Medals

Senate Honors Trailblazing Women in Computer Science
Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper recognized by chamber

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., joined with his colleague Deb Fischer, R-Neb., to honor the two computer science pioneers. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Tucked away amid the back and forth of appropriations debate last week, the Senate honored two female trailblazers in math and computer science, adopting resolutions recognizing Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper.

Sponsored by Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden and Nebraska Republican Deb Fischer, the measures would designate Oct. 9, 2018, as “National Ada Lovelace Day” and honor the life and legacy of Hopper.

Bill to Remove Tax on Olympic Medals a D.C. Tradition
Republicans and Democrats regularly complain about it

Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, introduced legislation in 2014 that would have removed taxes from Olympic medals. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

As United States athletes prepare for the Olympics, Congress is once again complaining about taxes on Olympic medals.  

Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, and Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., are the sponsors of the Tax Exemptions for American Medalists Act of 2015, which would remove the taxes that are levied on Olympic medalists.