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Bills Introduced

Child Care
H.R. 4597 —-Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) / Judiciary, Ways and Means (04/25/02)—A bill to prevent nonimmigrant aliens who are delinquent in child support payments from gaining entry into the United States.

Education
H.R. 4585 —-Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) / Energy and Commerce (04/24/02)—A bill to extend abstinence education funding under the maternal and child health program through fiscal year 2007.

Health
H. Con. Res. 385 —-Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) / Energy and Commerce (04/23/02)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the Secretary of Health and Human Services should conduct or support research on certain tests to screen for ovarian cancer, and federal health care programs and group and individual health plans should cover the tests if demonstrated to be effective, and for other purposes.

S. 2234—-Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (04/23/02)—A bill to provide for expanding, intensifying, and coordinating activities of the Office on Women’s Health in the Department of Health and Human Services with respect to autoimmune disease in women.

S. 2249 —-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (04/24/02)—A bill to establish a grant program regarding eating disorders, and for other purposes.

Reproductive Health
H.R. 4602 —-Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI) / Energy and Commerce (04/25/02)—A bill to reduce the rate of maternal morbidity and mortality, to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes, to reduce pre-term labor, to examine the impact of pregnancy on the short-and long-term health of women, to expand knowledge about the safety and dosing of drugs to treat pregnant women with chronic conditions and women who become sick during pregnancy, to expand public health prevention, education and outreach, and to develop improved and more accurate data collection related to maternal morbidity and mortality.

S. 2271 —-Sen. Robert Smith (R-NH) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (04/25/02)—A bill to provide for research on, and services for, individuals with post-abortion depression and psychosis.

S. 2328 —-Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (04/25/02)—A bill to ensure a safe pregnancy for all women in the United States, to reduce the rate of maternal morbidity and mortality, to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in maternal health outcomes, to reduce pre-term labor, to examine the impact of pregnancy on the short-and long-term health of women, to expand knowledge about the safety and dosing of drugs to treat pregnant women with chronic conditions and women who become sick during pregnancy, to expand public health prevention, education and outreach, and to develop improved and more accurate data collection related to maternal morbidity and mortality.

Violence Against Women
S. 2236 —-Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (04/24/02)—A bill to provide coverage for domestic violence screening and treatment, to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to improve the response of health care systems to domestic violence, and to train health care providers and federally qualified health centers regarding screening, identification, and treatment for families experiencing domestic violence.

S. 2318 —-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) / Judiciary (04/25/02)—A bill to provide additional resources to states to eliminate the backlog of unanalyzed rape kits and to ensure timely analysis of rape kits in the future.

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