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July 20, 2018

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

Floor Action Appropriations— On July 19, the House passed, 217-199, H.R. 6147, a “minibus” bill containing the FY2019 Financial Services and General Government spending bill. The House Appropriations Committee approved the Financial Services spending bill on June 13 (see The Source, 6/15/18). International— On July 17, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 5480, the...

Abortion · Appropriations · Crime · Domestic Violence · Employment · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · International · Small Business/Entrepreneurship · Violence Against Women

July 20, 2018

Bills Introduced

Employment H.R. 6406—Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)/Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means; Financial Services; House Administration; Oversight and Government Reform; Judiciary (7/17/18)—A bill to deter, prevent, reduce, and respond to harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and harassment based on protected categories; and to modify the tax treatment of amounts related to...

Bills Introduced

July 13, 2018

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

Floor Action Family Support— On July 10, the House passed, 368-19, H.R. 5793, the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act. The measure would encourage families receiving housing choice vouchers to move to lower-poverty areas and expand access to areas with high opportunity. International— On July 10, the House passed, by voice vote, H.R. 2259, the...

Appropriations · Children · Education · Employment · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · Family Support · Health · Violence Against Women

July 13, 2018

Bills Introduced

Health H.R. 6315—Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (7/6/18)—A bill to provide women with increased access to preventive and life-saving cancer screening. Immigration H.Res. 987—Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)/Judiciary (7/11/18)—A resolution condemning the attorney general’s decision in “Matter of A-B-” seeking to declare domestic violence and gang violence as invalid grounds for seeking asylum. STEM H.Res....

Bills Introduced

June 29, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, June 25-29, 2018

Floor Action: Appropriations— On June 25, the Senate approved, 86-5, H.R. 5895, a “minibus” bill containing the FY2019 Legislative Branch; Military Construction, Veterans’ Affairs and Related Agencies; and Energy and Water spending bills, as amended. The House approved its version of H.R. 5895 on June 8 (see The Source, 6/8/18). The Senate Appropriations Committee passed...

Appropriations · Children · Education · Employment · Family Planning/Reproductive Health · Family Support · Health · Human Trafficking · Military · Miscellaneous · STEM

June 29, 2018

Bills Introduced

Child Protection S. 3170—Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)/Judiciary (6/28/18)—A bill to make certain changes to the reporting requirement of certain service providers regarding child sexual exploitation visual depictions, and for other purposes. Employment H.R. 6275—Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA)/Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration (6/28/18)—A bill to provide that the 12 weeks of parental leave made available...

Bills Introduced

June 22, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, June 18-22, 2018

Floor Action: Family Support— On June 21, the House approved, 213-211, H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill.  The bill would reauthorize several nutritional assistance programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Emergency Food Assistance Program, and Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program. Among...

Abortion · Appropriations · Domestic Violence · Education · Employment · Family Support · Health · International · Military · Sexual Harassment · Small Business/Entrepreneurship · Violence Against Women

June 22, 2018

Bills Introduced

Education S. 3110—Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (6/21/18)—A bill to support educational entities in fully implementing Title IX and reducing and preventing sex discrimination in all areas of education. H.R. 6184—Rep. Doris Mastui (D-CA)/Education and the Workforce (6/21/18)—A bill to support educational entities in fully implementing Title IX and reducing and preventing...

Bills Introduced

June 15, 2018

The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, June 11-15, 2018

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...

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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
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