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Bills Introduced

Child Protection

H.R. 1149—-Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL)/Judiciary (2/24/09)—A bill to reauthorize the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and for other purposes.


S. 471—-Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/25/09)—A bill to require the statistics commissioner to collect information from coeducational secondary schools on such schools’ athletic programs, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1144—-Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)/Science and Technology (2/24/09)—A bill to increase awareness of the existence of and to overcome gender bias in academic science and engineering through research and training, and for other purposes.


H. Con. Res. 62—-Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (2/25/09)—A concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of “National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.”

S. 487—-Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/26/09)—A bill to provide for human embryonic stem cell research.


H. Res. 194—-Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)/Foreign Affairs, Judiciary (2/26/09)—A resolution supporting the goals of International Women’s Day.


S. 451—-Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (2/23/09)—A bill to require the secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of the establishment of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

H.R. 1124—-Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)/Oversight and Government Reform, House Administration (2/23/09)—A bill to provide for the issuance of a semipostal postage 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.

S. Res. 55—-Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)/Judiciary (2/25/09)—A resolution designating each of February 4, 2009, and February 3, 2010, as “National Women and Girls in Sports Day.”

H. Con. Res. 67—-Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)/Oversight and Government Reform (2/26/09)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that Lena Horne should be recognized as one of the most popular performers of the 1940s and 1950s and for her outspoken opposition to racial and social injustice.

H. Res. 196—Rep. John Duncan (R-TN)/Education and Labor (2/26/09)—A resolution congratulating the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team (the “Lady Vols”) and head coach Pat Summitt on her 1000th victory.

Reproductive Health

H.R. 1236—-Rep. Steven Rothman (D-NJ)/Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means (2/26/09)—A bill to provide for the provision by hospitals receiving federal funds through the Medicare program or Medicaid program of emergency contraceptives to women who are survivors of sexual assault.


H.R. 1211—-Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD)/Veterans’ Affairs (2/26/09)—A bill to expand and improve health care services available to women veterans, especially those serving in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

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