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Bills Introduced

Abortion
H. J. Res. 4—-Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) / Judiciary (01/04/05)—A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States with respect to the right to life.

S. 51—-Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/24/05)—A bill to ensure that women seeking an abortion are fully informed regarding the pain experienced by their unborn child.

H.R. 356—-Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) / Energy and Commerce (01/25/05)—A bill to ensure that women seeking an abortion are fully informed regarding the pain experienced by their unborn child.

S. 8—-Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) / Judiciary (01/25/05)—A bill to prohibit taking minors across state lines in circumvention of laws requiring the involvement of parents in abortion decisions.

Child Care
H.R. 335—-Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) / Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means (01/25/05)—A bill to increase the availability and affordability of quality child care services by creating incentives for older individuals to join the child care workforce.

S. 233—-Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (02/01/05)—A bill to increase the supply of quality child care.

Child Protection
H.R. 96—-Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) / Judiciary (01/04/05)—A bill to modify the standards for the issuance of alerts through the AMBER Alert communications network.

H.R. 244—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Judiciary (01/06/05)—A bill to create a separate DNA database for violent predators against children.

H.R. 252—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Ways and Means (01/06/05)—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. 254—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Education and the Workforce, Judiciary (01/06/05)—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 Congress regarding incidents of abandonment of infant children.

S. 119—-Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) / Judiciary (01/24/05)—A bill to provide for the protection of unaccompanied alien children, and for other purposes.

S. 133—-Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO) / Judiciary (01/24/05)—A bill to modify the standards for the issuance of alerts through the AMBER Alert communications network.

Crime
H.R. 95—-Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-OH) / Judiciary (01/04/05)—A bill to establish a national sex offender registration database, and for other purposes.

Discrimination
H.R. 259—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Judiciary (01/06/05)—A bill to enhance federal enforcement of hate crimes.

H.R. 288—-Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY) / Education and the Workforce, Judiciary (01/06/05)—A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of affectional or sexual orientation.

Education
H.R. 132—-Rep. Ric Keller (R-FL) / Education and the Workforce (01/04/05)—A bill 1965 to prevent sex offenders subject to involuntary civil commitments from receiving federal student financial aid.

H.R. 133—-Rep. Ric Keller (R-FL) / Education and the Workforce (01/04/05)—A bill to increase the maximum Pell Grant.

H.R. 203—-Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY) / Education and the Workforce (01/04/05)—A bill to expand the fruit and vegetable pilot program to five additional states.

S. 117—-Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/24/05)—A bill to extend loan forgiveness for certain loans to Head Start teachers.

S. 15—-Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) / Finance (01/24/05)—A bill to improve education for all students.

S. Res. 8—-Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/24/05)—A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the maximum amount of a federal Pell Grant.

H.R. 363—-Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) / Appropriations, Education and the Workforce (01/25/05)—A bill to require full funding of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

H.R. 366—-Rep. Michael N. Castle (R-DE) / Education and the Workforce (01/26/05)—A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 to strengthen and improve programs under the law.

H.R. 367—-Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) / Education and the Workforce (01/26/05)—A bill to make permanent the teacher loan forgiveness provisions of the Teacher-Taxpayer Protection Act of 2003.

H.R. 450—-Rep. Vernon J. Ehlers (R-MI) / Ways and Means (02/01/05)—A bill to encourage stronger math and science programs at elementary and secondary schools.

S. 250—-Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (02/01/05)—A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 to improve programs under the law.

S. 286—-Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (02/03/05)—A bill to increase the federal Pell Grant maximum amount.

Family Planning
H.R. 69—-Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA) / Energy and Commerce (01/04/05)—A bill to require that certain family planning service projects and programs provide pamphlets containing the contact information of adoption centers.

H. Con. Res. 17—-Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA) / Education and the Workforce (01/06/05)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the National Academy of Sciences, through the Board on Children, Youth, and Families, should convene an expert panel to recommend the best practices and measures to use in data collection relating to foster care and to research and develop methods for streamlining the application and approval process for moving a child from foster care to a permanent residence.

S. 20—-Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/24/05)—A bill to expand access to preventive health care services that help reduce unintended pregnancy, reduce the number of abortions, and improve access to women’s health care.

Family Support
H. Con. Res. 8—-Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA) / Education and the Workforce (01/04/05)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the National Family Caregiver Support Program should be fully funded to continue its efforts to provide relief and necessary services to individuals who perform informal or unpaid care for the elderly and care for children under 18 years of age.

H.R. 229—-Rep. John E. Sweeney (R-NY) / Judiciary (01/04/05)—A bill to provide penalties for failure to pay certain obligations to spouses and ex-spouses that are similar to the penalties imposed for failure to pay child support obligations.

