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Bills Introduced

Adoption
H.R. 104—-Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA) / Energy and Commerce (01/04/07)—A bill to require assurances that certain family planning service projects and programs will provide pamphlets containing the contact information of adoption centers.

H.R. 120—-Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA) / Foreign Affairs, Judiciary (01/04/07)—A bill to reform federal procedures relating to intercountry adoption.

H.R. 289—-Rep. Phil English (R-PA) / Ways and Means (01/05/07)—A bill to protect the religious freedom of providers of adoption or foster care services.

 

Child Care
S. 228—-Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/09/07)—A bill to establish a small business child care grant program.

 

Child Protection
S. 182—-Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) / Judiciary (01/04/07)—A bill to authorize the Attorney General to make grants to improve the ability of state and local governments to prevent the abduction of children by family members.

S. 49—-Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) / Commerce, Science, and Transportation (01/04/07)—A bill to prevent the carriage of child pornography by video service providers, to protect children from online predators, and to restrict the sale or purchase of children’s personal information in interstate commerce.

H.R. 252—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Judiciary (01/05/07)—A bill to create a separate DNA database for violent predators against children.

H.R. 257—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Ways and Means (01/05/07)—A bill to require hospitals reimbursed under the Medicare system to establish and implement security procedures to reduce the likelihood of infant patient abduction and baby switching, including procedures for identifying all infant patients in the hospital in a manner that ensures that it will be evident if infants are missing from the hospital.

H.R. 259—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Education and Labor, Judiciary (01/05/07)—A bill to provide for the establishment of a task force within the Bureau of Justice Statistics to gather information about, study, and report to the Congress regarding, incidents of abandonment of infant children.

H.R. 291—-Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-OH) / Judiciary (01/05/07)—A bill to establish a National Sex Offender Risk Classification Task Force to create guidelines for the establishment of a risk-based sex offender classification system for use in sex offender registries.

H.R. 350—-Rep. John Kline (R-MN) / Judiciary (01/09/07)—A bill to prohibit a convicted sex offender from obtaining approval of immigration petitions filed by the offender on behalf of family members.

 

Child Safety
H.R. 256—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Judiciary (01/05/07)—A bill to prevent children’s access to firearms.

 

Child Support
H.R. 78—-Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett (R-MD) / Judiciary, Ways and Means (01/04/07)—A bill to provide for the denial of family classification petitions filed by an individual who owes child support arrearages.

 

Education
S. 152—-Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/04/07)—A bill to establish a program to help states expand the educational system to include at least one year of early education preceding the year a child enters kindergarten.

S. 7—-Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/04/07)—A bill to amend title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and other laws and provisions and to urge Congress to make college more affordable through increased federal Pell Grants and by providing more favorable student loans and other benefits.

H. Res. 29—-Rep. Susan A. Davis (D-CA) / Education and Labor (01/05/07)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Mentoring Month 2007.

H.R. 5—-Rep. George Miller (D-CA) / Education and Labor (01/12/07)—A bill to reduce interest rates for student borrowers.

S. 282—-Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/12/07)—A bill to reduce over a 5-year period the interest rate on certain undergraduate student loans.

 

Health
H. Con. Res. 8—-Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) / Oversight and Government Reform (01/04/07)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the United States Postal Service should issue a commemorative postage stamp honoring victims of HIV/AIDS and recognizing the struggle to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS in the United States and throughout the world.

H.R. 113—-Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA) / Ways and Means (01/04/07)—A bill to require group health plans to provide coverage for reconstructive surgery following mastectomy, consistent with the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998.

H.R. 119—-Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA) / Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means (01/04/07)—A bill to require that health plans provide coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer and coverage for secondary consultations.

H.R. 15—-Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI) / Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means (01/04/07)—A bill to provide a program of national health insurance.

H.R. 208—-Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY) / Education and Labor (01/04/07)—A bill to expand the fruit and vegetable pilot program to five states, including New York, and to include Head Start programs.

S. 100—-Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) / Finance (01/04/07)—A bill to encourage the health of children in schools by promoting better nutrition and increased physical activity.

S. 142. —-Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) / Finance (01/04/07)—A bill to allow qualifying states to use all or any portion of their allotments under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program for certain Medicaid expenditures.

S. 150—-Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) / Environment and Public Works (01/04/07)—A bill to protect the health of pregnant women, fetuses, infants, and children by requiring a health advisory and drinking water standard for perchlorate.

