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Bills Introduced

Adoption
H.R. 5574—-Rep. Nick Lampson (D-TX) / Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means (10/26/00)—A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish an adoption awareness program and to promote adoptions through increased tax incentives.

Education
H.R. 5573—-Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) / Education and the Workforce (10/26/00)—A bill to establish or expand prekindergarten early learning programs.

H.R. 5583—-Rep. John F. Tierney (D-MA) / Education and the Workforce (10/26/00)—A bill to establish an alternative path to teaching in needy school districts.

H.R. 5584—-Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY) / Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means (10/26/00)—A bill to designate educational empowerment zones in certain low-income areas and to give a tax incentive to attract teachers to work in such areas.

Health
S. 3238—-Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (10/25/00)—A bill to provide protections for individuals who need mental health services.

Miscellaneous
H. Res. 649—-Rep. Tony P. Hall (D-OH) / International Relations (10/24/00)—A resolution urging the President to continue efforts to support programs and activities that provide food to the needy and school-age children in developing countries.

H.R. 5533—-Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) / International Relations, Ways and Means (10/24/00)—A bill to increase the U.S. financial and programmatic contributions to advancing the status of women and girls in low-income countries around the world.

Retirement
H.R. 5575—-Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) / Ways and Means (10/26/00)—A bill to eliminate the two-year waiting period for divorced spouse’s Social Security benefits following the divorce.

H.R. 5576—-Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) / Ways and Means (10/26/00)—A bill to provide for increases in widow’s and widower’s Social Security insurance benefits by reason of delayed retirement.

H.R. 5577—-Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) / Ways and Means (10/26/00)—A bill to provide for full Social Security benefits for disabled widows and widowers without regard to age.

H.R. 5578—-Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) / Ways and Means (10/26/00)—A bill to repeal the seven-year restriction on eligibility for widow’s and widower’s Social Security insurance benefits based on disability.

Tax Policy
H.R. 5524—-Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) / Ways and Means (10/23/00)—A bill to strengthen the effectiveness of the earned income tax credit in reducing child poverty and promoting work.

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