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Bills Introduced


S. 1179—-Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)/Judiciary (6/4/09)—A bill to prohibit taking minors across state lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions.

H. Res. 505—-Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY)/Judiciary (6/4/09)—A resolution condemning the murder of Dr. George Tiller, who was shot to death at his church on May 31, 2009.

Child Support

H.R. 2723—-Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA)/Ways and Means, Foreign Affairs (6/4/09)—A bill to provide for an exemption to allow an individual otherwise ineligible to travel outside the United States to do so for employment purposes to pay child support arrearages, and for other purposes.


H.R. 2674—-Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)/Judiciary (6/3/09)—A bill to protect children from sex offenders.

Family Support

H.R. 2667—-Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)/Ways and Means (6/2/09)—A bill to provide grants to states to establish or expand quality programs providing home visitation for families with young children and families expecting children.


H. Con. Res. 144—-Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA)/Energy and Commerce (6/4/09)—A concurrent resolution recognizing the value, benefits, and importance of community health centers as health care homes for millions of people in the United States.


H.R. 2702—-Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)/Ways and Means (6/4/09)—A bill to suspend the application of Generalized System of Preferences for Brazil until such time as Brazil complies with its obligations toward the United States under the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

H.R. 2737—-Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)/Foreign Affairs (6/4/09)—A bill to provide United States assistance for the purpose of eradicating trafficking in children in eligible countries through the implementation of Child Protection Compacts, and for other purposes.


H. Res. 513—-Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)/Oversight and Government Reform (6/4/09)—A resolution supporting the goals and purpose of Gold Star Mothers Day, which is observed on the last Sunday in September of each year in remembrance of the supreme sacrifice made by mothers who lose a son or daughter serving in the armed forces.


S. Res. 168—-Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Considered and agreed to (6/4/09)—A resolution commending the University of Washington women’s softball team for winning the 2009 NCAA Women’s College World Series.


H.R. 2698—-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ)/Veterans’ Affairs (6/4/09)—A bill to improve and enhance the mental health care benefits available to veterans, to enhance counseling and other benefits available to survivors of veterans, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2699—-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ)/Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs (6/4/09)—A bill to improve the mental health care benefits available to members of the Armed Forces, to enhance counseling available to family members of members of the armed forces, and for other purposes.

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