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Bills Introduced February 4-8, 2019

Abortion

H.R. 956—Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ)/Judiciary (2/4/19)—A bill to prohibit dismemberment abortions, and for other purposes.

H.R. 962—Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO)/Judiciary (2/5/19)—A bill to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.

Human Trafficking

S.410—Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)/ Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs—A bill to require the comptroller general of the United States to carry out a study on how virtual currencies and online marketplaces are used to buy, sell, or facilitate the financing of goods or services associated with sex trafficking or drug trafficking, and for other purposes.

International

H.Res. 106—Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)/Foreign Affairs (2/6/19)—A resolution denouncing female genital mutilation/cutting as a violation of the human rights of women and girls and urging the international community and the federal government to increase efforts to eliminate the harmful practice.

Miscellaneous

H.R. 1003—Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI)/Financial Services; House Administration (2/6/19)—A bill to posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to Aretha Franklin in recognition of her contributions of outstanding artistic and historical significance to culture in the United States.

S. 409—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (2/6/19)—A bill to posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal in commemoration of Aretha Franklin.

H.R. 1083—Rep. John Katko (D-NY)/Financial Services (2/6/19)—A bill to require the secretary of the Treasury to redesign $20 Federal Reserve Notes so as to include a likeness of Harriet Tubman, and for other purposes.

Reproductive Health

H. Res. 118—Rep. David Scott (D-GA)/Energy and Commerce (2/6/19)—A resolution supporting the designation of March 2019 as Endometriosis Awareness Month.

Tax Policy

H.R. 979—Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL)/Ways and Means (2/5/19)—A bill to require inclusion of the taxpayers’ social security number to claim the refundable portion of the child care tax credit.

Veterans

S. 318—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Veterans’ Affairs (2/4/19)—A bill to authorize the secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish medically necessary transportation for newborn children of certain women veterans.

S. 319—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Veterans’ Affairs (2/4/19)—A bill to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their spouses or partners, and for other purposes.

H.R. 955—Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA)/Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services (2/4/19)—A bill to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their spouses or partners, and for other purposes.

S. 374—Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)/Veterans’ Affairs (2/7/19)—A bill to expand health care and benefit from the Department of Veterans Affairs for military sexual trauma, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1125—Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA)/ Veterans’ Affairs (2/7/19)—A bill to direct the secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on physical security at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, to direct the secretary to make certain improvements relating to inspections of Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities and improving care for women, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1092—Rep. Chelli Pingree (D-ME)/Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services (2/6/19)—A bill to expand health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for military sexual trauma, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

H.R. 959—Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)/Judiciary (2/4/19)—A bill to provide that traveling interstate or causing another to travel interstate for the purpose of female genital mutilation is prohibited, and for other purposes.

H.R. 960—Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA)/Judiciary and Financial Services (2/4/19)—A bill to allow certain grants to be used for the purpose of assisting victims of female genital mutilation as a part II crime for purposes of the Uniform Crime Reports, and for other purposes.

H.R 973—Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)/Energy and Commerce (2/5/19)—A bill to provide for additional programs funded by grants to strengthen the healthcare system’s response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and for other purposes.

S. Res. 44—Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/considered and agreed to (2/5/19)—A resolution raising awareness and encouraging the prevention of stalking by designating January 2019 as “National Stalking Awareness Month.”

S. 402—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/6/19)—A bill to plan, develop, and make recommendations to increase access to sexual assault examinations for survivors by holding hospitals accountable and supporting the providers that serve them.

S. 415—Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/Judiciary (2/6/19)—A bill to provide immigration status for certain battered spouses and children.

H.R. 1082—Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)/Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor (2/6/19)—A bill to plan, develop, and make recommendations to increase access to sexual assault examinations for survivors by holding hospitals accountable and supporting the providers that serve them.

H.R. 1100—Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ)/Judiciary (2/6/19)—A bill to require the attorney general to make grants to states that have in place laws that expand the protections offered to victims of sex offenses who are not in a familiar or dating relationship with the perpetrators of such offenses.