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February 16, 2018

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

Budget— On February 12, President Trump submitted to Congress his budget proposal for FY2019. To view the budget proposal, click here. Floor Action:         STEM— On February 13, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 3397, the Building Blocks of STEM Act. Mark-Ups:  Miscellaneous— On February 14, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed,...

Budget · International · Military · Miscellaneous · STEM · Violence Against Women

February 16, 2018

Bills Introduced

Education S. 2431—Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/15/18) —A bill to ensure that certain incidents involving a covered employee that are reported to the Title IX coordinator at an eligible institution of higher education have been reviewed by the president of the institution and not less than one additional member of the...

Bills Introduced

February 9, 2018

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

Floor Action:  Appropriations—On February 9, Congress passed H.R. 1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, as amended. The Senate approved, 71-28, the bill, which funds the federal government through March 23; the House passed, 240-186, the measure. The president signed the bill into law on February 9, thus avoiding a partial government shutdown.  Employment—On February 6, the House passed, by...

Appropriations · Employment · Health · Human Trafficking · International · Miscellaneous

February 9, 2018

Bills Introduced

Child Protection H.R. 4963—Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA)/Judiciary (2/7/18)—A bill to provide for assistance for victims of child pornography, and for other purposes. S. Res. 396—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Rules and Administration (2/7/18)—A resolution to establish a special committee of the Senate to address sexual abuse within United States Olympic Gymnastics. Employment H.R. 4924—Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS)/House...

Bills Introduced

February 2, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, January 29-February 2, 2018

On January 30, President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. For the full transcript of the president’s remarks, please click here. Rep. Joe Kennedy, III (D-MA) delivered the Democrats’ response to the State of the Union address. For the full transcript of Rep. Kennedy’s remarks, please...

Appropriations · Child Protection · Violence Against Women

February 2, 2018

Bills Introduced

Health H.R. 4897—Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)/Energy and Commerce (1/30/18)—A bill to require a study on women and lung cancer, and for other purposes. S.2358—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (1/30/18)—A bill to require a study on women and lung cancer, and for other purposes. S.Res. 722—Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)/Oversight and Government Reform (2/2/18)—A...

Bills Introduced

January 26, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, January 22-26, 2018

Floor Action: Appropriations—This week, Congress passed H.R. 195, providing continuing appropriations for FY2018 through February 8. President Trump signed the bill into law on January 22. Child Protection—On January 23, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S. 2152, the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victims Assistance Act.

Appropriations · Child Protection

January 26, 2018

Bills Introduced

Crime S.2345—Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)/Judiciary (1/25/18)—A bill to provide additional resources to address DNA analysis backlogs. Health S. Res. 383—Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)/Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (1/25/18)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of a “Women’s Health Research Day.” International S. Res. 376—Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)/Foreign Relations (1/23/18)—A resolution urging the governments of...

Bills Introduced

January 19, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, January 15-19, 2018

Floor Action: Abortion—On January 19, the House passed, 241-183, H.R. 4712, the Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act. Family Support—On January 17, the House passed, 412-5, H.R. 4258, the Family Self-Sufficiency Act, which would help eligible families achieve economic independence. International—On January 17, the House passed H.R. 3445, the African Growth and Opportunity Act and Millennium Challenge...

Abortion · Family Support · International

January 19, 2018

Bills Introduced

Abortion S.2311—Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)(1/16/18)—A bill to protect pain-capable unborn children. H.R.4844—Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)/Energy and Commerce (1/19/18)—A bill to ensure that women seeking an abortion receive an ultrasound and the opportunity to review the ultrasound before giving informed consent. H.R. 4849—Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)/Energy and Commerce (1/19/18)—A bill to require states to report information...

Bills Introduced
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