H.R. 6893—-Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)/Ways and Means (9/15/08)—A bill to connect and support relative caregivers, improve outcomes for children in foster care, provide for tribal foster care and adoption access, improve incentives for adoption, and for other purposes.
H. Res. 1432—-Rep. Jon Porter (R-NV)/Ways and Means (9/15/08)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children in foster care awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, recognizing current programs and efforts designed to promote adoption, and encouraging people in the United States to seek improved safety, permanency, and well-being for all children.
S. 3492—-Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)/Finance (9/16/08)—A bill to ensure states follow best policies and practices for supporting and retaining foster parents and to require the secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to states to improve the empowerment, leadership, support, training, recruitment, and retention of foster care, kinship care, and adoptive parents.
H. Res. 1440—-Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)/Education and Labor (9/16/08)—A resolution expressing support for designation of the month of October as “National Work and Family Month.”
S. Con. Res. 98—-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (9/15/08)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress on the need for a national AIDS strategy.
H. Con. Res. 413—-Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (9/15/08)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress on the need for a national AIDS strategy.
H.R. 6906—-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (9/15/08)—A bill to provide for sex education, substance abuse treatment and prevention, and for other purposes.
S. 3514—-Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)/Judiciary (9/18/08)—A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity and for other purposes.
H.R. 6938—-Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA)/Judiciary (9/18/08)—A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6950—-Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA)/Financial Services, Energy and Commerce (9/18/08)—A bill to establish the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Gift of Life Medal for organ donors and the family of organ donors.
S. 3495—-Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)/Environment and Public Works (9/16/08)—A bill to protect pregnant women and children from dangerous lead exposures.
Violence Against Women
H.R. 6927—-Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Education and Labor, Judiciary (9/17/08)—A bill to protect the civil rights of victims of gender-motivated violence and to promote public safety, health, and regulate activities affecting interstate commerce by creating employer liability for negligent conduct that results in an individual’s committing a gender-motivated crime of violence against another individual on premises controlled by the employer, and for other purposes.