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May 11, 2018

Bills Introduced

Employment S. 2829—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (5/10/18)— A bill to require Federal Reserve banks to interview at least one individual reflective of racial or gender diversity when appointing Federal Reserve bank presidents, and for other purposes. Family Support H.R. 5738—Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA)/Ways and Means; Agriculture; Energy and Commerce; and Education...

Bills Introduced

April 27, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, April 23-27, 2018

Floor Action: Miscellaneous—On April 24, the House passed, by unanimous consent, H. Res. 838, a resolution honoring the life of Barbara Bush. The Senate passed, by unanimous consent, its version of the resolution, S. Res. 485, on April 25. Violence Against Women—On April 25, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 401, a resolution...

Appropriations · Health · Human Trafficking · Military · Violence Against Women

April 27, 2018

Bills Introduced

Health H.R. 5646—Rep. John Curtis (R-UT)/Energy and Commerce (4/27/18)—A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to submit to Congress a report on opioids prescribing practices for pregnant women. H. Res. 864—Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (4/27/18)—A resolution recognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and expressing support for the designation...

Bills Introduced

April 20, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, April 16-20, 2018

Floor Action: International—  On April 18, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 426, a resolution supporting the goals of International Women’s Day. Miscellaneous— On April 17, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 472, designating April 5, 2018, as “Gold Star Wives Day.” On April 18, the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, S....

Child Protection · Family Support · International · Miscellaneous · STEM · Veterans

April 20, 2018

Bills Introduced

Employment  H.R. 5565—Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI)/Oversight and Government Reform (4/18/18)—A bill to require a study of federal agencies to determine which federal agencies have the greatest impact on women’s participation in the workforce. Family Support  S. 2723—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (4/19/18)—A bill to require that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for children be...

Bills Introduced

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
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