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Bills Introduced

Abortion

H.R. 614—-Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN)/Energy and Commerce (1/21/09)—A bill to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions, and for other purposes.

H.R. 634—-Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)/Judiciary (1/22/09)—A bill to prohibit taking minors across State lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions.

H.R. 636—-Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)/Ways and Means (1/22/09)—A bill to allow funds provided under the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families to be used for alternative-to-abortion services.

H.R. 649—-Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)/Energy and Commerce (1/22/09)—A bill to ensure that women seeking an abortion receive an ultrasound and the opportunity to review the ultrasound before giving informed consent to receive an abortion.

Employment

H.R. 626—-Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Oversight and Government Reform, House Administration (1/22/09)—A bill to provide that 4 of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes.

International

S. 311—-Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)/Foreign Relations (1/22/09)—A bill to prohibit the application of certain restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations with respect to the provision of assistance under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

Miscellaneous

H.R. 621—-Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA)/Financial Services (1/21/09)—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.

Reproductive Health

S. 310—-Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/22/09)—A bill to ensure that safety net family planning centers are eligible for assistance under the drug discount program.

H.R. 643—-Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)/Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and Labor (1/22/09)—A bill to encourage and assist women to carry their children to live birth by providing services, during and after pregnancy, that will alleviate the financial, social, emotional, and other difficulties that may otherwise lead to abortion.

Small Business

H.R. 648—-Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)/Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, Small Business (1/22/09)—A bill to establish the Commission on Women’s Business Ownership.

Violence Against Women

H. Res. 82—-Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)/Judiciary (1/22/09)—A resolution raising awareness and encouraging prevention of stalking by establishing January 2009 as “National Stalking Awareness Month.”

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