H.R. 260—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) / Judiciary (01/06/05)—A bill to modify the requirements for a child born abroad and out-of-wedlock to acquire citizenship based on the citizenship of the child’s father.

H.R. 279—-Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA) / Education and the Workforce, Government Reform (01/06/05)—A bill to include nurse practitioners and domestic partners within the scope of coverage of the Family and Medical Leave Act and to extend the period of family or medical leave for spouses employed by the same employer.

H.R. 475—-Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) / Administration, Education and the Workforce, Government Reform (02/01/05)—A bill to permit leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to care for a same-sex spouse, domestic partner, parent-in-law, adult child, sibling, or grandparent if the same-sex spouse, domestic partner, parent-in-law, adult child, sibling, or grandparent has a serious health condition.

H.R. 476—-Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) / Administration, Education and the Workforce, Government Reform (02/01/05)—A bill to allow employees to take parental involvement leave to participate in or attend their children’s and grandchildren’s educational and extracurricular activities and to clarify that leave may be taken for routine family medical needs and to assist elderly relatives.

S. 282—-Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (02/03/05)—A bill to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to expand the scope of the law.

Health
H. Res. 13—-Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) / Energy and Commerce (01/04/05)—A resolution encouraging increased public awareness of eating disorders and expanded research for treatment and cures.

H.R. 15—-Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI) / Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means (01/04/05)—A bill to provide a program of national health insurance.

H.R. 49—-Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) / Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce (01/04/05)—A bill 1965 to raise awareness of eating disorders and to create educational programs concerning eating disorders.

H.R. 56—-Rep. Donna Christensen (D-VI) / Energy and Commerce (01/04/05)—A bill to direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to establish health empowerment zone programs in communities that disproportionately experience disparities in health status and health care.

H. Res. 35—-Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) / Energy and Commerce (01/06/05)—A resolution expressing the sense of the House concerning health promotion and disease prevention.

H.R. 277—-Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) / Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce (01/06/05)—A bill to require that group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans provide comprehensive coverage for childhood immunization.

H.R. 286—-Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY) / Energy and Commerce (01/06/05)—A bill to require states that provide Medicaid prescription drug coverage to cover drugs medically necessary to treat obesity.

H.R. 287—-Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY) / Energy and Commerce (01/06/05)—A bill to assure coverage for legal immigrant children and pregnant women under the Medicaid program and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

S. 114—-Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) / Finance (01/24/05)—A bill to ensure that every uninsured child in America has health insurance coverage.

S. 16—-Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) / Finance (01/24/05)—A bill to reduce to the cost of quality health care coverage and improve the availability of health care coverage for all Americans.

S. 37—-Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) / Governmental Affairs (01/24/05)—A bill to extend the special postage stamp for breast cancer research for 2 years.

H.R. 312—-Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA) / Armed Services, Energy and Commerce, Government Reform (01/25/05)—A bill to extend the special postage stamp for breast cancer research for 2 years.

H.R. 437—-Rep. Sue W. Kelly (R-NY) / Ways and Means (02/01/05)—A bill to require group health plans to provide coverage for reconstructive surgery following mastectomy.

H.R. 490—-Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) / Energy and Commerce (02/01/05)—A bill to improve the affordability of health insurance coverage for small employers.

S. Res. 31—-Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) / Judiciary (02/01/05)—A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the week of August 7, 2005, be designated as “National Health Center Week” in order to raise awareness of health services provided by community, migrant, public housing, and homeless health centers.

Housing
H.R. 200—-Rep. David Scott (D-GA) / Financial Services (01/04/05)—A bill to authorize counseling and education programs for the prevention of predatory lending and to establish a toll-free telephone number for complaints regarding predatory lending.

International
H. Res. 27—-Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) / International Relations (01/04/05)—A resolution congratulating Wangari Maathai for winning the Nobel Peace Prize and commending her for her tireless work promoting sustainable development, democracy, peace, and women’s rights in Africa.

H.R. 164—-Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA) / International Relations (01/04/05)—A bill to provide for the establishment of a network of pediatric centers in certain developing countries to provide treatment and care for children with HIV/AIDS.

H.R. 397—-Rep. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) / International Relations (01/26/05)—A bill to provide assistance to children who are orphaned or unaccompanied as a result of the tsunamis that occurred on December 26, 2004.

Labor
H.R. 157—-Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA) / Education and the Workforce (01/04/05)—A bill to direct the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to prepare a report about how the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 has been used by public and private sector employers to foster or exacerbate pay inequity.

S. 223—-Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (01/31/05)—A bill to repeal any weakening of overtime protections and to avoid future loss of overtime protections due to inflation.

Miscellaneous
H. Con. Res. 13—-Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY) / Armed Services (01/04/05)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that Harriet Tubman should have been paid a pension for her service as a nurse and scout in the United States Army during the Civil War.

