The Source

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, by voice vote, S. 2040, a bill to designate the Amelia Earhart Post Office Building. 

Violence Against Women— On February 14, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed, by voice vote, S. 2349, the Improve Data on Sexual Violence Act.

On February 14, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee passed S. 1953, the Tribal Law and Order Reauthorization and Amendments Act, as amended.

Hearings: 

International— On February 14, the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing, “Modernizing Food Aid: Improving Effectiveness and Saving Lives.”

Military— On February 14, the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel held a hearing, “Military and Civilian Personnel Programs and Military Family Readiness.”

STEM— On February 15, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee held a hearing, “Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships for STEM Education and Careers.”

Violence Against Women— On February 12, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a listening session, “Addressing Gaps in Protections and Services for Native Women.”