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Bills Introduced

Abortion
H.R. 6169—-Rep. Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA) / Energy and Commerce (09/25/06)—A bill to provide for research on, and services for individuals with, post-abortion depression and psychosis.

S. 3939—-Rep. David Vitter (R-LA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (09/26/06)—A bill to require the Food and Drug Administration to establish restrictions regarding the qualifications of physicians to prescribe the abortion drug commonly known as RU-486.

Adoption
H.R. 6209—-Rep. Phil English (R-PA) / Ways and Means (09/27/06)—A bill to protect the religious freedom of providers of adoption or foster care services.

Child Protection
S. 3935—-Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) / Commerce, Science, and Transportation (09/26/06)—A bill to direct the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe rules to prohibit deceptive conduct in the rating of video and computer games and for other purposes.

H.R. 6299—-Rep. Charles W. Pickering (R-MS) / Financial Services (09/29/06)—A bill to prevent children from purchasing Internet-distributed age-restricted products and services by regulating the funding thereof.

Child Safety
H.R. 6215—-Rep. John B. Larson (D-CT) / Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce (09/27/06)—A bill to authorize the secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities to prevent or alleviate the effects of youth violence in eligible urban communities by providing violence-prevention education, mentoring, counseling, and mental health services to children and adolescents in such communities.

H.R. 6222—-Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-NY) / Energy and Commerce (09/27/06)—A bill to assess and reduce the levels of lead found in child-occupied facilities in the United States.

S. 3969—-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) / Environment and Public Works (09/28/06)—A bill to assess and reduce the levels of lead found in child-occupied facilities in the United States.

S. Res. 599—-Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) / Judiciary (09/29/06)—A resolution designating the week of October 23, 2006, through October 27, 2006, as “National Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.”

Education
H.R. 6217—-Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) / Education and the Workforce (09/27/06)—A bill to provide vouchers for the purchase of educational books for infants and children participating in the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children.

S. 3995—-Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (09/29/06)—A bill to provide education opportunity grants to low-income secondary school students.

S. 4033—-Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (09/29/06)—A bill to provide for Kindergarden Plus programs.

Family Support
S. Con. Res. 121—-Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (09/29/06)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that joint custody laws for fit parents should be passed by each state so that more children are raised with the benefits of having a father and a mother in their lives.

Health
H.R. 6214—-Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) / Energy and Commerce (09/27/06)—A bill to increase awareness of and research on autoimmune diseases.

H.R. 6224—-Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) / Energy and Commerce (09/27/06)—A bill to establish a federal incentive grant program for states that implement effective measures to prevent and reduce underage consumption of beverage alcohol, to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of anti-underage drinking programs funded with federal dollars, and to provide appropriate reporting of federal underage drinking data.

S. 3972—-Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) / Finance (09/28/06)—A bill to reduce funding shortfalls for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) for fiscal year 2007.

S. 3975—-Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (09/28/06)—A bill to provide grants to promote positive health behaviors in women and children.

H.R. 6275—-Rep. Donna Christensen (D-VI) / Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Resources, Ways and Means (09/29/06)—A bill to improve the health of minority individuals.

H.R. 6309—-Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) / Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Government Reform, Ways and Means (09/29/06)—A bill to require individual and group health insurance coverage and group health plans and federal employees health benefit plans to provide coverage for routine HIV/AIDS screening.

S. 4024—-Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (09/29/06)—A bill to improve the health and healthcare of racial and ethnic minority and other health disparity populations.

S. 4041—-Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) / Read for the first time (09/29/06)—A bill to protect children and their parents from being coerced into administering a controlled substance in order to attend school.

Miscellaneous
S. Res. 582—-Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) / Considered and passed (09/25/06)—A resolution urging the people of the United States to observe Global Family Day and One Day of Peace and Sharing; considered and agreed to.

H. Res. 1048—-Rep. Michael M. Honda (D-CA) / Government Reform (09/27/06)—A resolution honoring the courageous actions of Minnie Vautrin during the Rape of Nanking during World War II.

H. Res. 1049—-Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz (D-TX) / Government Reform (09/27/06)—A resolution recognizing Ann Richards’ extraordinary contributions to Texas and American public life and offering condolences on her passing.

H. Res. 1050—-Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-CA) / Government Reform (09/27/06)—A resolution honoring the life and accomplishments of the late Ann Richards, former Governor of Texas.

S. Res. 590—-Rep. David Vitter (R-LA) / Judiciary (09/28/06)—A resolution designating the second Sunday in December 2006 as “National Children’s Memorial Day” in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting.

S. Res. 593—-Sen. George Allen (R-VA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (09/29/06)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Children and Families Day to encourage the adults of the United States to support and listen to children and to help children throughout the United States achieve their hopes and dreams.

S. Res. 609—-Rep. Richard Burr (R-NC) / Judiciary (09/29/06)—A resolution honoring the children’s charities, youth-serving organizations, and other nongovernmental organizations committed to enriching and bettering the lives of children and designating the week of September 24, 2006, as “Child Awareness Week.”

Reproductive Health
S. 3945—-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (09/26/06)—A bill to provide for the provision by hospitals of emergency contraceptives to women and post-exposure prophylaxis for sexually transmitted disease to individuals who are survivors of sexual assault.

H.R. 6235—-Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) / Energy and Commerce (09/28/06)—A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the Office of Women’s Health and the regulation of breast implants, and to provide for a scientific workshop on the use of emergency contraception by women under age 18.

S. 3966—-Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) / Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (09/28/06)—A bill to provide assistance to state and nongovernmental entities to initiate public awareness and outreach campaigns to reduce teenage pregnancies.

H.R. 6280—-Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) / Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means (09/29/06)—A bill to provide for Medicare coverage of screening tests for human papillomavirus (HPV).

Retirement
S. 3951—-Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) / Finance (09/27/06)—A bill to increase the retirement security of women and small business owners.

Tax Policy
H.R. 6180—-Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) / Ways and Means (09/26/06)—A bill to increase the income limitation with respect to the credit against tax for qualified adoption expenses and to increase the dollar limitation with respect to such credit in the case of an adoption of a child with special needs or a child age 9 or older.

S. 3940—-Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) / Finance (09/26/06)—A bill to extend and expand tax incentives that promote affordable education.

H.R. 6268—-Rep. Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R-PA) / Ways and Means (09/29/06)—A bill to allow a credit against tax for expenses related to the collection and storage of umbilical cord blood.

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