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Bills Introduced

Abortion
H.R. 4157—-Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) / Judiciary (11/13/07)—A bill to provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization.

Adoption
H. Res. 833—-Rep. James L. Oberstar (D-MN) / Education and Labor (11/15/07)—A resolution expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encouraging Americans to secure safety, permanency, and well-being for all children.

S. Res. 384—-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) / Considered and passed (11/15/07)—A resolution expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encouraging Americans to secure safety, permanency, and well-being for all children.

Child Protection
S. 2344—-Rep. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) / Judiciary (11/13/07)—A bill to create a competitive grant program to provide for age-appropriate Internet education for children.

S. 2360—-Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (11/15/07)—A bill to develop a national system of oversight of states for sexual misconduct in the elementary and secondary school system.

Education
S. 2365—-Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (11/15/07)—A bill to require educational institutions that receive Federal funds to obtain the affirmative, informed, written consent of a parent before providing a student information regarding sex, to provide parents the opportunity to review such information.

Foster Care
S. 2341—-Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (11/13/07)—A bill to provide Individual Development Accounts to support foster youths who are transitioning from the foster care system.

H.R. 4198—-Rep. Nick Lampson (D-TX) / Ways and Means (11/15/07)—A bill to provide for competitive grants for the establishment and expansion of programs that use networks of public, private, and faith-based organizations to recruit and train foster and adoptive parents and provide support services to foster children and their families.

H.R. 4207—-Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV) / Ways and Means (11/15/07)—A bill to provide states with the incentives, flexibility and resources to develop child welfare services that focus on improving circumstances for children, whether in foster care or in their own homes.

H.R. 4208—-Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV) / Ways and Means (11/15/07)—A bill to create the income security conditions and family supports needed to ensure permanency for the nation’s unaccompanied youth.

Health
H.R. 4206—-Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV) / Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means (11/15/07)—A bill to improve access to, and increase utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under the Medicare part B program.

S. 2376—-Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) / Finance (11/16/07)—A bill to establish a demonstration project to provide for patient-centered medical homes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency in providing medical assistance under the Medicaid program and child health assistance under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Small Business
H.R. 4212—-Rep. Robert E. Cramer (D-AL) / Small Business (11/15/07)—A bill to authorize the administrator of the Small Business Administration to deem certain small business concerns qualified HUBZone small business concerns.

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