The Kentucky Commission on Women is dedicated to
elevating the status of women and girls in the Commonwealth,
empowering them to overcome barriers to equity, and
expanding opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.

Recent National Legislation

Listed below are a few bills pertaining to women from the 112th Congress:

Violence Against Women Act
H.R. 4970: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 Sponsor: Rep. Sandy Adams [R-Florida] Status: Passed

S. 1925: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012 Sponosors: Sen. Patrick Leahhy [D-Vermont] and Sen. Mike Crapo [R-Idaho] Status: Passed

The Protect Life Act
H.R. 358 Sponor: Rep. Joe Pitts [R-Pennsylvania] Status: Passed

No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
H.R. 3 Sponsor: Rep. Chris Smith [R-New Jersey] and Dan Lipinski [D-Illinois] Status: Passed

District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
H.R. 8303 Sponsor: Rep. Trent Franks [R-Arizona] Status: Failed Under Suspension

Paycheck Fairness Act
S. 3220 Sponsor: Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-Maryland] Status: Failed

End Pay Discrimination Through Information Act
S. 3256 Sponsor: Sen. Dean Heller [R-Nevada] Status: Referred to Committee on June 4, 2012