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Bills Introduced

Abortion
S. 350—-Rep. David Vitter (R-LA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/22/07)—A bill to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in government activities.

S. 356—-Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/22/07)—A bill to ensure that women seeking an abortion are fully informed regarding the pain experienced by their unborn child.

Child Abuse
S. 398—-Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) / Indian Affairs (01/25/07)—A bill to identify and remove barriers to reducing child abuse, to provide for examinations of certain children.

Discrimination
S. 358—-Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/22/07)—A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment.

Education
H.R. 601—-Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) / Education and Labor (01/22/07)—A bill to expand the definition of independent student in the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include homeless youth.

H.R. 627—-Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) / Appropriations, Education and Labor (01/22/07)—A bill to require full funding of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

S. 343—-Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) / Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (01/22/07)—A bill to extend the District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999.

S. 348—-Sen. Michael K. Crapo (R-ID) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/22/07)—A bill to improve the amendments made by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

H.R. 648—-Rep. Don Young (R-AK) / Education and Labor (01/23/07)—A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

H.R. 669—-Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI) / Education and Labor (01/24/07)—A bill to direct the Secretary of Labor to make a grant to a public university to establish the Center for the Study of Women and Workplace Policy.

H.R. 684—-Rep. Dennis Moore (D-KS) / Education and Labor (01/24/07)—A bill to require full funding of part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Family Planning
S. 351—-Rep. David Vitter (R-LA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/22/07)—A bill to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions.

Family Support
H.R. 687—-Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-MN) / Energy and Commerce (01/24/07)—A bill to establish a state family support grant program to end the practice of parents giving legal custody of their seriously emotionally disturbed children to state agencies for the purpose of obtaining mental health services for those children.

S. 382—-Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/24/07)—A bill to establish a state family support grant program to end the practice of parents giving legal custody of their seriously emotionally disturbed children to state agencies for the purpose of obtaining mental health services for those children.

Foster Care
S. 379—-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) / Finance (01/24/07)—A bill to support the establishment or expansion and operation of programs using a network of public and private community entities to provide mentoring for children in foster care.

Health
S. 362—-Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/23/07)—A bill to expand the number of embryonic stem cell lines available for federally funded research.

S. 363—-Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/23/07)—A bill to provide increased federal funding for stem cell research, to expand the number of embryonic stem cell lines available for federally funded research, to provide ethical guidelines for stem cell research, and to derive human pluripotent stem cell lines using techniques that do not create an embryo or embryos for research or knowingly harm human embryo or embryos.

H.R. 676—-Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) / Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Ways and Means (01/24/07)—A bill to provide for comprehensive health insurance coverage for all United States residents.

S. 401—-Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV) / Finance (01/24/07)—A bill to eliminate funding shortfalls for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) for fiscal year 2007.

S. 400—-Rep. John E. Sununu (R-NH) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/25/07)—A bill to ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage.

Housing
H.R. 655—-Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY) / Financial Services (01/24/07)—A bill to provide for more accurate valuation of multifamily housing properties, and loans for such properties, that are sold at a discount by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to facilitate acquisition of such properties that maintains the properties as affordable housing.

International
H. Res. 100—-Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-CA) / Foreign Affairs (01/24/07)—A resolution expressing the sympathy of the House to the families of women and girls murdered in Guatemala and encouraging the Government of Guatemala to bring an end to these crimes.

H. Res. 101—-Rep. Lynn C. Woolsey (D-CA) / Foreign Affairs (01/24/07)—A resolution expressing the sense of the House that the Senate should ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

Judiciary
H.R. 618—-Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) / Judiciary (01/22/07)—A bill to implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.

Labor
S. 347—-Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) / Finance (01/22/07)—A bill to provide for an increase in the federal minimum wage.

S. 367—-Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) / Finance (01/23/07)—A bill to prohibit the import, export, and sale of goods made with sweatshop labor.

S. 371—-Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/24/07)—A bill to clarify the house parent exemption to certain wage and hour requirements.

Miscellaneous
H.R. 622—-Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) / Financial Services (01/22/07)—A bill to posthumously award a Congressional gold medal to Shirley Chisholm.

S. Res. 36—-Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) / Judiciary (01/22/07)—A resolution honoring women’s health advocate Cynthia Boles Dailard.

H.R. 693—-Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY) / Transportation and Infrastructure (01/24/07)—A bill to require restroom gender parity in federal buildings.

Tax Policy
S. 349—-Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) / Finance (01/22/07)—An original bill to provide additional tax incentives to employers and employees of small businesses, and for other purposes.

S. 359—-Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) / Finance (01/22/07)—A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide additional support to students.

H.R. 636—-Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) / Ways and Means (01/23/07)—A bill to improve health care choice by providing for the tax deductibility of medical expenses by individuals.

S. 360—-Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) / Finance (01/23/07)—A bill to expand expenses which qualify for the Hope Scholarship Credit and to make the Hope Scholarship Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit refundable.

S. 397—-Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) / Finance (01/25/07)—A bill to allow individuals a refundable credit against income tax for the purchase of private health insurance.

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