Floor Action: Appropriations— On June 8, the House passed, 235 -179,  H.R. 5895, a “minibus” bill containing the FY2019 Legislative Branch; Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs, and Related Agencies; and Energy and Water spending bills. The House Appropriations Committee approved separately the Legislative Branch (H.R. 5894) and the Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs spending bills (H.R. 5786)...

Appropriations · Child Protection · Children · Domestic Violence · Family Support · Human Trafficking · Military · Sexual Harassment · Veterans · Violence Against Women

June 8, 2018

Bills Introduced

Employment S. 2994—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/5/18)—A bill to deter, prevent, reduce, and respond to harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and harassment based on protected categories. Family Support S. 3039—Sen. Todd Young (R-IN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/7/18)—A bill to provide funding for the development of a...

Bills Introduced

May 25, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, May 21-25, 2018

Floor Action: Employment— On May 24, the Senate passed, by voice vote, S. 2952, the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act. The bill contains provisions to address sexual harassment in the congressional workplace. Military— On May 24, the House approved, 351-66, H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act. The House Armed Services Committee passed...

Appropriations · Child Protection · Employment · Health · International · Military · Veterans

May 25, 2018

Bills Introduced

Child Protection H.R. 5890—Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA)/Education and the Workforce (5/21/18)—A bill to require the secretary of Health and Human Services to provide assistance to states in complying with, and implementing, certain provisions of section 106 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act in order to promote better protections for young children and family-centered...

Bills Introduced

May 18, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, May 14-18, 2018

Floor Action: Crime— On May 15, the House passed, 377-1, H.R. 4854, the Justice Served Act of 2018. The bill would provide additional resources to eliminate the DNA analysis backlog. Veterans— On May 16, the House passed, 347-70, S. 2372, the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act, as amended. The...

Appropriations · Crime · Veterans · Violence Against Women

May 18, 2018

Bills Introduced

Employment S. 2872—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Read for the first time (5/17/18)—A bill to amend the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 to reform the procedures provided under such Act of the initiation, investigation, and resolution of claims alleging that employing offices of the legislative branch have violated the rights and protections provided to their employees under...

Bills Introduced

May 11, 2018

Debbie Lesko Joins the 115th Congress

On May 7, Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) was sworn in to replace Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), who resigned in December 2017. Rep. Lesko’s election keeps the number of women serving in the House of Representatives during the 115th Congress at 89; Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) passed away on March 16. To date, there are 112 women...

Miscellaneous

May 11, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, May 7-11, 2018

Floor Action: Small Business/Entrepreneurship— On May 8, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 1680, the Women’s Business Centers Improvements Act, and H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act, as amended.  Mark-Ups: Appropriations— On May 8, the House Appropriations Committee approved, 47-0, the FY2019 Legislative Branch spending bill (as-yet-unnumbered). On April 26, the...

Appropriations · Family Support · International · Military · Small Business/Entrepreneurship · Veterans · Violence Against Women
Next Page »