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Bills Introduced

Abortion

H.R. 610—Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI)/Energy and Commerce (1/28/15)–A bill to audit states to determine if such states used Medicaid funds in violation of the Hyde Amendment and other federal prohibitions on funding for abortions, and for other purposes.

Child Protection

S. 262—Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)/Judiciary (1/27/15)–A bill to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (P.L. 110-378), and for other purposes.

Education

S. 317—Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/29/15)–A bill to improve early education.

Health

H.R. 546—Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX)/Energy and Commerce (1/27/15)–A bill to provide states with the option of providing services to children with medically complex conditions under the Medicaid program and Children’s Health Insurance Program through a care coordination program focused on improving health outcomes for children with medically complex conditions and lowering costs, and for other purposes.

S. 298—Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)/Finance (1/28/15)–A bill to provide states with the option of providing services to children with medically complex conditions under the Medicaid program and Children’s Health Insurance Program through a care coordination program focused on improving health outcomes for children with medically complex conditions and lowering costs, and for other purposes.

Employment

H.R. 532—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Oversight and Government Reform, House Administration (1/26/15)–A bill to provide that six of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes.

Human Trafficking

S. Res. 43—Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)/Judiciary (1/28/15)–A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that children trafficked in the United States should be treated as victims, and not criminals, especially during the upcoming Super Bowl, an event around which many children are at risk for being trafficked for sex.

H.R. 611—Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL)/Foreign Affairs (1/28/15)–A bill to amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 relating to determinations with respect to efforts of foreign countries to reduce demand for commercial sex acts under the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.

H. Res. 62—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Judiciary (1/28/15)–A resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding sexually exploited and trafficked girls in the United States.

S. Res. 60—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Considered and agreed to (1/30/15)–A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of observing the National Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Month from January 1 through February 1, 2015, to raise awareness of, and opposition to, modern slavery.

Veterans

S. 270—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Veterans’ Affairs (1/27/15)–A bill to revise the definition of spouse for purposes of veterans benefits in recognition of new state definitions of spouse, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

S. Res. 61—Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)/Judiciary (1/28/15)–A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of a National Stalking Awareness Month.

S. Res. 59—Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/Considered and agreed to (1/30/15)–A resolution raising awareness and encouraging prevention of stalking by designating January 2015 as “National Stalking Awareness Month.”

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