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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2016

Short Titles as Introduced

Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2016

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Titles as Amended by House

To ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict.

Official Title as Introduced

To ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful participation of women in mediation and negotiations processes seeking to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
11/15/2016Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H6189-6190)
05/25/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (14)

Date Chamber All Actions
11/16/2016SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
11/15/2016-12:59pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
11/15/2016-12:59pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/15/2016-12:59pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6189-6190)
11/15/2016-12:41pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5332.
11/15/2016-12:41pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6189-6192)
11/15/2016-12:41pmHouseMr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
06/16/2016HouseOrdered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
06/16/2016HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
06/07/2016HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
05/25/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
05/25/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
05/25/2016HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
05/25/2016HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (50)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 05/25/2016
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]* 05/25/2016
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 05/25/2016
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 06/21/2016
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17] 06/21/2016
Rep. Zinke, Ryan K. [R-MT-At Large] 06/21/2016
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3] 06/21/2016
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] 06/21/2016
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 06/21/2016
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] 06/22/2016
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 06/22/2016
Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] 06/28/2016
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 06/28/2016
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 07/05/2016
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 07/05/2016
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 11/14/2016
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 11/14/2016
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 11/14/2016
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 11/14/2016
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 11/14/2016
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-20] 11/14/2016
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] 11/14/2016
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 11/14/2016
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 11/14/2016
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 11/14/2016
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 11/14/2016
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 11/14/2016
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 11/14/2016
Rep. Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4] 11/14/2016
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 11/14/2016
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 11/14/2016
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 11/14/2016
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-5] 11/14/2016
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 11/14/2016
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 11/14/2016
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 11/14/2016
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 11/14/2016
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 11/14/2016
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 11/14/2016
Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19] 11/14/2016
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 11/14/2016
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 11/14/2016
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 11/14/2016
Del. Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman [R-AS-At Large] 11/14/2016
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 11/14/2016
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-22] 11/14/2016
Rep. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY-At Large] 11/14/2016
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 11/14/2016
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 11/15/2016
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 11/15/2016

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs05/25/2016 Referred to
06/16/2016 Markup by
House Armed Services05/25/2016 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel06/07/2016 Referred to
Senate Foreign Relations11/16/2016 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (11/15/2016)

Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2016

This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the United States should be a global leader in promoting the participation of women in conflict prevention, management, and resolution and post-conflict relief and recovery efforts; and (2) the political participation and leadership of women in fragile environments, particularly during democratic transitions, is critical to sustaining democratic institutions.

The President, not later than October 1 of 2017, 2022, and 2027, shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees and make public a Women, Peace, and Security Strategy, which shall:

  • be aligned with other nations' plans to improve the participation of women in peace and security processes, conflict prevention, peace building, and decision-making institutions; and
  • include goals and evaluation plans to ensure strategy effectiveness.

Such a strategy shall include a specific implementation plan from each relevant federal agency.

The President is urged to promote women's participation in conflict prevention.

It is the sense of Congress that the President should: (1) provide technical assistance and training to female negotiators, peace builders, and stakeholders (non-governmental and private sector entities engaged in or affected by conflict prevention and stabilization, peace building, security, or related efforts); (2) address security-related barriers to women's participation; (3) increase women's participation in U.S.-funded programs that provide foreign nationals with law enforcement, rule of law, or military education training; (4) support appropriate local organizations, especially women's peace building organizations; and (5) expand gender analysis to improve program design.

The Department of State shall ensure that personnel responsible for, or deploying to, countries or regions considered to be at risk of undergoing, or emerging from, violent conflict obtain training in the following areas, each of which shall include a focus on ensuring participation by women:

  • conflict prevention, mitigation, and resolution;
  • protecting civilians from violence, exploitation, and trafficking in persons; and
  • international human rights law.

The Department of Defense shall ensure that relevant personnel receive training in:

  • conflict prevention, peace processes, mitigation, resolution, and security initiatives that addresses the importance of participation by women; and
  • gender considerations and participation by women, including training regarding international human rights law and protecting civilians from violence, exploitation, and trafficking in persons.

The State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development shall establish guidelines for overseas U.S. personnel to consult with stakeholders regarding U.S. efforts to:

  • prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict; and
  • enhance the success of mediation and negotiation processes by ensuring the meaningful participation of women.

The State Department is urged to work with international, regional, national, and local organizations to increase the participation of women in international peacekeeping operations.

The State Department shall brief the appropriate congressional committees on: (1) training regarding the participation of women in conflict resolution, and (2) guidelines established for overseas personnel to engage in stakeholder consultations.

The President shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report that evaluates the implementation of such strategy and the impact of U.S. diplomatic efforts and foreign assistance programs to promote the participation of women.