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Bills Introduced

Abortion

H.R. 940—Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)/Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means (2/12/15)—A bill to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services, to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities, and for other purposes.

Child Protection

H.R. 901—Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)/Oversight and Government Reform (2/11/15)—A bill to prohibit accessing pornographic web sites from federal computers, and for other purposes.

H.R. 956—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Judiciary, Armed Services (2/12/15)—A bill to require the secretary of Defense to maintain a registry of sexual offenders.

Education

S. 416—Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/9/15)—A bill to authorize the secretary of Education to make grants to promote the education of expectant and parenting students.

H.R. 840—Rep. Joseph Kennedy, III (D-MA)/Education and the Workforce (2/10/12)—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

S. 497—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/12/15)—A bill to allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.

H.R. 932—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/ Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform (2/12/15)—A bill to allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.

Health

S. 466—Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)/Finance (2/11/15)—A bill to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing maternity care quality measures and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives.

Human Trafficking

S. 529—Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA)/Judiciary (2/12/15)—A bill to improve the services available to runaway and homeless youth who are victims of trafficking, to improve the response to victims of child sex trafficking, to direct the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking to identify strategies to prevent children from becoming victims of trafficking and review trafficking prevention efforts, to protect and assist in the recovery of victims of trafficking, and for other purposes.

S. Res. 81—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Considered and agreed to (2/12/15)—A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that children trafficked for sex in the United States should not be treated or regarded as child prostitutes because there is no such thing as a “child prostitute,” only children who are victims or survivors of rape and sex trafficking.

Judiciary

H.R. 816—Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV)/Judiciary (2/9/15)—A bill to implement equal protection under the 14th amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.

Miscellaneous

H.R. 839—Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)/Financial Services (2/10/12)—A bill to posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to Lena Horne in recognition of her achievements and contributions to American culture and the civil rights movement.

Tax Policy

S. 446—Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)/Finance (2/11/15)—A bill to increase the credit for employers establishing workplace child care facilities, to increase the child care credit to encourage greater use of quality child care services, to provide incentives for students to earn child care-related degrees and to work in child care facilities, and to increase the exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance.

H.R. 902—Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA)/Ways and Means (2/11/15)—A bill to make improvements in the earned income tax credit.

H.R. 964—Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)/Ways and Means (2/13/15)—A bill to provide an above-the-line deduction for child care expenses, and for other purposes.

Veterans

S. 469—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Veterans’ Affairs (2/11/15)—A bill to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured members of the armed forces, veterans, and their spouses or partners, and for other purposes.

S. 471—Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)/Veterans’ Affairs (2/12/15)—A bill to improve the provision of health care for women veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

S. Res. 75—Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL)/Judiciary (2/12/15)—A resolution designating the month of February 2015 as “National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.”

H. Res. 114—Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)/Judiciary (2/13/15)—A resolution expressing support for designation of the month of February 2015 as “National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.”

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