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Bills Introduced

Adoption/Foster Care

S. 1786—-Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA)/Finance (12/10/13)—A bill to encourage the placement of children in foster care with siblings.

Child Protection

S. 1778—-Sen. Richard Burr 9R-NC)/Judiciary (12/9/13)—A bill to require the attorney general to report on state law penalties for certain child abusers, and for other purposes.

S. 1799—-Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)/Judiciary (12/11/13)—A bill to reauthorize subtitle A of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990.

H.R. 3706—-Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)/Judiciary, Education and the Workforce (12/11/13)—A bill to reauthorize subtitle A of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990.

Education

S. 1796—-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (12/10/13)—A bill to increase the participation of women, girls, and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, to encourage and support students from all economic backgrounds to pursue STEM career opportunities, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3690—-Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-MA)/Education and the Workforce (12/10/13)—A bill to increase the participation of women, girls, and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields, to encourage and support students from all economic backgrounds to pursue STEM career opportunities, and for other purposes.

Employment

H.R. 3712—-Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Ways and Means (12/12/13)—A bill to provide paid family and medical leave benefits to certain individuals, and for other purposes.

Military/Violence Against Women

H.R. 3767—-Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)/Armed Services (12/12/13)—A bill to provide victims of sexual assault “rape shield” protections and the right to representation by a special victims’ counsel.

Miscellaneous

H.R. 3680—-Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Financial Services (12/9/13)—A bill to require the secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of the fight against breast cancer.

H. Res. 444—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/House Administration (12/12/13)—A resolution honoring the accomplishments of Nicarsia “Nikki” Mayes, a Capitol Hill trailblazer and the first African-American woman to serve as a Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives.

Tax Policy

H.R. 3740—-Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)/Ways and Means (12/12/13)—A bill to make the credit for dependent care expenses refundable and to index the income phase-out of the credit for inflation.

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