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Bills Introduced

Family Support

S. 3629—Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)/Finance (11/15/18)—A bill to require state agencies to use federal tax return information to verify income eligibility for Medicaid, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Health

H. Res. 1135—Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN)/Energy and Commerce (10/26/18)—A resolution raising awareness of the lifesaving role of three-dimensional (3D) digital breast tomosynthesis screening in detection and treatment of breast cancer.

H.R. 7136—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Agriculture; Education and the Workforce (11/15/18)—A bill to include eating disorders prevention within the nutrition education and obesity prevention grant program and the local wellness program, and for other purposes.

Human Trafficking

H.R. 7089—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Financial Services (10/23/18)—A bill to require certain companies to disclose information describing any measures the company has taken to identify and address conditions of forced labor, slavery, human trafficking, and the worst forms of child labor within the company’s supply chains.

S. 3641—Sen. John Thune (R-SD)/Foreign Relations (11/15/18)—A bill to enhance efforts to combat human trafficking in connection with the catching and processing of seafood products imported into the United States, and for other purposes.

International

H. Res. 1147—Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)/Foreign Affairs (11/14/18)—A resolution congratulating Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for receiving the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their advocacy on behalf of the millions who have suffered from sexual violence as a result of conflict, and for other purposes.

Judiciary

S.  3616—Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)/Judiciary (11/14/18)—A bill to prohibit the use of restraints and restrictive housing on inmates during the period of pregnancy, labor and postpartum recovery, to collect data on incarcerated pregnant women in the United States and the results of such pregnancies, to address the health needs of incarcerated women related to pregnancy and childbirth, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

H.R. 7107—Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)/Financial Services (10/30/18)—A bill to posthumously award a congressional gold medal to Shirley Chisholm.

H. Res. 1139—Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)/House Administration (11/9/18)—A resolution acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the election of Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, the first African American woman in Congress.

S. Res. 689—Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)/Judiciary (11/15/18)—A resolution acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the election to the House of Representatives of Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, the first African American woman in Congress.

Small Business

H. Res. 1134—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Small Business (10/26/18)—A resolution expressing support for the recognition of October as National Women’s Small Business Month as a time to celebrate the growth and accomplishments of women entrepreneurs and small business owners, and to support efforts to increase awareness of the value of women-owned small businesses.

S. Res. 693—Sen. James Risch (R-ID)/Considered and agreed to (11/15/18)—A resolution celebrating October 25, 2018, as the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988, while commending the unique entrepreneurial spirit shared by women small business owners of the United States.

STEM

H.R. 7092—Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX)/Science, Space, and Technology (10/26/18)—A bill to direct the administrators of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation to produce a report to Congress regarding the efforts to support minority women involvement in STEM fields.