Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues

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The Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues was "founded by the women members of Congress in 1977 as a bipartisan legislative service organization dedicated to promoting women's economic, health, legal, and educational concerns. The Caucus serves both as a resource on women's issues and as an advocate on behalf of women's rights. Its primary purpose is to promote legislation to improve the status of women and eliminate discrimination in Federal programs and policies. The Women's Health Equity Act (WHEA) was introduced in 1990 to remedy the deficiencies in women's health. A number of WHEA provisions have become law, including screening programs for breast and cervical cancer and for the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia. The Caucus promotes bills to expand AIDS research and the care definition to include symptoms unique to women, and to increase the funding and accessibility of AIDS service providers to women." Source: 1995 February, CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse - National and Local Level Organizations with Services for Women.

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