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Bills Introduced

Adoption
H.R. 5640—-Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) / Education and Labor (03/14/08)—A bill to authorize the secretary of Health and Human Services to provide services for birthparents who have placed a child for adoption.

Child Care
H.R. 5598—-Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) / House Administration (03/12/08)—A bill to establish a program under which employing offices of the House of Representatives may agree to reimburse employees for child care expenses.

Child Protection
H.R. 5606—-Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-CA) / Judiciary (03/13/08)—A bill to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a permanent background check system.

S. 2756—-Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (03/13/08)—A bill to amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a permanent background check system.

Child Welfare
H.R. 5654—-Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) / Education and Labor (03/14/08)—A bill to authorize a program to provide grants to youth-serving organizations that carry out child-parent visitation programs for children with incarcerated parents.

Crime
H.R. 5652—-Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) / Judiciary (03/14/08)—A bill to direct the United States Sentencing Commission to make certain changes in the sentencing guidelines as they affect certain human trafficking offenses.

Education
S. 2759—-Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (03/13/08)—A bill to provide for Kindergarten Plus programs.

Health
S. Res. 479—-Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) / Considered and passed (03/11/08)—A resolution designating March 20, 2008, as “Second Annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.”

International
S. 2749—-Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) / Foreign Relations (03/12/08)—A bill to ensure that the highest priority for HIV/AIDS-related funding is saving lives most immediately and urgently threatened by HIV/AIDS, including babies at risk of being infected at birth.

S. 2762—-Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) / Foreign Relations (03/13/08)—A bill to prioritize the provision of assistance to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria to in-need countries.

Military
H. Res. 1054—-Rep. Susan A. Davis (D-CA) / Armed Services, Veterans Affairs (03/14/08)—A resolution honoring the service and achievements of women in the Armed Forces and female veterans.

Tax Policy
H.R. 5655—-Rep. Anthony D. Weiner (D-NY) / Ways and Means (03/14/08)—A bill to expand and improve the dependent care tax credit.

Veterans
H.R. 5564—-Rep. John B. Shadegg (R-AZ) / Veterans Affairs (03/10/08)—A bill to exclude an individual who has been convicted of committing certain sex offenses from receiving certain burial-related benefits and funeral honors that are otherwise available to certain veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and related individuals.

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