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Bills Introduced

Child Safety
H.R. 4623 —-Rep. Lamar S. Smith (R-TX) / Judiciary (04/30/02)—A bill to prevent trafficking in child pornography and obscenity, to proscribe pandering and solicitation relating to visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, to prevent the use of child pornography and obscenity to facilitate crimes against children, and for other purposes.

H.R. 4645 —-Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA) / Judiciary (05/02/02)—A bill to prohibit the sale or rental of adult video games to minors.

H.R. 4658 —-Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) / Judiciary (05/02/02)—A bill to punish persons who use false or misleading domain names to attract children to Internet sites not appropriate for children.

Health
S. 2393 —-Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (04/29/02)—A bill to provide protections for individuals who need mental health services, and for other purposes.

S. 2427 —-Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (04/30/02)—A bill to require the National Institutes of Mental Health and the Human Resources and Services Administration to award grants to prevent and treat depression.

S. 2439 —-Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) / (05/01/02)—A bill to prohibit human cloning while preserving important areas of medical research, including stem sell research.

Miscellaneous
H.R. 4654 —-Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) / Energy and Commerce (05/02/02)—A bill to provide programs to improve nurse retention, the nursing workplace, and the quality of care.

S. 2444 —-Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) / Judiciary (05/02/02)—A bill to improve the administration and enforcement of the immigration laws, to enhance the security of the United States, and to establish the Office of Children’s Services within the Department of Justice, and for other purposes.

S. 2445 —-Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (05/02/02)—A bill to establish a program to promote child literacy by making books available through early learning, child care, literacy, and nutrition programs, and for other purposes.

Reproductive Health
H. Con. Res. 393 —-Rep. Eva M. Clayton (D-NC) / Energy and Commerce (05/01/02)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the nation should take additional steps to ensure the prevention of teen pregnancy by engaging in measures to educate teenagers as to why they should stop and think about the negative consequences before engaging in premature sexual activity.

H.R. 4644 —-Rep. Gary L. Ackerman (D-NY) / Energy and Commerce (05/02/02)—A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to testing pregnant women and newborn infants for infection with the human immunodeficiency virus.

S. 2449 —-Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) / Finance (05/02/02)—A bill to allow federal payments to be made to states under Medicaid for providing pregnancy-related services or services for the testing or treatment for communicable diseases to aliens who are not lawfully admitted for permanent residence or otherwise permanently residing in the United States, and for other purposes.

Tax Policy
H.R. 4626 —-Rep. Amo Houghton (R-NY) / Ways and Means (05/01/02)—A bill to accelerate the expansion of the standard deduction for the marriage tax penalty relief and to modify the work opportunity credit and the welfare-to-work credit.

Violence Against Women
H.R. 4655 —-Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) / Ways and Means (05/02/02)—A bill to ensure that all states address domestic and sexual violence in their Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

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