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Bills Introduced

Abortion

S. 21—-Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/6/09)—A bill to reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce abortions, and improve access to women’s health care.

S. 85—-Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/6/09)—A bill to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions.

S. 96—-Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/6/09)—A bill to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities.

S. 98—-Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/6/09)—A bill to impose admitting privilege requirements with respect to physicians who perform abortions.

H.R. 227—-Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA)/Judiciary (1/7/09)—A bill to provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization.

Child Protection

S. 163—-Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)/Judiciary (1/7/09)—A bill to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a permanent background check system.

H.R. 63—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Ways and Means, Judiciary, Energy and Commerce (1/6/09)—A bill to require hospitals reimbursed under the Medicare system to establish and implement security procedures to reduce the likelihood of infant patient abduction and baby switching, including procedures for identifying all infant patients in the hospital in a manner that ensures that it will be evident if infants are missing from the hospital.

Child Welfare

H.R. 29—-Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL)/Financial Services, Education and Labor (1/6/09)—A bill to amend the definition of “homeless person” under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to include certain homeless children and youth.

H.R. 380—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Judiciary, Education and Labor (1/9/09)—A bill to provide for the establishment of a task force within the Bureau of Justice Statistics to gather information about, study, and report to the Congress regarding, incidents of abandonment of infant children.

Crime

H.R. 288—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Judiciary (1/6/09)—A bill to create a separate DNA database for violent predators against children, and for other purposes.

H.R. 382—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Judiciary (1/9/09)—A bill to create a separate DNA database for predators against children, and for other purposes.

Education

S. 7—-Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (1/6/09)—A bill to expand educational opportunities for all Americans by increasing access to high-quality early childhood education and after school programs, advancing reform in elementary and secondary education, strengthening mathematics and science instruction, and ensuring that higher education is more affordable, and for other purposes.

Employment

S. 166—-Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/7/09)—A bill to clarify the filing period applicable to charges of discrimination, and for other purposes.

H.R. 11—Rep. George Miller (D-CA) (1/6/09)—A bill to clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice that is unlawful under such Acts occurs each time compensation is paid pursuant to the discriminatory compensation decision or other practice, and for other purposes.

H.R. 12—-Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) (1/6/09)—A bill to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.

S. 181—-Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)/Read first time (1/6/09)—A bill to clarify that a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice that is unlawful under such Acts occurs each time compensation is paid pursuant to the discriminatory compensation decision or other practice, and for other purposes.

S. 182—-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)/Read first time (1/6/09)—A bill to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.

H.R. 399—-Rep. John Dingell (D-MI)/Education and Labor (1/9/09)—A bill to direct the secretary of Labor to make a grant to a public university to establish the Center for the Study of Women and Workplace Policy.

Health

S. 82—-Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Finance (1/6/09)—A bill to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, to limit income eligibility expansions under that program until the lowest income eligible individuals are enrolled, and for other purposes.

S. 142—-Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)/Finance (1/6/09)—A bill to ensure that every uninsured child in America has health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.

H.R. 26—-Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL)/Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce (1/6/09)—A bill to raise awareness of eating disorders and to create educational programs concerning the same, and for other purposes.

H.R. 180—-Rep. José Serrano (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (1/6/09)—A bill to waive the requirement for proof of citizenship during first year of life for children born in the United States to a Medicaid-eligible mother.

H. Res. 7—-Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL)/Energy and Commerce (1/6/09)—A resolution encouraging increased public awareness of eating disorders and expanded research for treatment and cures.

H.R. 321—-Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)/Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and Labor (1/8/09)—A bill to expand coverage options under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) through premium assistance.

H.R. 439—- Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT)/Energy and Commerce (1/9/09)—A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act regarding residential treatment programs for pregnant and parenting women, a program to reduce substance abuse among nonviolent offenders.

International

H. Res. 22—-Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)/Foreign Affairs (1/6/09)—A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Senate should ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

H.J. Res. 10—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Foreign Affairs (1/7/09)—A joint resolution denouncing the practices of female genital mutilation, domestic violence, “honor” killings, acid burnings, dowry deaths, and other gender-based persecutions; expressing the sense of Congress that participation, protection, recognition, and equality of women is crucial to achieving a just, moral, and peaceful society, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

H. Con. Res. 8—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Oversight and Government Reform (1/7/09)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued honoring Barbara Charline Jordan.

H. Con. Res. 15—-Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/Oversight and Government Reform (1/8/09)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the United States Postal Service should issue a commemorative postage stamp honoring former Representative Shirley Chisholm (D-NY), and that the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend to the postmaster general that such a stamp be issued.

H. Res. 36—-Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/House Administration (1/8/09)—A resolution acknowledging the 40th anniversary of the election of Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, the first African-American woman in Congress.

H.R. 406—-Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA)/Financial Services (1/9/09)—A bill to award a congressional gold medal in recognition of Alice Paul’s role in the women’s suffrage movement and in advancing equal rights for women.

H. Res. 49—-Rep. Diane Watson/ Oversight and Government Reform (1/9/09)—A resolution honoring Karen Bass for becoming the first African American woman elected speaker of the California State Assembly.

Reproductive Health

H.R. 20—-Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)/Energy and Commerce (1/6/09)—A bill to provide for research on, and services for individuals with, postpartum depression and psychosis.

H.R. 221—-Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA)/Energy and Commerce (1/6/09)—A bill to require assurances that certain family planning service projects and programs will provide pamphlets containing the contact information of adoption centers.

Tax Policy

S. 74—-Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) (1/6/09)—A bill to provide permanent tax relief from the marriage penalty.

S. 24—-Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)/Finance (1/7/09)—A bill to strengthen the earned income tax credit.

S. 26—-Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)/Finance (1/7/09)—A bill to reset the income threshold used to calculate the refundable portion of the child tax credit and to repeal the sunset for certain prior modifications made to the credit.

H.R. 85—-Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL)/Ways and Means (1/6/09)—A bill to provide permanent relief from the marriage penalty under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

H.R. 452—-Rep. Harry Teague (D-NM)/Ways and Means (1/9/09)—A bill to make the child credit refundable for five years.

Veterans

H.R. 293—-Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN)/Veterans’ Affairs (1/8/09)—A bill to direct the secretary of Labor to carry out a grant program to provide reintegration services through programs and facilities that emphasize services for homeless women veterans and homeless veterans with children.

Violence Against Women

H. Res. 46—-Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)/Judiciary (1/9/09)—A resolution raising awareness and encouraging prevention of stalking by establishing January 2009 as “National Stalking Awareness Month.”

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