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USHB7608EngrossState, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2021 This bill provides FY2021 appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and relat...
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2020-07-30
To Senate Appropriations Committee
USHR1046IntroSupporting the designation of August 2020 as National Women's Suffrage Month.
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2020-07-29
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
USHB6142IntroBlack Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020 This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other agencies to address maternal health outcomes among minority populations. HHS must (1) establish task forces to address social det...
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2020-07-13
To House Subcommittee on Health
USSR648IntroA resolution designating August 2020 as "National Women's Suffrage Month". This resolution designates August 2020 as National Women's Suffrage Month. It honors the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which provided for women...
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2020-07-02
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4240; text: CR S4231-4232)
USHB6986IntroProtecting Human Rights During Pandemic Act
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2020-06-26
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
USHR1027IntroExpressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the wrongs and hardships of Black women are often equal to those experienced by Black men yet receive less attention and justice, and that any legislation passed in the House of Representative...
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2020-06-26
To House Judiciary Committee
USSR533IntroA resolution supporting the goals of International Women's Day. This resolution expresses support for International Women's Day and recognition that women's empowerment is inextricably linked to generating economic growth and self-reliance, sustainab...
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2020-06-16
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S3019-3022; text: CR S3021-3022)
USSB3819IntroProtecting Human Rights During Pandemic Act
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2020-05-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSJR74IntroA joint resolution requesting the Secretary of the Interior to authorize a unique and 1-time arrangement for certain displays on Mount Rushmore National Memorial relating to the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution...
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2020-05-21
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHB6944IntroTo award a Congressional Gold Medal to Billie Jean King, in recognition of her contribution to the Nation and her courageous and groundbreaking leadership advancing equal rights for women and the LGBTQ community in athletics, education, and our socie...
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2020-05-19
To House Financial Services Committee
USSR565IntroA resolution recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States. This resolution celebrates the successes of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women...
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2020-05-07
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2329; text: CR S2327)
USSB3669IntroCOVID-19 International Response and Recovery Act of 2020
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2020-05-07
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR563IntroA resolution designating March 2020, as "National Women's History Month". This resolution designates March 2020 as National Women's History Month. The resolution also recognizes the celebration of such month as a time to reflect on the contributions ...
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2020-05-06
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2297; text: 05/07/2020 CR S2326)
USHB6626IntroGirls LEAD Act Girls' Leadership, Engagement, Agency, and Development Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to jointly report to Congress a strategy to strengthen the participa...
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2020-05-01
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
USHB266PassDepartment of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak by providing additional funding for small business loans, health care providers, and C...
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2020-04-24
Became Public Law No: 116-139. (TXT | PDF)
USHB5941IntroEqual Rights and Access for the Women of South Sudan Act This bill requires that activities carried out by the United States in South Sudan relating to governance, post-conflict reconstruction and development, police and military training, or refugee...
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2020-04-03
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
USHR894IntroExpressing the continued commitment of the House of Representatives to condemn and prevent the use of sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflict as a weapon of war and fully implement the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda. This resolution exp...
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2020-04-03
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
USSB3424IntroBlack Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020 This bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other agencies to address maternal health outcomes among minority populations. HHS must (1) establish task forces to address social det...
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2020-03-10
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USHB6174IntroYouth, Peace, and Security Act of 2020 This bill requires the Department of State to coordinate the development and implementation of a whole-of-government strategy to promote the inclusive and meaningful participation of youth in peace building and ...
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2020-03-10
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6117IntroWomen's Global Development and Prosperity Act of 2020 This bill provides statutory authority for the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative at the Department of State. The objectives of the initiative shall be to advance women in the wo...
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2020-03-05
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHB6094IntroSudan Democratic Transition, Accountability, and Fiscal Transparency Act of 2020
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2020-03-05
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USHR723IntroEncouraging all nations to end sexual violence against girls through in-country data-driven reforms as demonstrated by multiple African nations. This resolution recognizes sexual violence against girls as a serious global issue. The resolution encour...
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2020-03-04
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
USHR881IntroSupporting the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month. This resolution supports the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month and recognizes the women and organizations that continue to promote the teaching of women's history.
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2020-03-02
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHCR94IntroAuthorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to present the statue of Mary McLeod Bethune from the people of Florida for placement in National Statuary Hall. This concurrent resolution authorizes the use of the rotunda of the Capi...
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2020-02-28
To House Administration Committee
USHB473EngrossTo authorize the Every Word We Utter Monument to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes. This bill authorizes the establishment on federal land in the District of Columbia of the Every Word...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee
USHJR79EngrossRemoving the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment. This joint resolution eliminates the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which prohibits discrimination based on sex. The amendment was proposed to the...
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2020-02-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USSR475IntroA resolution recognizing the leading role of Utahns in the fight for women's suffrage and celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first votes by women under the equal suffrage law of Utah on February 14, 1870. This resolution celebrates the 150th ann...
