S.868 - Women and Climate Change Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] (Introduced 03/26/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||03/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1989-1991) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.868 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/26/2019)
Women and Climate Change Act of 2019
This bill addresses climate change and its effects on women and girls.
Specifically, the bill establishes the Federal Interagency Working Group on Women and Climate Change within the Department of State. The bill outlines the functions of the working group, including the coordination of agencies' policies and activities relating to (1) combating the effects of climate change on women, and (2) improving the government's response to and strategy for climate change.
In addition, the Office of Global Women's Issues of the State Department must submit a strategy to prevent and respond to the effects of climate change on women.