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Women and Climate Change Act of 2019

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A bill to address the disparate impact of climate change on women and support the efforts of women globally to address climate change, and for other purposes.

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03/26/2019Introduced in Senate

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03/26/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1989-1991)
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Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] 05/06/2019
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 05/06/2019
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] 05/06/2019
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] 05/06/2019
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] 05/06/2019

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Senate Foreign Relations03/26/2019 Referred to

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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.