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.
House Passes Maternity Care Act
On January 10, the House passed H.R. 315, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act.
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.
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.
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.
The House is in recess this week for the Inauguration. The Senate remains in session.