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Bills Introduced

Adoption
S. 1539—-Sen. John Rockefeller (D-WV) / Finance (07/28/05)—A bill to promote the adoption of children with special needs.

Child Abuse
H.R. 3582—-Rep. Robert W. Ney (R-OH) / Education and the Workforce, Judiciary (07/28/05)—A bill to promote the improvement of information on, and protections against, child sexual abuse.

Child Protection
H.R. 3576—-Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) / Ways and Means (07/28/05)—A bill to improve outcomes for vulnerable children by investing in families, improving accountability in the child welfare system, and finding safe, stable, and permanent homes for foster children.

H.R. 3711—-Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) / Ways and Means (09/08/05)—A bill to ensure that foster children affected or displaced by Hurricane Katrina receive the critical assistance they need and deserve.

Education
H.R. 3500—-Rep. Robert E. Andrews (D-NJ) / Education and the Workforce (07/28/05)—A bill to provide grants to states to establish, expand, or enhance prekindergarten programs for children who are not yet enrolled in kindergarten.

S. 1614—-Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (09/06/05)—A bill to extend the authorization of programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

H.R. 3689—-Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL) / Education and the Workforce (09/07/05)—A bill to authorize the secretary of education to make grants to reduce the size of core curriculum classes in public elementary and secondary schools.

Health
H. Con. Res. 228—-Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL) / Energy and Commerce (07/28/05)—A concurrent resolution supporting the observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

H.R. 3561—-Rep. Michael M. Honda (D-CA) / Agriculture, Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Resources, Ways and Means (07/28/05)—A bill to improve the health of minority individuals.

H.R. 3640—-Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) / Energy and Commerce (07/29/05)—A bill to establish a program to provide screenings and treatment for cancer to minority or underserved populations, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3641—-Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) / Energy and Commerce (07/29/05)—A bill to authorize grants to provide treatment for diabetes in minority communities.

S. 1563—-Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH) / Finance (07/29/05)—A bill to extend the enhanced federal matching rate under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program to children covered by Medicaid, encourage innovations in children’s enrollment and retention, advance quality and performance in children’s public health insurance programs, provide payments for children’s hospitals to reward quality and performance, and for other purposes.

S. 1580—-Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) / Finance (07/29/05)—A bill to improve the health of minority individuals.

International
S. Res. 231—-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) / (07/29/05)—A resolution encouraging the Transitional National Assembly of Iraq to adopt a constitution that grants women equal rights under the law and to work to protect such rights; considered and agreed to.

H.R. 3657—-Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) / Judiciary (09/06/05)—A bill to regulate international marriage broker activity in the United States, and to provide for certain protections for individuals who utilize the services of international marriage brokers.

S. 1618—-Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA) / Judiciary (09/07/05)—A bill to regulate international marriage broker activity in the United States, and to provide for certain protections for individuals who utilize the services of international marriage brokers.

Miscellaneous
H.R. 3575—-Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) / Judiciary (07/28/05)—A bill to provide the nonimmigrant spouses and children of nonimmigrant aliens who perished in the September 11th terrorist attacks an opportunity to adjust their status to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

S. 1620—-Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) / Judiciary (09/07/05)—A bill to provide the nonimmigrant spouses and children of nonimmigrant aliens who perished in the September 11th terrorist attacks an opportunity to adjust their status to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence.

S. 1630—-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) / Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (09/07/05)—A bill to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish the National Emergency Family Locator System.

Reproductive Health
H.R. 3555—-Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) / Energy and Commerce (07/28/05)—A bill to authorize the secretary of health and human services to award on a competitive basis grants to public and private entities to establish or expand teenage pregnancy prevention programs.

Violence Against Women
S. Res. 221—-Sen. Russell Feingold (D-WI) / Judiciary (07/28/05)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of “National Campus Safety Awareness Month.”

H. Con. Res. 239—-Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA) / Judiciary (09/08/05)—A concurrent resolution recognizing the need for judges who hear causes of action brought by teenage victims of dating violence to be educated as to the specific needs of such victims.

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