The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, January 9-13, 2017

Updates from Women’s Policy, Inc. – January 9-13, 2017

Senate, House Approve FY2017 Budget Resolution

On January 11, the Senate approved S. Con. Res. 3, the FY2017 budget reconciliation package, which would set the budgetary levels through FY2026.

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House Passes Maternity Care Act

On January 10, the House passed H.R. 315, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act.

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Bill to Encourage Young Women, Girls in STEM Passes House

On January 10, the House passed H.R. 321, the Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act.

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House Approves Women in Entrepreneurship Act

On January 10, the House passed H.R. 255, a bill to authorize the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support entrepreneurial programs for women.

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Senate Subcommittee Continues Investigation into Online Sex Trafficking

On January 10, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing, ?Backpage.com?s Knowing Facilitation of Online Sex Trafficking.

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Bills Introduced
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This Week:

The House is in recess this week for the Inauguration. The Senate remains in session.