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April 13, 2018

Cindy Hyde-Smith Sworn into Senate

On April 9, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) was sworn in to replace former Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), who resigned last month. Her appointment increases the number of women Senators to 23 and the total number of women serving in the 115th Congress to 112. Eighty-nine women currently serve in the House of Representatives, including Delegates...

April 13, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, April 9-13, 2018

Floor Action Child Protection— On April 10, the House passed, 409-2, H.R. 4203, the Combat Online Predators Act. Human Trafficking— On April 10, the House passed, 408-2, H.R. 2219, the End Banking for Human Traffickers Act. International— On April 9, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, H.R. 3445, the African Growth and Opportunity and Millennium Challenge Act...

Child Protection · Employment · Health · Human Trafficking · International · Small Business/Entrepreneurship

April 13, 2018

Bills Introduced

Education H.R. 5416—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means (3/29/18)—A bill to establish a student loan forgiveness program for women who are small business owners. Employment H. Con. Res. 117—Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)/Oversight and Government Reform (4/10/18)—A concurrent resolution recognizing the significance of Equal Pay Day to illustrate the disparity between wages...

Bills Introduced

March 23, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, March 19-23, 2018

Floor Action: Appropriations—On March 23, Congress passed H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, clearing the measure for the president’s signature and avoiding a shutdown of the federal government. The current continuing resolution (P.L. 115-124) expired on March 23. The $1.3 trillion spending bill includes, among other provisions, the provisions of the Targeted Awards...

Appropriations · Human Trafficking · International · Miscellaneous · Violence Against Women

March 23, 2018

Bills Introduced

Family Support S.2574—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Banking, Housing, Urban Affairs (3/20/18)— A bill to provide rental assistance to low-income tenants of certain multi-family rural housing projects, and for other purposes. H.R. 5352—Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH)/Financial Services (3/20/18)— A bill to provide rental assistance to low-income tenants of certain multi-family rural housing projects, and for other purposes....

Bills Introduced

March 16, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, March 12-16, 2018

Floor Action:  International— On March 13, Senate passed, by voice vote, S. 2286, the Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act. Among other provisions, the bill would address sexual assault of Peace Corps volunteers while abroad.  Miscellaneous— On March 14, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 436, recognizing the 106th birthday of the Girl Scouts and affirming the importance of leadership...

Family Support · International · Miscellaneous

March 16, 2018

Bills Introduced

Child Protection  S. Res. 431—Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)/Foreign Relations (3/12/18)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of “International Parental Child Abduction Month” and expressing the sense of the Senate that Congress should raise awareness of the harm caused by international parental child abduction. H.R. 5252—Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)/Judiciary (3/13/18)—A bill to authorize a grant to protect...

Bills Introduced

March 9, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, March 5-9, 2018

Floor Action: Miscellaneous— On March 7, the Senate passed, by voice vote, S. 2040, a bill to designate a facility of the United States Postal Service as the “Amelia Earhart Post Office Building,” and H.R. 2254, a bill to designate a facility of the United States Postal Service as the “Janet Capello Post Office Building.”...

Education · Military · Miscellaneous

March 9, 2018

Bills Introduced

Employment H.R. 5194—Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)/Education and the Workforce (3/7/18)—A bill to provide protections against pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, and for other purposes. H.R. 5195—Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)/Foreign Affairs; Armed Services; Intelligence; Homeland Security; Agriculture; Financial Services (3/7/18)—A bill to improve diversity and inclusion in the workforce of national security agencies, and for other...

Bills Introduced

March 2, 2018

Bills Introduced

Education H.R. 5096—Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)/Education and the Workforce (2/26/18)—A bill to establish a grant program to assist states to establish or expand universal prekindergarten in public schools and public charter schools. Health R. Res. 752—Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)/Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce (2/27/18)—A resolution recognizing the rise of cardiovascular disease as the world’s...

Bills Introduced
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