The Past Week In Women's Issues in Congress
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In This Issue:
Resolution to Continue Government Funding Passes Congress
On December 1, the House passed a resolution (H. J. Res. 101) to extend funding for federal agencies and programs at the current FY2010 levels through December 18. The Senate approved the bill on December 2.
House Passes Child Nutrition Bill, Sends Bill to President
On December 2, the House passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S. 3307).
Bill to Prevent Child Marriage Passes Senate
On December 1, the Senate approved the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act (S. 987).
Senate Passes Family Violence Bill
On December 3, the Senate passed S. 3817, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).
Bill of Rights for Women Veterans Passes House
On November 30, the House passed H.R. 5359, a bill to direct the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to display in each VA facility a Women Veterans Bill of Rights.
Senate Panel Considers Gynecological Cancer Bill
On December 1, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee approved the Gynecological Cancer Education and Awareness Act (H.R. 2941) and the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment
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- Liz Shuler, AFL-CIO's Secretary-Treasurer: Women and Work
- Presidential Proclamation -- Women's Equality Day, 2016
- States Attack the Pay Gap Between Women and Men; Latinas Earn 54% of What White Men Earn.
- Congressional Bills Introduced: Abortion, Encouraging STEM Education, Affordable Birth Control and Child Care Credits
- Culture Watch Book Reviews — Against All Odds: Resisting Oppressive Cultures, Political Violence and Natural Catastrophe
- Attempts to Curtail Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Look At the 2015 Record In States
- Culture Watch Reviews: Teaching Girls About Women’s Political Gains Crucial For Progress
- "An Invitation to an Expensive Court Battle": Making Your Own Reproductive Health Care Decisions
- Divorce and Women’s Risk of Health Insurance Loss: Will the Affordable Care Act (ACA) correct these deficiencies?
- A Challenge to Reproductive Decisions Made by Politicians