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2020-02-13
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: 01/16/2020 CR S280)
USSB3301IntroWomen's Global Empowerment, Development and Prosperity Act of 2020 This bill provides statutory authority for the Women's Global Empowerment, Development and Prosperity Initiative at the Department of State. The objectives of the initiative shall be ...
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2020-02-13
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHB1980EngrossSmithsonian Women's History Museum Act (Sec. 3) This bill establishes in the Smithsonian Institution a comprehensive women's history museum. Such museum shall be named by the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. (Sec. 4) The bill establis...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USHB5873IntroHarriet Tubman Bicentennial Commemorative Coin Act
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2020-02-12
To House Financial Services Committee
USHB5811IntroTSA Personnel Workplace Improvement Act of 2020 This bill revises personnel policies of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Specifically, the TSA must ensure that its personnel (1) have adequate access to facilities designated for use b...
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2020-02-12
Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
USHR842IntroRequiring an affirmative vote of a majority of the Members present and voting, a quorum being present, on final passage of House Joint Resolution 79. This resolution requires a majority vote of the Members present and voting, a quorum being present, ...
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2020-02-11
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 844, H. Res. 842 is considered passed House. (consideration: CR H1044; text: CR H1044)
USSR494IntroA resolution denouncing female genital mutilation or cutting as a violation of the human rights of women and girls and urging the international community and the Federal Government to increase efforts to eliminate the harmful practice. This resolutio...
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2020-02-10
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR492IntroA resolution supporting the observation of "National Girls & Women in Sports Day" on February 5, 2020, to raise awareness of and celebrate the achievements of girls and women in sports. This resolution supports (1) observing National Girls and Women ...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USHR802IntroAffirming the United States vital interest in liberty in Europe and resolute support for Ukraine in its efforts to counter Russian aggression and continue its trajectory among the community of democracies. This resolution expresses support for increa...
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2020-02-04
To House Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment Committee
USHB2153EngrossKeeping Girls in School Act This bill authorizes the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to enter into acquisition, assistance, or financing agreements to address societal, cultural, health, and other barriers that adolescent girls face...
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2020-01-30
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR804IntroRecognizing the leading role of Utahns in the fight for women's suffrage and celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first votes by women under the equal suffrage law of Utah on February 14, 1870. This resolution celebrates the 150th anniversary of w...
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2020-01-28
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB5517IntroGandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act
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2020-01-14
To House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Committee
USHB1865PassNational Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act This bill provides FY2020 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies. It includes 8 of the 12 regular FY2020 appropriations bills: the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Serv...
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2019-12-20
Became Public Law No: 116-94. (TXT | PDF)
USSB3037IntroInternational Violence Against Women Act of 2019 This bill provides for a U.S. global strategy to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. The bill establishes in the Department of State an Office of Global Women's Issues, which shall...
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2019-12-12
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHCR78IntroSupporting the goals and ideals of World AIDS Day. This concurrent resolution recognizes World AIDS Day and expresses support for efforts to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS both domestically and internationally.
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2019-12-09
To House Subcommittee on Health
USHB5267IntroInternational Violence Against Women Act of 2019 This bill provides for a U.S. global strategy to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. The bill establishes in the Department of State an Office of Global Women's Issues, which shall...
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2019-12-06
To House Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Committee
USHB2423PassWomen's Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 400,000 $1 silver coins that are emblematic of the women who played a vital role in rallying support for the 19th Ame...
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2019-11-25
Became Public Law No: 116-71. (TXT | PDF)
USSB2953IntroEnsuring a Durable Afghanistan Peace Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of State and the President to report on any agreement with Taliban officials and the peace process in Afghanistan. Specifically, the bill requires the State Department...
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2019-11-21
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSR430IntroA resolution designating December 10, 2019, as "Wyoming Women's Suffrage Day". This resolution designates December 10, 2019, as Wyoming Women's Suffrage Day.
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2019-11-19
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6679; text: CR S6674)
USHCR72EngrossDirecting the Clerk of the House to make a correction in the enrollment of H.B. 2423. This concurrent resolution directs the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make technical corrections in the enrollment of H.B. 2423 (the Women's Suffrage Cent...
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2019-11-14
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
USHR700IntroSupporting the designation of December 10, 2019, as "Wyoming Women's Suffrage Day". This resolution supports the designation of Wyoming Women's Suffrage Day.
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2019-11-14
To House Oversight and Reform Committee
USHR688IntroRecognizing 25 years since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, Egypt and reaffirming the goals and ideals of the ICPD Programme of Action, including comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights....
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2019-11-12
To House Foreign Affairs Committee
USSB2766IntroGirls LEAD Act Girls' Leadership, Engagement, Agency, and Development Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to jointly report to Congress a strategy to strengthen the participa...
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2019-10-31
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USHR645IntroExpressing support for the designation of October 11, 2019, as the Day of the Girl Child in the United States, and celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child in the United States. This resolution (1) supports the designation of the Day of th...
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2019-10-18
To House Education and Labor Committee
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