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Bills Introduced


H.R. 1505—-Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH)/Education and Labor (3/12/09)—A bill to authorize the secretary of Health and Human Services to provide services for birth parents who have placed a child for adoption, and for other purposes.

Child Protection

H.R. 1422—-Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX)/Judiciary (3/10/09)—A bill to reauthorize through 2014 certain programs under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.

H.R. 1469—-Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)/Judiciary (3/12/09)—A bill to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a permanent background check system.


H. Res. 232—-Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO)/Education and Labor (3/10/09)—A resolution recognizing and commending the Toys for Tots Literacy Program for its contributions in raising awareness of illiteracy, promoting children’s literacy, and fighting poverty through the support of literacy.

Food Security

S. 581—-Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (3/12/09)—A bill to require the exclusion of combat pay from income for purposes of determining eligibility for child nutrition programs and the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children.


H. Res. 231—-Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (3/10/09)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of “Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month” and “National DVT Screening Day,” and supporting efforts to educate the public about deep vein thrombosis, in memory of former Representative Jennifer Dunn (R-WA).

H.R. 1429—-Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)/Judiciary (3/11/09)—A bill to provide for an effective HIV/AIDS program in federal prisons.


H.R. 1410—-Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)/Foreign Affairs (3/10/09)—A bill to provide assistance to improve the health of newborns, children, and mothers in developing countries, and for other purposes.


H. Res. 239—-Rep. Travis Childers (D-MS)/Education and Labor (3/12/09)—A resolution honoring the 125th anniversary of Mississippi University for Women.

Tax Policy

H.R. 1500—-Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI)/Ways and Means (3/12/09)—A bill to increase and make refundable the dependent care credit.

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