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Bills Introduced

Abortion

H.R. 2061—-Rep. John Boozman (R-AR)/Judiciary (4/23/09)—A bill to provide for parental notification and intervention in the case of a minor seeking an abortion.

Adoption

H. Res. 358—-Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL)/Ways and Means (4/23/09)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children in foster care awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, recognizing current programs and efforts designed to promote adoption, and encouraging people in the United States to seek improved safety, permanency, and well-being for all children.

Child Care

H.R. 2041—-Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)/Education and Labor (4/22/09)—A bill to establish a program to provide child care through public-private partnerships.

Child Protection

S. Res. 104—-Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT)/Considered and agreed to (4/20/09)—A resolution designating the third week of April 2009 as National Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week.

H. Res. 337—-Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)/Education and Labor (4/21/09)—A resolution supporting the observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and for other purposes.

Education

S. 839—-Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/21/09)—A bill to assist states in making voluntary high quality universal pre-kindergarten programs available to three- to five-year olds for at least one year preceding kindergarten.

Financial Literacy

H.R. 2012—-Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ)/Education and Labor (4/21/09)—A bill to promote youth financial education.

H. Res. 357—-Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX)/Financial Services (4/23/09)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Financial Literacy Month 2009, and for other purposes.

Health

H.R. 2042—-Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (4/22/09)—A bill to authorize additional appropriations to the National Institutes of Health for research on the early detection of and the reduction of mortality rates attributed to breast cancer.

H.R. 2044—-Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor (4/22/09)—A bill to reduce childhood obesity, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2084—-Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)/Energy and Commerce (4/23/09)—A bill to increase awareness of and research on autoimmune diseases, which are a major women’s health problem, affect as many as 23.5 million Americans, and encompass more than 100 interrelated diseases, such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, polymyositis, pemphigus, myasthenia gravis, Wegener’s granulomatosis, psoriasis, celiac disease, autoimmune platelet disorders, scleroderma, alopecia areata, vitiligo, autoimmune thyroid disease, and sarcoidosis, and for other purposes.

H. Con. Res. 107—-Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (4/23/09)—A concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National STD Awareness Month.

International

S. Res. 109—-Sen. Mike Crapo (R-IN)/Foreign Relations (4/22/09)—A resolution commending the bravery of the girls who attend the Mirwais School for Girls in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

H. Con. Res. 108—-Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Foreign Affairs (4/23/09)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Shi’ite Personal Status Law in Afghanistan violates the fundamental human rights of women and should be repealed.

Miscellaneous

S. Res. 107—-Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT)/Considered and agreed to (4/21/09)—A resolution commending the University of Connecticut Huskies for their historic win in the 2009 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament.

H. Res. 344—-Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)/Education and Labor (4/21/09)—A resolution commending the University of Connecticut Huskies for their historic win in the 2009 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament.

H.R. 2014—-Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)/Financial Services, House Administration (4/21/09)—A bill to award a congressional gold medal to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (“WASP”). 

Reproductive Health

H.R. 2035—-Rep. David Davis (R-TN)/Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Agriculture (4/22/09)—A bill to provide for programs that reduce abortions, help women bear healthy children, and support new parents.

Violence Against Women

H. Con. Res. 104—-Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)/Judiciary (4/22/09)—A concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

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