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Bills Introduced

Child Protection  

S. 608—-Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (3/17/09)—A bill to exclude secondary sales, repair services, and certain vehicles from the ban on lead in children’s products, and for other purposes.


H.R. 1623—-Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)/Foreign Affairs, Judiciary (3/19/09)— A bill to protect children from sexual exploitation by mandating reporting requirements for convicted sex traffickers and other sex offenders against minors intending to engage in international travel, providing advance notice of intended travel by high risk sex offenders outside the United States to the government of the country of destination, preventing entry into the United States by any foreign sex offender against a minor, and for other purposes.

Financial Literacy

H.R. 1645—-Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Education and Labor (3/19/09)—A bill to provide grants to promote financial and economic literacy.


S. 662—-Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND)/Finance (3/19/09)—A bill to provide for reimbursement of certified midwife services and to provide for more equitable reimbursement rates for certified nurse-midwife services.

H. Res. 260—-Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)/Energy and Commerce (3/18/09)—A resolution supporting efforts to reduce infant mortality in the United States. 


H. Res. 262—-Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Foreign Affairs (3/18/09)—A resolution expressing the strong concern of the House of Representatives about the actions of the Taliban in Swat, Pakistan, to restrict girls’ access to education.


S. 614—-Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (3/17/09)—A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP).

H. Res. 245—-Rep. Baron Hill (D-IN)/Oversight and Government Reform (3/16/09)—A resolution congratulating Miss Katie Stam for being crowned Miss America 2009 and thanking the participants in, and supporters of, the Miss America Competition for their contributions to young women’s lives and communities.

H. Res. 253—-Rep. Dan Boren (R-OK)/Natural Resources (3/17/09)—A resolution honoring Ms. Lois Burton for setting an example for all women through her influence and dedication to the Choctaw Nation and to improved health care and education in honor of Women’s History Month. 

H.R. 1565—-Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)/Oversight and Government Reform, House Administration (3/19/09)—A bill to provide for the issuance of a semipostal stamp in order to afford a convenient means by which members of the public may contribute towards the acquisition of works of art to honor female pioneers in government service. 

Reproductive Health 

S. 611—-Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/17/09)—A bill to provide for the reduction of adolescent pregnancy, HIV rates, and other sexually transmitted diseases, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1551—-Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (3/17/09)—A bill to provide for the reduction of adolescent pregnancy, HIV rates, and other sexually transmitted diseases, and for other purposes. 

Small Business 

H.R. 1541—-Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY)/Considered and passed (3/19/09)—A bill to provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, and for other purposes. 

Tax Policy 

H.R. 1654—-Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)/Ways and Means (3/19/09)—A bill to provide credits against income tax for qualified stem cell research, the storage of qualified stem cells, and the donation of umbilical cord blood.  


S. 597—-Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Veterans Affairs (3/16/09)—A bill to expand and improve health care services available to women veterans, especially those serving in operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1522—-Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)/Veterans Affairs, Armed Services (3/16/09)—A bill to provide that service of the members of the organization known as the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II constituted active military service for purposes of laws administered by the secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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