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Bills Introduced

Abortion/International

S. 2291—-Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Foreign Relations (5/6/14)—A bill to require that Peace Corps volunteers be subject to the same limitations regarding coverage of abortion services as employees of the Peace Corps with respect to coverage of such services, and for other purposes.

H.R. 4578—-Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)/Foreign Affairs (5/6/14)—A bill to require that Peace Corps volunteers be subject to the same limitations regarding coverage of abortion services as employees of the Peace Corps with respect to coverage of such services, and for other purposes.

Adoption/Foster Care

H. Res. 577—-Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)/Ways and Means (5/8/14)—A resolution recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.

Health

H.R. 4627—-Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL)/Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means (5/9/14)—A bill to authorize coverage of post-mastectomy water-resistant coverings if they are determined to be consistent with clinical protocol or medically necessary to reduce the risk of infection, and for other purposes

H.R. 4639—-Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN)/Energy and Commerce (5/9/14)—A bill to authorize funding for the creation and implementation of infant mortality pilot programs in standard metropolitan statistical areas with high rates of infant mortality, and for other purposes.

Human Trafficking

H.R. 4573—-Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)/Foreign Affairs, Judiciary (5/6/14)—A bill to protect children from exploitation, especially sex trafficking in tourism, by providing advance notice of intended travel by registered child-sex offenders outside the United States to the government of the country of destination, requesting foreign governments to notify the United States when a known child-sex offender is seeking to enter the United States, and for other purposes.

H.R. 4586—-Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA)/Education and the Workforce, Foreign Affairs, Judiciary (5/7/14)—A bill to ensure that the provision of foreign assistance does not contribute to human trafficking and to combat human trafficking by requiring greater transparency in the recruitment of foreign workers outside of the United States, and for other purposes.

H.R. 4636—-Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)/Education and the Workforce (5/9/14)—A bill to allow state child protective services systems better to serve the needs of children who are victims of trafficking, and for other purposes.

International

H. Res. 570—-Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)/Foreign Affairs (5/6/14)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of World Malaria Day; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H. Res. 573—-Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)/Foreign Affairs (5/6/14)—A resolution condemning the abduction of female students by armed militants from the terrorist group known as Boko Haram in northeastern provinces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

S. 2307—-Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)/Foreign Relations (5/8/14)—A bill to prevent international violence against women, and for other purposes.

Military

H.R. 4628—-Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)/Armed Services (5/9/14)—A bill to authorize additional leave for members of the armed forces in connection with the birth of a child.

Miscellaneous

S. 2310—-Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (5/8/14)—A bill to require the secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of Mother’s Day.

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