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Bills Introduced

Adoption
H.R. 6014—-Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH)/Ways and Means (5/8/08)—A bill to allow a tax credit for birth mothers whose children are adopted.

Child Care
S. 2980—-Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/6/08)—A bill to improve access to high quality early learning and child care for low-income children and working families.

Child Welfare
S. 2982—-Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)/Judiciary (5/6/08)—A bill to amend the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act to authorize appropriations.

H. Res. 1185—-Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)/Ways and Means (5/8/08)—A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should recognize the important contributions of Americans who serve as foster parents and, in doing so, unselfishly open their homes and family lives to children in need.

Crime
H.R. 5981—-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)/Judiciary (5/6/08)—A bill to reauthorize certain DNA-related grant programs under the Justice for All Act of 2004.

H.J. Res. 82—-Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA)/Judiciary (5/8/08)—A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States allowing castration after conviction for the rape of a child under 16 years of age.

H.J. Res. 83—-Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA)/Judiciary (5/8/08)—A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the Constitution does not preclude a penalty of death, including when it is imposed for the rape of a child under 16 years of age.

Family Planning
H.R. 5968—-Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA)/Energy and Commerce (5/5/08)—A bill to require assurances that certain family planning service projects and programs will provide pamphlets containing the contact information of adoption centers.

Health
H.R. 5961—-Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA)/Energy and Commerce (5/5/08)—A bill to place a general eligibility ceiling of 250 percent of the poverty level on gross income for eligibility for benefits under Medicaid and SCHIP.

H.R. 5979—-Rep. Peter King (R-NY)/Energy and Commerce (5/6/08)—A bill to provide for the national collection of data on stillbirths in a standardized manner.

S. Con. Res. 81—-Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI)/Considered and agreed to (5/7/08)—A concurrent resolution supporting “National Women’s Health Week.”

Miscellaneous
H. Res. 1180—-Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA)/ (Science and Technology) (5/7/08)—A resolution recognizing the efforts and contributions of outstanding women scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians in the United States and around the world on Mother’s Day, 2008.

Reproductive Health
H. Con. Res. 342—-Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR)/Energy and Commerce (5/6/08)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Food and Drug Administration’s new policy restricting women’s access to medications containing estriol does not serve the public interest.

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