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Bills Introduced

Children 

S. 938—-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/30/09)—A bill to require the president to call a White House Conference on Children and Youth in 2010.

Child Safety

S. 925—-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/29/09)—A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to study the presence of contaminants and impurities in cosmetics and personal care products marketed to and used by children.

H. Res. 376—-Rep. Michael Rogers (R-MI)/Energy and Commerce, Foreign Affairs (4/28/09)—A resolution expressing support for designation of the calendar year 2009 as The Year of the Safe Child to raise awareness and encourage the prevention of unintentional injuries among the nation’s children.

Child Welfare

S. 939—-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)/Finance (4/30/09)—A bill to establish national and state father registries, to make grants to states to promote permanent families for children and responsible fatherhood, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 391—-Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)/Ways and Means (4/30/09)—A resolution recognizing May as National Foster Care Month and acknowledging that the House of Representatives should continue to work to improve the nation’s foster care system.

Education

H.R. 2184—-Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Education and Labor (4/30/09)—A bill to assist states in making voluntary high quality universal prekindergarten programs available to three- to five-year olds for at least one year preceding kindergarten.

H.R. 2205—-Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)/Education and Labor, Armed Services (4/30/09)—A bill to expand quality programs of early childhood home visitation that increase school readiness, child abuse and neglect prevention, and early identification of developmental and health delays, including potential mental health concerns, and for other purposes.

Employment

S. Con. Res. 21—-Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/29/09)—A concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Early Educator Worthy Wage Day.

H.R. 2161—-Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH)/Education and Labor, Oversight and Government Reform, House Administration (4/29/09)—A bill to nullify certain regulations promulgated under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and restore prior regulations and to direct the secretary of Labor to revise certain additional regulations under that Act.

S. 904—-Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/28/09)—A bill to prohibit discrimination in the payment of wages on account of sex, race, or national origin, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2132—-Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Education and Labor, House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform (4/28/09)—A bill to permit leave to care for a same-sex spouse, domestic partner, parent-in-law, adult child, sibling, or grandparent who has a serious health condition.

H.R. 2151—Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)/Education and Labor (4/28/09)—A bill to prohibit discrimination in the payment of wages on account of sex, race, or national origin, and for other purposes.

Health

S. 934—-Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (4/30/09)—A bill to improve the nutrition and health of schoolchildren and protect the federal investment in the national school lunch and breakfast programs by updating the national school nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold outside of school meals to conform to current nutrition science.

H.R. 2107—-Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor (4/27/09)—A bill to direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a public education campaign on umbilical cord blood stem cells, and for other purposes. 

S. 958—-Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)/Finance (5/1/09)—A bill to amend the Social Security Act to guarantee comprehensive health care coverage for all children born after 2009.

International

H.R. 2103—-Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)/Foreign Affairs (4/27/09)—A bill to protect girls in developing countries through the prevention of child marriage, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2214—-Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Foreign Affairs (4/30/09)—A bill to empower women in Afghanistan, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 378—-Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)/Foreign Affairs (4/29/09)—A resolution recognizing the 30th anniversary of the election of Margaret Thatcher as the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Judiciary

H.R. 2157—-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)/Judiciary (4/28/09)—A bill to provide increased funding for and improvement of the Debbie Smith DNA backlog grant program, to provide for DNA technology enhancement grants, to reauthorize certain DNA-related grant programs under the Justice For All Act of 2004, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

H. Con. Res. 109—-Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA)/Energy and Commerce (4/27/09)—A concurrent resolution honoring the 20th anniversary of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in the nation’s capital and its transition to the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure on June 6, 2009, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 388—-Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)/Oversight and Government Reform (4/30/09)—A resolution celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother’s Day.

S. Res. 117—-Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)/Judiciary (4/29/09)—A resolution commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Daughters of Penelope, a preeminent international women’s association and affiliate organization of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA).

Violence Against Women

S. Con. Res. 22—-Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA)/Judiciary (4/30/09)—A concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 2009.

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