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Bills Introduced

Child Protection

H.R. 1998—Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)/Judiciary, Homeland Security (4/23/15)—A bill to continue operation of the Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) Child Rescue Corps, a Cyber Crimes Center, a Child Exploitation Investigations Unit, a Computer Forensics Unit, and a Cyber Crimes Unit to support the mission of the Homeland Security Investigations directorate of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement to combat the exploitation of children.


S. 1071—Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA)/Judiciary (4/23/15)—A bill to amend the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 to expand the amount available for victims of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, and other crimes, and for other purposes.


S. 1014—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/20/15)—A bill to ensure the safety of cosmetics.

H.R. 1925—Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)/Financial Services (4/21/15)—A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Balazs “Ernie” Bodai in recognition of his many outstanding contributions to the nation, including a tireless commitment to breast cancer research.

H.R. 1974—Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)/Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means (4/23/15)—A bill to expand access to health care services, including sexual, reproductive, and maternal health services, for immigrant women, men, and families by removing legal barriers to health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.

Human Trafficking

S. 1028—Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/21/15)—A bill to enable state child protective services systems to improve the identification and assessment of child victims of sex trafficking, and for other purposes.


H.R. 2027—Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)/Foreign Affairs (4/23/15)—A bill to support stabilization and lasting peace in northeast Nigeria and areas affected by Boko Haram through development of a regional strategy to support multilateral efforts to successfully protect civilians and eliminate the threat posed by Boko Haram, to support efforts to rescue female students abducted in Nigeria on April 14, 2014, as well as other kidnapping victims of Boko Haram, and to provide funds for humanitarian relief, development programs, transitional justice, and victim support, and for other purposes.


H.R. 2026—Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH)/Armed Services (4/23/15)—A bill to enhance the sexual assault prevention and response program of the Department of Defense.


S. Res. 141—Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)/Considered and agreed to (4/20/15)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day.

S. Res. 142—Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)/Judiciary (4/21/15)—A resolution honoring the life of Rachel Carson.

H.R. 1910—Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL)/Financial Services (4/21/15)—A bill to require the secretary of the Treasury to convene a panel to solicit recommendations for, and select a portrait of, a woman to be used in a redesign of the $20 Federal Reserve note.

Tax Policy

S. 1012—Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)/Finance (4/20/15)—A bill to strengthen the earned income tax credit and make permanent certain tax provisions under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.


H.R. 1948—Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)/Veterans’ Affairs (4/23/15)—A bill to direct the secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide child care assistance to veterans receiving certain medical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Violence Against Women

H. Res. 216—Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)/Oversight and Government Reform (4/21/15)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of September 2015 as “National Campus Sexual Assault Awareness Month.”

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