H. Res. 21—-Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH) / Administration (01/04/05)—A resolution honoring Shirley Chisholm for her service to the nation and expressing condolences to her family, friends, and supporters on her death.

H.R. 188—-Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) / Financial Services (01/04/05)—A bill to posthumously award a Congressional gold medal to Shirley Chisholm.

H.R. 71—-Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA) / Government Reform (01/04/05)—A bill to support the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

H.R. 72—-Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-VA) / Government Reform (01/04/05)—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.

S. J. Res. 1—-Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO) / Judiciary (01/24/05)—A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage.

H.R. 310—-Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) / Energy and Commerce (01/25/05)—A bill to increase the penalties for violations by television and radio broadcasters of the prohibitions against transmission of obscene, indecent, and profane material.

H.R. 311—-Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA) / Financial Services (01/25/05)—A bill to posthumously award a Congressional gold medal to Alice Paul in recognition of her role in the women’s suffrage movement and in advancing equal rights for women.

S. 193—-Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) / Commerce, Science, and Transportation (01/26/05)—A bill to increase the penalties for violations by television and radio broadcasters of the prohibitions against transmission of obscene, indecent, and profane language.

Reproductive Health
H. R. 162—-Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA) / Energy and Commerce (01/04/05)—A bill to authorize the use of federal funds for research on human embryonic stem cells irrespective of the date on which such stem cells were derived.

H.R. 216—-Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) / Energy and Commerce (01/04/05)—A bill to authorize grants to nonprofit tax-exempt organizations for the purchase of ultrasound equipment to provide free examinations to pregnant women needing such services.

H.R. 222—-Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) / Energy and Commerce (01/04/05)—A bill to prohibit the expenditure of federal funds to conduct or support research on the cloning of humans, and to express the sense of the Congress that other countries should establish substantially equivalent restrictions.

Retirement
H.R. 392—-Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) / Education and the Workforce (01/26/05)—A bill to enhance the financial and retirement literacy of mid-life and older Americans and to reduce financial abuse and fraud among such Americans.

Small Business
H.R. 167—-Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA) / Small Business (01/04/05)—A bill to establish a pilot program for lending to small, nonprofit child care businesses.

S. 138—-Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) / Small Business (01/24/05)—A bill to make improvements to the microenterprise programs administered by the Small Business Administration.

Social Security
H.R. 77—-Rep. John J. Duncan (R-TN) / Ways and Means (01/04/05)—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. Res. 61—-Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) / Ways and Means (02/01/05)—A resolution recognizing the unique effects that proposals to reform Social Security may have on women.

Tax Policy
H.R. 117—-Rep. Rush D. Holt (D-NJ) / Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means (01/04/05)—A bill to make higher education more affordable by providing a tax deduction for higher education expenses.

H.R. 64—-Rep. Christopher Cox (R-CA) / Ways and Means (01/04/05)—A bill to repeal the federal death tax, including the estate and gift taxes and the tax on generation-skipping transfers.

H.R. 263—-Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) / Ways and Means (01/06/05)—A bill to allow employers a tax credit for hiring displaced homemakers.

H.R. 268—-Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) / Ways and Means (01/06/05)—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. 293—-Rep. Joel Hefley (R-CO) / Ways and Means (01/20/05)—A bill to eliminate the marriage penalty in the contribution rules for Roth IRAs.

S. 75—-Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) / Finance (01/24/05)—A bill to permanently increase the maximum annual contribution allowed to be made to Coverdell education savings accounts.

S. 76—-Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) / Finance (01/24/05)—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. 78—-Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) / Finance (01/24/05)—A bill to make permanent marriage penalty relief.

H.R. 305—-Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) / Ways and Means (01/25/05)—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. 401—-Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) / Ways and Means (01/26/05)—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. 402—-Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) / Ways and Means (01/26/05)—A bill to provide a tax credit for elementary and secondary school teachers.

H.R. 441—-Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) / (02/01/05)—A bill to allow a refundable credit against income tax for tuition expenses incurred for each qualifying child of the taxpayer in attending public or private elementary or secondary school.

S. 246—-Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) / Finance (02/01/05)—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.

Welfare
H.R. 240—-Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-OH) / Agriculture, Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Ways and Means (01/04/05)—A bill to reauthorize and improve the program of block grants to states for temporary assistance for needy families, and to improve access to quality child care.

S. 105—-Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO) / Finance (01/24/05)—A bill to reauthorize and improve the program of block grants to states for temporary assistance for needy families, and to improve access to quality child care.

S. 141—-Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) / Finance (01/24/05)—A bill to allow up to 24 months of vocational educational training to be counted as a work activity under the temporary assistance to needy families program.

S. 6—-Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) / Finance (01/24/05)—A bill to provide permanent family tax relief, to reauthorize and improve the program of block grants to states for temporary assistance for needy families, and to improve access to quality child care.

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