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Bills Introduced

Abortion

H.R. 36—-Rep Trent Franks (R-AZ)/Judiciary (1/6/15)—A bill to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.

S. 48—-Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Judiciary (1/7/15)—A bill to prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or gender, and for other purposes.

S. 50—-Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/7/15)—A bill to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities.

S. 51—-Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/7/15)—A bill to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions, and for other purposes.

S. 53—-Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Finance (1/7/15)—A bill to clarify eligibility for the child tax credit.

S. 78—-Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/7/15)—A bill to impose admitting privilege requirements with respect to physicians who perform abortions.

H.R. 217—-Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)/Energy and Commerce (1/8/15)—A bill to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions.

Child Protection

H.R. 42—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Ways and Means, Judiciary, Energy and Commerce (1/6/15)—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.

S. 63—-Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/7/15)—A bill to require all public school employees and those employed in connection with a public school to receive FBI background checks prior to being hired, and for other purposes.

Employment

S. 83—-Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/7/15)—A bill to improve nonretaliation provisions relating to equal pay requirements.

Family Support

S. 57—-Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (1/7/15)—A bill to prevent the illegal trafficking of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits by requiring all program beneficiaries to show valid photo identification when purchasing items with program benefits.

S. 64—-Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Finance (1/7/15)—A bill to require states to implement a drug testing program for applicants for and recipients of assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

Health

H.R. 45—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Energy and Commerce (1/6/15)—A bill to provide for research and education with respect to triple-negative breast cancer, and for other purposes.

S. 84—-Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/7/15)—A bill to provide grants to better understand and reduce gestational diabetes, and for other purposes.

Human Trafficking

H.R. 61—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Agriculture (1/6/15)—A bill to preserve the access of victims of trafficking to information about their eligibility to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

H.R. 159—-Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN)/Judiciary, Education and the Workforce (1/6/15)—A bill to stop exploitation through trafficking.

H.R. 181—-Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)/Judiciary (1/7/15)—A bill to provide justice for the victims of trafficking.

S. 140—-Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Judiciary (1/8/15)—A bill to combat human trafficking.

H.R. 246—-Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)/Education and the Workforce (1/9/15)—A bill to improve the response to victims of child sex trafficking.

International

H.R. 57—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Foreign Affairs (1/6/15)—A bill to require that activities carried out by the United States in South Sudan relating to governance, reconstruction and development, and refugee relief and assistance will support the basic human rights of women and women’s participation and leadership in these areas.

H.R. 69—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Financial Services (1/6/15)—A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Malala Yousafzai, a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace, in recognition of her devoted service to education, justice, and equality in Pakistan.

Judiciary

S. 48—-Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Judiciary (1/7/15)—A bill to prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or gender, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

H.R. 247—-Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)/Financial Services, House Administration (1/9/15)—A bill to posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to Maya Angelou in recognition of her achievements and contributions to American culture and the civil rights movement.

Tax Policy

S. 53—-Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Finance (1/7/15)—A bill to clarify eligibility for the child tax credit.

S. 91—-Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)/Finance (1/7/15)—A bill to allow refunds of federal motor fuel excise taxes on fuels used in mobile mammography vehicles.

H.R. 192—-Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)/Ways and Means (1/7/15)—A bill to deny the refundable portion of the child tax credit to individuals who are not authorized to be employed in the United States and to terminate the use of certifying acceptance agents to facilitate the application process for individual taxpayer identification numbers.

Violence Against Women

H.R. 64—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Judiciary (1/6/15)—A bill to encourage states to provide for enhanced sentencing penalties for persons convicted of committing, or attempting to commit, an act of domestic violence in the presence of minor children.

H.R. 67—-Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Judiciary (1/6/15)—A bill to establish a grant program to empower relatives, friends, and co-workers of domestic violence victims to create safety plans.

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