The Source

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 click here.

Floor Action: 

Appropriations– On January 30, the House passed, 250-166, H.R. 695, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2018, as amended.

Child Protection– On January 29, the House passed, 406-3, S. 534, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, as amended.

Violence Against Women– On January 30, the House passed, by unanimous consent, S. Res. 390, a resolution designating January 2018 as “National Stalking Awareness Month.”

Hearings:

Human Trafficking– On Tuesday, January 30, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing, “Following the Money: How Human Traffickers Exploit U.S. Financial Markets.”