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Bills Introduced

Abortion

H.R. 1695—Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)/Judiciary (3/26/15)—A bill to provide for parental notification and intervention in the case of an unemancipated minor seeking an abortion.

Child Protection

S. 856—Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/24/15)—A bill to require criminal background checks for school employees.

Education

S. Res. 176—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Workforce (3/16/15)—A resolution recognizing the significance of women in education.

Employment

S. 852—Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/24/15)—A bill to provide that employment-related arbitration agreements shall not be enforceable with respect to any claim related to a tort arising out of rape.

S. 862—Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/25/15)—A bill to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1619—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Education and the Workforce (3/25/15)—A bill to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.

S. 875—Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (3/26/15)—A bill to strengthen equal pay requirements.

International

H.R. 1567—Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)/Foreign Affairs (3/24/15)—A bill to authorize a comprehensive, strategic approach for United States foreign assistance to developing countries to reduce global poverty and hunger, achieve food security and improved nutritional outcomes, especially for women and children, build resilience among vulnerable populations, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

S. Res. 164—Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)/Education and Workforce (3/23/15)—A resolution recognizing Dr. Elmira Mangum as the first female president of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.

S. Con. Res. 29—Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (3/25/15)—A concurrent resolution recognizing the disparate impact of climate change on women and the efforts of women globally to address climate change.

H.R. 1721—Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY)/Natural Resources (3/26/15)—A bill to reauthorize appropriations for the National Women’s Rights History Project Act.

S. Res. 175—Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX)/Energy and Commerce (3/26/15)—A resolution expressing support for designation of March 2015 as “National Cheerleading Safety Month.”

S. Res. 131—Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)/Judiciary (3/26/15)—A resolution designating April 5, 2015, as “Gold Star Wives Day.”

Reproductive Health

H.R. 1706—Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce, Education and the Workforce (3/26/15)—A bill to provide for the overall health and well-being of young people, including the promotion of comprehensive sexual health and healthy relationships, the reduction of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, and the prevention of dating violence and sexual assault, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1708—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (3/26/15)—A bill to establish a program of research regarding the risks posed by the presence of dioxin, synthetic fibers, chemical fragrances, and other components of feminine hygiene products.

Veterans

H.R. 1575—Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL)/Veterans’ Affairs (3/24/15)—A bill to make permanent the pilot program on counseling in retreat settings for women veterans newly separated from service in the armed forces.

S. 865—Sen. John Tester (D-MT)/Veterans’ Affairs (3/25/15)—A bill to improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure for the secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans with mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1603—Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY)/Veterans’ Affairs (3/25/15)—A bill to improve the private treatment of veterans who are victims of military sexual assault.

H.R. 1607—Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)/Veterans’ Affairs (3/25/15)—A bill to improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure for the secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans with mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

H. Res. 186—Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)/Judiciary (3/26/15)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

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