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Bills Introduced

Adoption
S. 1686—-Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) / Finance (09/30/03)—A bill to reauthorize the adoption incentive payments program under part E of title IV of the Social Security Act.

Crime
H.R. 3214—-Rep. James F. Sensenbrenner (R-WI) / Armed Services, Judiciary (10/01/03)—A bill to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA samples collected from crime scenes and convicted offenders, to improve and expand the DNA testing capacity of federal, state, and local crime laboratories, to increase research and development of new DNA testing technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of DNA evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent, to improve the performance of counsel in state capital cases, and for other purposes.

S. 1700—-Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) / Judiciary (10/01/03)—A bill to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA samples collected from crime scenes and convicted offenders, to improve and expand the DNA testing capacity of federal, state, and local crime laboratories, to increase research and development of new DNA testing technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of DNA evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent, to improve the performance of counsel in state capital cases, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3237—-Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) / Judiciary (10/02/03)—A bill to improve the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and for other purposes.

S. 1706—-Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) / Judiciary (10/02/03)—A bill to improve the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and for other purposes.

Discrimination
S. 1705—-Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (10/02/03)—A bill to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Education
S. 1677—-Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (09/29/03)—A bill to encourage partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions of higher education.

S. 1690—-Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (10/01/03)—A bill to provide for integrated workforce training programs for adults with limited English proficiency.

H.R. 3232—-Rep. Michael N. Castle (R-DE) / Education and the Workforce (10/02/03)—A bill to reauthorize certain school lunch and child nutrition programs for fiscal year 2004.

Health
S. 1666—-Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (09/26/03)—A bill to establish comprehensive state diabetes control and prevention programs.

H.R. 3203—-Rep. Richard H. Baker (R-LA) / Energy and Commerce (09/30/03)—A bill to authorize grants for education, screening, and treatment with the goal of preventing diabetic foot complications and lower extremity amputations, and for other purposes.

S. 1684—-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (09/30/03)—A bill to require that group and individual health insurance plans provide coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies and lymph node dissections performed for the treatment of breast cancer.

S. 1699—-Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (10/01/03)—A bill to amend the Head Start Act to require parental consent for nonemergency intrusive physical examinations.

H. Con. Res. 292—-Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) / Energy and Commerce (10/02/03)—Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that Congress should adopt and implement the goals and recommendations provided by the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health through legislation or other appropriate action to help ensure affordable, accessible, and high quality mental health care for all Americans.

H.R. 3243—-Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-MN) / Energy and Commerce (10/02/03)—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.1704—-Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (10/02/03)—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.

Housing
S. 1697—-Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) / Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (10/01/03)—A bill to establish the elderly housing plus health support demonstration program to modernize public housing for elderly and disabled persons.

Miscellaneous
H. Res. 386—-Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA) / Government Reform (10/01/03)—A resolution honoring the life and accomplishments of Althea Gibson, a pioneer who left an indelible mark on sports, breaking the color barrier in the sport of tennis in the 1950s and helping pave the way for future generations of black athletes.

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