JANUARY 09, 2019
Cardin-Boozman Bill Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment Signed into Law
WASHINGTON — The Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment (WEEE) Act, legislation introduced in the Senate by Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) that seeks to eliminate global gender-related barriers and empower female entrepreneurs around the world, was signed into law today.
“Investing in women creates a positive cycle of change that can lift women, families, communities and entire countries out of poverty,” said Cardin, ranking member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “I believe in the power of women to change the world, and I am proud that our leadership on this new, bipartisan law will empower women entrepreneurs and sharpen our diplomatic and development tools to better fight global poverty and injustice.”
“Providing women access to tools for economic success supports global prosperity. The WEEE Act empowers women to gain control of their financial futures while simultaneously facilitating improvements in their homes and communities. I’m proud to have led the effort in the Senate to help level the economic playing field for women around the world and I appreciate the tremendous support we received from many in the public and non-profit sectors to help this critical legislation become law,” Boozman said. more.....