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Bills Introduced March 4-8, 2019

Child Care

H.R. 1488—Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN)/Education and Labor (3/4/19)—A bill to assist states in carrying out projects to expand the child care workforce and child care facilities in the states, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1623—Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA)/House Administration (3/7/19)—A bill to provide for the treatment of payments for child care and other personal use services as an authorized campaign expenditure.

Crime

H.R. 1574—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Judiciary (3/6/19)—A bill to make it a criminal offense for individuals to engage in sexual acts while acting under color of law or with individuals in their custody, to encourage states to adopt similar laws, and for other purposes.

Employment

H.R. 1521—Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)/Education and Labor; Ways and Means; Financial Services; House Administration; Oversight and Reform; and Judiciary (3/5/19)—A bill to deter, prevent, reduce, and respond to harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and harassment based on protected categories; and to modify the tax treatment of amounts related to employment discrimination and harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and harassment based on protected categories.

H.R. 1534—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Oversight and Reform; House Administration (3/5/19)—A bill to provide that 12 weeks of family leave made available to a federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes.

Family Support

H.R. 1495—Rep. Ralph Lee Abraham (R-LA)/Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Agriculture (3/5/19)—A bill to require state agencies to use federal tax return information to verify income eligibility for Medicaid, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Health

H.R. 1551—Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means (3/6/19)—A bill to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing maternity care quality measures and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives.

S. 726—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/7/19)—A bill to ensure the safety of cosmetics.

International

S. 707—Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)/Foreign Relations (3/7/19)—A bill to include in the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices a section on reproductive rights, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1581—Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)/Foreign Affairs (3/7/19)—A bill to include in the Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices a section on reproductive rights, and for other purposes

H. Res. 189—Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS)/Foreign Affairs; Agriculture (3/7/19)—A resolution recognizing the importance of sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting United States Agency for International Development’s commitment to global nutrition through its multi-sectoral nutrition strategy.

H. Res. 200—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Foreign Affairs (3/8/19)—A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Senate should give its advice and consent to the ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.

H.R. 1653—Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)/Foreign Affairs; Armed Services (3/8/19)—A bill to ensure that the United States recognizes women’s varied roles in all aspects of violent extremism and terrorism and promotes their meaningful participation as full partners in all efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism and terrorism.

Judiciary

S. 648—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Judiciary (3/5/19)—A bill to ensure the humane treatment of pregnant women by reinstating the presumption of release and prohibiting shackling, restraining, and other inhumane treatment of pregnant detainees, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

H. Res. 171—Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA)/Oversight and Reform (3/5/19)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Women’s History Month.

H. Res. 173—Rep. Debra Haaland (D-NM)/Natural Resources (3/5/19)—A resolution recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.

H. Res. 178—Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ)/House Administration (3/5/19)—A resolution directing the Fine Arts Board to accept the gift of a portrait of Alice Paul for placement in the House of Representatives wing of the United States Capitol or an office building of the House, and directing the Architect of the Capitol to place the portrait in a suitable permanent location.

S. 728—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Rules and Administration (3/7/19)—A bill to direct the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain a statue of Shirley Chisholm for placement in the United States Capitol.

S. Res. 100—Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)/Indian Affairs (3/7/19)—A resolution recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.

S. Res. 101—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/considered and agreed to (3/7/19) A resolution supporting the goals of International Women’s Day.

H.R. 1596—Yvette Clarke (D-NY)/House Administration—A bill to direct the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain a statue of Shirley Chisholm for placement in the United States Capitol.

STEM

H. Res. 169—Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/Education and Labor (3/4/19)—A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the need for increased diversity and inclusion in the tech sector, and increased access to opportunities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) education.

H.R. 1591—Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)/Education and Labor (3/7/19)—A bill to provide grants to local educational agencies to encourage girls and underrepresented minorities to pursue studies and careers in STEM fields.

Tax Policy

S. 690—Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)/Finance (3/6/19)—A bill to make the child tax credit fully refundable, establish an increased child tax credit for young children, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1560—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Ways and Means (3/6/19)—A bill to make the child tax credit fully refundable, establish an increased child tax credit for young children, and for other purposes.

S. 698—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Finance (3/7/19)—A bill to provide equitable treatment for residents of Puerto Rico with respect to the refundable portion of the child tax credit and to provide the same treatment to families in Puerto Rico with one child or two children that is currently provided to island families with three or more children.

Violence Against Women

H.R. 1486—Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA)/Education and Labor (3/4/19)—A bill to protect students from sexual abuse, and for other purposes

H.R. 1586—Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)/Judiciary; Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Ways and Means; Education and Labor; Natural Resources; Veterans’ Affairs (3/7/19)—A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, And for other purposes.