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Bills Introduced

Child Care

S. 3520—Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)/Health, Education, Labor, Pensions (9/27/18)—A bill to provide grants to states, Indian Tribes, and Tribal organizations for activities to increase the availability of child care options and to support the child care workforce, and for other purposes.

Crime

H.R. 6964—Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN)/Education and the Workforce (9/28/18)—A bill to reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes.

Health

S. 3494—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Finance (9/25/18)—A bill to improve Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program for low-income mothers.

S. Res. 659—Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)/Judiciary (9/27/18)—A resolution designating September 2018 as “National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.”

H.R. 6953—Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)/Education and the Workforce (9/7/18)—A bill to provide states with the option of using grant funds to supply menstrual hygiene products to students.

H. Res. 1095—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Oversight and Government Reform (9/27/18)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of September 2018 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

H.R. 6980—Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA)/Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means (9/28/18)—A bill to provide coverage for custom fabricated breast prostheses following a mastectomy.

Human Trafficking

H.R. 6899—Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX)/Ways and Means (9/26/18)—A bill to provide an exemption from gross income for civil damages as recompense for trafficking in persons.

H.R. 7008—Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO)/Foreign Affairs (9/28/18)—A bill modify the Trafficking in Persons report to include research on the relationship between human trafficking and skewed sex ratios in national or subnational populations in which there is evidence of sex-selective practices, including, but not limited to, infanticide, gender-biased neglect, or other forms of gender-based violence or discrimination.

Miscellaneous

H.R. 6870—Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)/Oversight and Government Reform; Financial Services; Agriculture; House Administration; Judiciary (9/25/18)—A bill to rename the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 in honor of Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-NY).

H. Res. 1085—Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)/House Administration (9/26/18)—A resolution celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Women’s Congressional Staff Association.

STEM

S. 3483—Sen Charles Grassley (R-IA)/Judiciary (9/24/18)—A bill to direct the undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, in consultation with the administrator of the Small Business Administration, to conduct a study and provide recommendations to promote the participation of women, minorities, and veterans in entrepreneurship activities and the patent system, to extend by eight years the authority of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to set the amounts for the fees that the Office charges, and for other purposes.

Veterans

H.R. 6869—Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY)/Veterans’ Affairs (9/25/18)—A bill to require the secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the provision of services and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans who experience domestic violence or sexual assault, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

H.R. 6917—Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN)/Energy and Commerce (9/26/18)—A bill to protect victims of nonconsensual online distribution of sexually intimate images by providing for the expeditious removal of nonconsensual sexually intimate imagery on the Internet, to encourage responsible practices by online service providers, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6925—Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY)/Judiciary (9/26/18)—A bill to require reporting by the secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Comptroller General of the United States regarding sexual harassment in federal housing assistance programs, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 1104—Rep. Al Green (D-TX)/Education and the Workforce (9/28/18)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of October as “National Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should continue to raise awareness of domestic violence and its devastating effects on individuals, families, and communities, and support programs designed to end domestic violence in the United States.