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Bills Introduced

Child Care

S. 1002—-Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/7/09)—A bill to provide for the acquisition, construction, renovation, and improvement of child care facilities, and for other purposes.

Child Welfare

S. 986—-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)/Finance (5/6/09)—A bill to support the establishment or expansion and operation of programs using a network of public and private community entities to provide mentoring for children in foster care.


S. 1000—-Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/7/09)—A bill to improve access to high quality early learning and child care for low-income children and working families, and for other purposes.


H.R. 2339—-Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)/Education and Labor (5/6/09)—A bill to establish a program that supports the efforts of states to provide partial or full wage replacement to new parents, so that the new parents are able to spend time with a new infant or newly adopted child, and to other employees, and for other purposes.

Food Security 

S. 990—-Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (5/6/09)—A bill to expand access to healthy afterschool meals for school children in working families.


H. Res. 395—-Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (5/4/09)—A resolution supporting efforts to raise awareness, improve education, and encourage research of inflammatory breast cancer.

S. 969—-Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/509)—A bill to ensure fairness in the coverage of women in the individual health insurance market.

S. 982—-Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/5/09)—A bill to protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products.

H.R. 2276—-Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)/Energy and Commerce (5/6/09)—A bill to establish grants to provide health services for improved nutrition, increased physical activity, obesity and eating disorder prevention, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2279—-Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL)/Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce (5/6/09)—A bill to eliminate contributing factors to disparities in breast cancer treatment through the development of a uniform set of consensus-based breast cancer treatment performance measures for a six-year quality reporting system and value-based purchasing system under the Medicare program. 

H.R. 2291—-Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means (5/6/09)—A bill to eliminate coinsurance for screening mammography and colorectal cancer screening tests in order to promote the early detection of cancer. 

H. Con. Res. 120—-Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (5/6/09)—A concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Women’s Health Week, and for other purposes. 

S. 994—-Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/7/09)—A bill to increase the awareness of the risks of breast cancer in young women and provide support for young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

H.R. 2322—-Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA)/Education and Labor (5/7/09)—A bill to establish a pilot program that requires schools to post nutritional content information regarding foods served at schools and to teach students how to make healthy food selections, and for other purposes.


S. 987—-Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)/Foreign Relations (5/6/09)—A bill to protect girls in developing countries through the prevention of child marriage, and for other purposes. 


H.J. Res. 51—-Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)/Judiciary (5/7/09)—A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit the penalty of death for the rape of a child.


H. Res. 399—-Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY)/Armed Services (5/4/09)—A resolution honoring the sacrifice of members of the Armed Forces who are also mothers and the support provided by mothers of members of the Armed Forces and mothers who are the spouse of members of the Armed Forces.

Reproductive Health 

H. Res. 412—-Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT)/Energy and Commerce (5/6/09)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of a National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. 

Tax Policy 

H.R. 2244—-Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)/Ways and Means (5/5/09)—A bill to allow an individual who is entitled to receive child support a refundable credit equal to the amount of unpaid child support and to increase the tax liability of the individual required to pay such support by the amount of the unpaid child support.


S. 1012—-Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (5/7/09)—A bill to require the secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of the establishment of Mother’s Day.

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