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Bills Introduced

Abortion
H.R. 4852—-Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) / Ways and Means (12/19/07)—A bill to allow funds provided under the program of block grants to states for temporary assistance for needy families to be used for alternative-to-abortion services.

Child Custody
S. Con. Res. 59—-Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (12/18/07)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that joint custody laws for fit parents should be passed by each state, so that more children are raised with the benefits of having a father and a mother in their lives.

Child Protection
H.R. 4850—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Energy and Commerce (12/19/07)—A bill to increase the civil penalties for certain violations relating to children’s products containing lead.

Child Welfare
H.R. 4880—-Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) / Education and Labor, Financial Services (12/19/07)—A bill to provide for the implementation of protection and services for children and youths in and out of home care.

Employment
S. 2514—-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (12/18/07)—A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for an increase in the federal minimum wage and to ensure that increases in the federal minimum wage keep pace with any pay adjustments for members of Congress.

Health
H.R. 4848—-Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) / Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means (12/19/07)—A bill to extend for one year parity in the application of certain limits to mental health benefits.

H.R. 4849—-Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA) / Energy and Commerce (12/19/07)—A bill to prohibit discrimination in federal assisted health care services and research programs on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability status.

S. 2522—-Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV) / Finance (12/19/07)—A bill to guarantee comprehensive health care coverage for all children born after 2008.

International
H.R. 4914—-Rep. Donald M. Payne (D-NJ) / Foreign Affairs (12/19/07)—A bill to amend the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 to provide for the integration of food security and nutrition activities into prevention, care, treatment, and support activities.

Miscellaneous
H. Res. 880—-Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN) / Considered and passed (12/17/07)—A resolution expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of the Honorable Julia Carson, a representative of the state of Indiana.

S. Res. 407—-Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) / Considered and passed (12/17/07)—A resolution relative to the death of Representative Julia Carson, of Indiana.

H.R. 4835—-Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) / Energy and Commerce (12/18/07)—A bill to promote transparency in the adoption of new media ownership rules by the Federal Communications Commission, and to establish an independent panel to make recommendations on how to increase the representation of women and minorities in broadcast media ownership.

H. Con. Res. 275—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Oversight and Government Reform (12/19/07)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued honoring Barbara Charline Jordan.

Reproductive Health
S. 2510—-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (12/18/07)—A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide revised standards for quality assurance in screening and evaluation of gynecologic cytology preparations.

Violence Against Women
S. Res. 414—-Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) / (12/18/07)—A resolution designating January 2008 as “National Stalking Awareness Month.”

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