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Bills Introduced

Adoption

S. Res. 675—-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)/Considered and agreed to (9/22/08)—A resolution expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encouraging Americans to secure safety, permanency, and well-being for all children.

Child Care

H.R. 7001—-Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)/Education and Labor, Ways and Means (9/23/08)—A bill to improve access to high-quality early learning and child care for low-income children and working families, and for other purposes.

Child Protection

H.R. 6995—-Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)/Judiciary (9/22/08)—A bill to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a permanent background check system. 

S. Res. 693—-Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)/Considered and agreed to (9/27/08)—A resolution recognizing the month of November 2008 as National Homeless Youth Awareness Month.

Education

S. 3545—-Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (9/23/08)—A bill to enhance after-school programs in rural areas of the United States by establishing a pilot program to help communities establish and improve rural after-school programs. 

H. Con. Res. 439—-Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)/Education and Labor (9/26/08)—A concurrent resolution supporting the goals and ideals of “Lights On Afterschool!”, a national celebration of after-school programs. 

S. Con. Res. 104—-Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT)/Considered and agreed to (9/27/08)—A concurrent resolution supporting “Lights On Afterschool!”, a national celebration of after school programs.

 

Financial Literacy

H.R. 7135—-Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)/Education and Labor (9/28/08)—A bill to award grants to state educational agencies to support the provision of financial education to high school students. 

Health

H. Con. Res. 426—-Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (9/24/08)—A concurrent resolution recognizing the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Minority AIDS Initiative. 

S. Con. Res. 103—-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (9/24/08)—A concurrent resolution recognizing the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Minority AIDS Initiative. 

H.R. 7078—-Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)/Energy and Commerce (9/25/08)—A bill to increase awareness of, and research on, autoimmune diseases, which are a major women’s health problem, affect as many as 23.5 million Americans, and encompass more than 100 interrelated diseases, such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, polymyositis, pemphigus, myasthenia gravis, Wegener’s granulomatosis, psoriasis, celiac disease, autoimmune platelet disorders, scleroderma, alopecia areata, vitiligo, autoimmune thyroid disease, and sarcoidosis. 

H.R. 7198—-Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA)/Financial Services, Energy and Commerce (9/29/08)—A bill to establish the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Gift of Life Medal for organ donors and the family of organ donors. 

International

H. Res. 1482—-Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)/Foreign Affairs (9/23/08)—A resolution to condemn the efforts of the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations and the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to pressure and coerce the democratically elected government of the Republic of Ireland to reduce or eliminate its constitutionally established abortion restrictions. 

Judiciary

H.R. 7016—-Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)/Judiciary (9/23/08)—A bill to prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race, and for other purposes. 

Miscellaneous

S. 3530—-Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (9/22/08)—A bill to establish the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Gift of Life Medal for organ donors and the family or organ donors. 

S. 3539—-Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (9/23/08)—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. Res. 678—-Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)/Considered and agreed to (9/23/08)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. 

H. Res. 671—Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY)/Considered and agreed to (9/23/08)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. 

H.R. 7091—-Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)/Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and Labor (9/25/08)—A bill to encourage and assist women throughout pregnancy by providing services that will alleviate the financial, social, emotional, and other difficulties that may otherwise lead to an abortion. 

H. Res. 1487—-Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)/Energy and Commerce (9/23/08)—A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration should evaluate the scientific evidence on the question of whether to add more folic acid to enriched grain products and expand folic acid fortification into cornmeal and corn-based food products to help prevent further serious birth defects. 

S. 3639—-Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)/Environment and Public Works (9/28/08)—An original bill to protect pregnant women and children from dangerous lead exposures. 

Small Business

H.R. 7087—-Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY)/Small Business (9/25/08)—A bill to establish a mentorship program designed to help minority and women-owned small businesses build their capacities and access to contracting opportunities in the construction industry. 

Tax Policy

H.R. 7036—-Rep. Nancy Boyda (D-KS)/Ways and Means (9/24/08)—A bill to modify the dependent care credit to take into account expenses for care of parents and grandparents who do not live with the taxpayer. 

S. 3557—-Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)/Finance (9/24/08)—A bill to encourage savings, promote financial literacy, and expand opportunities for young adults by establishing KIDS Accounts. 

Violence Against Women

H.R. 7208—-Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)/Judiciary (9/29/08)—A bill to reduce and prevent teen dating violence, and for other purposes.

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