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S. 1141 (115th): Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

S. 1141 requires the President to submit a government-wide “Women, Peace, and Security Strategy” within one year of enactment, and again four years later, describing how the U.S. will promote and strengthen women’s participation in peace negotiations and conflict prevention overseas.

The bill also requires the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Department of Defense to train personnel in matters related to the President’s strategy. Additionally, the bill encourages the State Department and USAID to establish guidelines by which overseas personnel will consult with stakeholders regarding efforts to resolve conflict and promote women’s participation in the mediation and negotiation process. Finally, the bill requires the State Department to brief the appropriate congressional committees on training regarding the participation of women in conflict resolution and requires …

Sponsor and status

Jeanne Shaheen

Sponsor. Senator for New Hampshire. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 27, 2017
Length: 5 pages
May 16, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 6, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 6, 2017.

Pub.L. 115-68

4 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 2484: Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 20, 2017. 99% incorporated. (compare text)


May 16, 2017

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May 25, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Jun 8, 2017
Reported by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

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Aug 3, 2017
Passed Senate (House next)

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Sep 25, 2017
Passed House

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Oct 6, 2017
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 1141 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1141. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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