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Bills Introduced, January 14-18, 2019

Abortion

S. 119—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Judiciary (1/15/19)—A bill to prohibit taking minors across state lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions.

S. 130—Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE)/Judiciary (1/15/19)—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.

H.R. 573—Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)/Energy and Commerce (1/15/19)—A bill to prohibit the secretary of Health and Human Services from conducting or supporting any research involving human fetal tissue that is obtained pursuant to an induced abortion, and for other purposes. S. 159—Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)/Judiciary (1/16/19)—A bill to implement equal protection under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.

S. 160—Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC)/Judiciary (1/16/19)—A bill to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes. H.R. 611—Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA)/Judiciary (1/16/19)—A bill to prohibit taking minors across state lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions.

H.R. 616—Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV)/A bill to implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.

S. 183—Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/17/19)—A bill to prohibit governmental discrimination against providers of health services that are not involved in abortion.

S. 190—Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)/Foreign Relations (1/17/19)—A bill to prohibit assistance to nonprofits, foreign nongovernmental organizations, and quasi-autonomous nongovernmental organizations that promote or perform abortions.

H.R. 20—Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)/Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Judiciary (1/17/19)—A bill to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.

H.R. 634—Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC)/Energy and Commerce (1/17/19)—A bill to ensure that women seeking an abortion receive an ultrasound and the opportunity to review the ultrasound before giving informed consent to receive an abortion.

H.R. 661—Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)/Foreign Affairs (1/17/19)—A bill to prohibit assistance to nonprofits, foreign nongovernmental organizations, and quasi-autonomous nongovernmental organizations that promote or perform abortions.

S. 194—Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)/Judiciary (1/19/19)—A bill to prohibit taking minors across state lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions.

Health

S. 116—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/15/19)—A bill to address maternal mortality and morbidity.

Human Trafficking

H. Res. 48—Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL)/Judiciary (1/16/19)—A resolution supporting the observation of “National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month,” during the period beginning on January 1, 2019, and ending on February 1, 2019, to raise awareness of, and opposition to, human trafficking and modern slavery.

International

H.R. 615—Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)/Foreign Affairs (1/16/19)—A bill to provide women and girls safe access to sanitation facilities in refugee camps.

Judiciary

S. 182—Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)/Judiciary (1/17/19)—A bill to prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.

H.R. 671—Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH)/Judiciary (1/17/19)—A bill to prohibit the unlawful disposal of fetal remains, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

H.R. 540—Rep. Joseph Morelle (D-NY)/Oversight and Reform (1/14/19)—A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 770 Ayrault Road in Fairport, New York, as the “Louise and Bob Slaughter Post Office.”

Reproductive Health

S. 141—Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/16/19)—A bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Tax Policy

S. 137—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Finance (1/16/19)—A bill to increase the credit for employers establishing workplace child care facilities, to increase the child care credit to encourage greater use of quality child care services, to provide incentives for students to earn child care-related degrees and to work in child care facilities, and to increase the exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance.

S. 169—Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)/Finance (1/16/19)—A bill to provide an exemption from gross income for civil damages as recompense for trafficking in persons.

H.R. 619—Rep. Bradley Schneider (D-IL)/Ways and Means (1/16/19)—A bill to provide an exemption from gross income for civil damages as recompense for trafficking in persons.

Violence Against Women

S. 120—Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/Judiciary (1/15/19)—A bill to protect victims of stalking from gun violence.

H.R. 569—Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)/Judiciary (1/15/19)—A bill to protect victims of stalking from gun violence.

H.R. 570—Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)/Judiciary (1/15/19)—A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, with regard to stalking.

S. 171—Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/Judiciary (1/16/19)—A bill to authorize the Office on Violence Against Women to improve the handling of crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by incorporating a trauma-informed approach into the initial response to, and investigation of, such crimes.

H.R. 600—Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN)/Judiciary (1/16/19)—A bill to authorize the Office on Violence Against Women to improve the handling of crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by incorporating a trauma-informed approach into the initial response to, and investigation of, such crimes.