S. 158—-Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) / Finance (01/04/07)—A bill to expand access to affordable health care and to strengthen the health care safety net and make health care services more available in rural and underserved areas.

S. 5—-Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) / Read for the first time (01/04/07)—A bill to provide for human embryonic stem cell research.

S. 51—-Rep. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/04/07)—A bill to derive human pluripotent stem cell lines using techniques that do not knowingly harm embryos.

S. 60—-Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/04/07)—A bill to provide a means for continued improvement in emergency medical services for children.

S. 95—-Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) / Finance (01/04/07)—A bill to ensure that every uninsured child in America has health insurance coverage.

H.R. 241—-Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) / Education and Labor (01/05/07)—A bill to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees.

H.R. 3—-Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) / Energy and Commerce (01/05/07)—A bill to provide for human embryonic stem cell research.

H.R. 322—-Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett (R-MD) / Energy and Commerce (01/09/07)—A bill to derive human pluripotent stem cell lines using techniques that do not harm human embryos.

 

Housing
H.R. 44—-Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY) / Financial Services (01/04/07)—A bill to preserve affordable housing opportunities for low-income families.

 

International
H. Con. Res. 7—-Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) / Foreign Affairs (01/04/07)—A concurrent resolution calling on the League of Arab States to acknowledge the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan and to step up their efforts to stop the genocide in Darfur.

S. 147—-Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) / Foreign Relations (01/04/07)—A bill to empower women in Afghanistan.

H. Con. Res. 16—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Foreign Affairs (01/05/07)—Concurrent resolution congratulating Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller for becoming the first democratically-elected female Prime Minister of Jamaica and the first female Jamaican head of state.

H. Res. 32—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Foreign Affairs (01/05/07)—A resolution denouncing the practices of female genital mutilation, domestic violence, “honor” killings, acid burning, dowry deaths, and other gender-based persecutions and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that participation, protection, recognition, and independence of women is crucial to achieving a just, moral, and honorable society.

H.R. 270—-Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) / Energy and Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Judiciary (01/05/07)—A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2008 through 2010 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.

 

Labor
H.R. 239—-Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) / Education and Labor (01/04/07)—A bill to increase the federal minimum wage and to provide an alternative minimum wage as an incentive to an employer to provide health care and child care benefits.

H.R. 32—-Rep. Darrell E. Issa (R-CA) / Education and Labor (01/04/07)—A bill to provide for a credit for certain health care benefits in determining the minimum wage.

S. 2—-Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) / Read for the first time (01/04/07)—A bill to provide for an increase in the federal minimum wage.

S. 80—-Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) / Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (01/04/07)—A bill to provide for eight weeks of paid leave for federal employees giving birth.

H. Res. 37—-Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-CA) / Education and Labor (01/05/07)—A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that all workers deserve fair treatment and safe working conditions, and honoring Dolores Huerta for her commitment to the improvement of working conditions for farm worker families and the rights of women and children.

H.R. 2—-Rep. George Miller (D-CA) / Energy and Commerce (01/05/07)—A bill to provide for an increase in the federal minimum wage.

H.R. 324—-Rep. Howard McKeon (R-CA) / Education and Labor, Ways and Means (01/09/07)—A bill to increase the minimum wage, to provide access to health care coverage to employees of small businesses, and to preserve American jobs.

 

Miscellaneous
H. Con. Res. 9—-Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) / Oversight and Government Reform (01/04/07)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the United States Postal Service should issue a commemorative postage stamp honoring former Representative Shirley Chisholm, and that the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend to the Postmaster General that such a stamp be issued.

H.R. 107—-Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA) / Oversight and Government Reform (01/04/07)—A bill to define marriage for all legal purposes in the District of Columbia to consist of the union of one man and one woman.

H. Res. 42—-Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (D-TX) / Oversight and Government Reform (01/09/07)—A resolution recognizing Ann Richards’ extraordinary contributions to Texas and American public life.

 

Reproductive Health
H.R. 178—-Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) / Judiciary (01/04/07)—A bill to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections in correctional facilities.

H.R. 20—-Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) / Energy and Commerce (01/04/07)—A bill to provide for research on, and services for individuals with, postpartum depression and psychosis.

