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Bills Introduced

Child Protection
S. 3378—-Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (7/31/08)—A bill to require all public school employees and those employed in connection with a public school to receive FBI background checks prior to being hired.

S. Res. 646—-Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (8/1/08)—A resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Runaway Prevention Month.

Education
S. 3352—-Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA)/Considered and passed (7/28/08)—A bill to temporarily extend the programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

H.R. 6632—-Rep. Michael Castle (R-DE)/Education and Labor, Financial Services (7/29/08)—A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to reform various programs and activities carried out under that Act.

Financial Literacy
S. 3372—Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)/Finance (7/31/08)—A bill to promote savings by providing a match for eligible taxpayers who contribute to savings products and to facilitate taxpayers receiving this match by opening a bank account when they file their federal income tax returns.

Health
H.R. 6680—-Rep. José Serrano (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (7/30/08)—A bill to permit the use of federal funds for syringe exchange programs for purposes of reducing the transmission of bloodborne pathogens, including HIV and viral hepatitis.

S. Res. 638—-Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (7/31/08)—A resolution supporting legislation promoting improved health care and access to health care for women.

H.R. 6788—-Rep. Randy Kuhl (R-NY)/Energy and Commerce (8/1/08)—A bill to extend through FY2012 funding under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

H. Res. 1412—-Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)/Energy and Commerce (8/1/08)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of a Pink Prayer Day and applauding the actions of medical professionals and other caregivers, researchers, patients and their families, and others who strive to combat and raise public awareness of breast cancer.

Military/Violence Against Women
H. Con. Res. 397—-Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA)/Armed Services (7/29/08)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress regarding sexual assaults and rape in the military.

Miscellaneous
S. Con. Res. 96—-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL)/Judiciary (7/29/08)—A concurrent resolution commemorating Irena Sendler, a woman whose bravery saved the lives of thousands during the Holocaust and remembering her legacy of courage, selflessness, and hope.

S. 3383—-Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)/Energy and Natural Resources (7/31/08)—A bill to establish the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, New York, and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties, Maryland.

H. Res. 1409—-Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Foreign Affairs (8/1/08)—A resolution recognizing the great strides made by the majority of countries participating in the Summer Olympic Games to increase the participation of women in sports and in the Summer Olympic Games, calling on the International Olympic Committee and all countries to take concrete steps to increase the participation of women in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

Reproductive Health
S. Res. 647—-Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)/Judiciary (8/1/08)—A resolution designating September 9, 2008, as National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day.

Small Business
S. 3362—-Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)/Small Business and Entrepreneurship (7/29/08)—A bill to reauthorize and improve the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

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