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Establish a Womens History Museum in the Smithsonian Institution

To establish in the Smithsonian Institution a comprehensive women's history museum, and for other purposes would establish a comprehensive women’s history museum in the Smithsonian Institution. The bill would authorize funding for a museum director who would collaborate with schools and would permit a board of regents to designate a site for the museum in Washington, D.C., among other provisions.

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The WAGE Equity Act

The WAGE Equity Act closes the wage gap between women and men while prioritizing employees and businesses over trial lawyers. The act empowers employees to utilize flexible work arrangement; creates a "Self-Audit" system aimed at incentivizing businesses to amend pay disparity; protects an individual's ability to negotiate employment based upon merit; protects employer's ability to ensure negotiations by explicitly protecting the employer's ability to have a salary expectation conversation and to act on a salary history if it is voluntarily offered during the interview process; and protects employee ability to discuss compensation with their colleagues. 

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The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019

The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 is a five-year reauthorization that strengthens existing law and makes critically important improvements based on feedback from VAWA service providers and program beneficiaries - VAWA 2019 Fact Sheet

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The Survivor’s Bill of Rights

The Survivor’s Bill of Rights amends the federal criminal code to establish statutory rights for sexual assault survivors, including the right to: (1) not be prevented from receiving a forensic medical examination and not be charged for an examination; (2) have a sexual assault evidence collection kit (i.e., a rape kit) preserved for 20 years or the maximum applicable statute of limitations, whichever is shorter; (3) receive written notification prior to destruction or disposal of a rape kit; and (4) be informed of these rights and policies. 

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The Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015

The Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015 requires the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to award one medical or nursing school a grant to develop best practices for health care professionals to recognize and respond appropriately to victims of severe forms of human trafficking.

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The Expansion of the Pell Grant Eligibility Window

The Expansion of the Pell Grant Eligibility Window allows for eligible students to be awarded up to one and one-half Federal Pell Grants to be distributed year-round, allowing for greater access to education funds and year-round schooling, unrestricted by semesters.

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Women2Women is a 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to engaging women across the country in a discussion about our shared concerns and goals. Together, we can build upon our local networks, help each other create real change in our communities, and work together to make sure leaders in Washington hear our voices..