H.R. 63—-Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett (R-MD) / Energy and Commerce (01/04/07)—A bill to provide that the approved application under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for the drug commonly known as RU-486 is deemed to have been withdrawn, and to provide for the review by the Comptroller General of the United States of the process by which the Food and Drug Administration approved the drug.

H.R. 283—-Rep. Susan A. Davis (D-CA) / Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means (01/05/07)—A bill to require that group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans permit enrollees direct access to services of obstetrical and gynecological physician services directly and without a referral.

H.R. 464—-Rep. Steven R. Rothman (D-NJ) / Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means (01/12/07)—A bill to provide for the provision by hospitals receiving federal funds through the Medicare Program or Medicaid Program of emergency contraceptives to women who are survivors of sexual assault.

H.R. 468—-Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-CA) / Energy and Commerce (01/12/07)—A bill to make grants to carry out activities to prevent teen pregnancy in racial or ethnic minority or immigrant communities.

 

Small Business
H.R. 434—-Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) / Small Business (01/12/07)—A bill to provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 through December 31, 2007.

 

Tax Policy
H.R. 115—-Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA) / Ways and Means (01/04/07)—A bill to allow a credit against tax for expenses related to the collection and storage of umbilical cord blood.

H.R. 163—-Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) / Ways and Means (01/04/07)—A bill to make permanent marriage penalty relief.

H.R. 193—-Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) / Ways and Means (01/04/07)—A bill to make higher education more affordable by providing a full tax deduction for higher education expenses and interest on student loans.

H.R. 87—-Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) / Ways and Means (01/04/07)—A bill to improve and expand education savings accounts.

S. 141—-Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) / Finance (01/04/07)—A bill to permanently increase the maximum annual contribution allowed to be made to Coverdell education savings accounts, and to provide for a deduction for contributions to education savings accounts.

S. 157—-Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) / Finance (01/04/07)—A bill to permanently increase the maximum annual contribution allowed to be made to Coverdell education savings accounts.

S. 181—-Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) / Finance (01/04/07)—A bill to provide permanent tax relief from the marriage penalty.

S. 21—-Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/04/07)—A bill to establish a program demonstrating multiple approaches to Lifelong Learning Accounts, which are portable, worker-owned savings accounts that can be used by workers to help finance education, training, and apprenticeships and which are intended to supplement both public and employer-provided education and training resources.

S. 26—-Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) / Finance (01/04/07)—A bill to establish a program demonstrating multiple approaches to Lifelong Learning Accounts, which are portable, worker-owned savings accounts that can be used by workers to help finance education, training, and apprenticeships and which are intended to supplement both public and employer-provided education and training resources.

S. 97—-Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) / Finance (01/04/07)—A bill to replace the Hope and Lifetime Learning credits with a partially refundable college opportunity credit.

S. 99—-Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) / Finance (01/04/07)—A bill to provide a refundable credit for small business employee health insurance expenses.

H.R. 242—-Rep. Jerry Weller (R-IL) / Ways and Means (01/05/07)—A bill to provide each American child with a KidSave Account.

H.R. 273—-Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) / Ways and Means (01/05/07)—A bill to repeal the sunset of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 with respect to the expansion of the adoption credit and adoption assistance programs.

H.R. 340—-Rep. John J. Duncan (R-TN) / Ways and Means (01/09/07)—A bill to allow remarried widows, widowers, and surviving divorced spouses to become or remain entitled to widow’s or widower’s insurance benefits if the prior marriage was for at least 10 years.

H.R. 341—-Rep. John J. Duncan (R-TN) / Ways and Means (01/09/07)—A bill to provide for payment of lump-sum death payments upon the death of a spouse.

S. 218—-Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) / Finance (01/09/07)—A bill to modify the income threshold used to calculate the refundable portion of the child tax credit.

H.R. 457—-Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) / Ways and Means (01/12/07)—A bill to provide credits against income tax for qualified stem cell research, the storage of qualified stem cells, and the donation of umbilical cord blood.

H.R. 471—-Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) / Ways and Means (01/12/07)—A bill to repeal the sunset of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 with respect to the expansion of the adoption credit and adoption assistance programs.

 

Violence Against Women
H.R. 203—-Rep. Steven R. Rothman (D-NJ) / Judiciary (01/04/07)—A bill to amend federal crime grant programs relating to domestic violence to encourage states and localities to implement gun confiscation policies, reform stalking laws, create integrated domestic violence courts, and hire additional personnel for entering protection orders.

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