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Bills Introduced

Human Trafficking

S. 1249—-Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)/Foreign Relations (6/27/13)—A bill to rename the State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking the Bureau to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and to provide for an Assistant Secretary to head such Bureau, and for other purposes.


H.R. 2604—-Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)/Ways and Means (6/28/13)—A bill to ensure that immigration status alone does not disqualify a parent, legal guardian, or relative from being a placement for a foster child, to authorize discretion to a state, county, or other political subdivision of a state to delay filing for termination of parental rights in foster care cases in which an otherwise fit and willing parent or legal guardian has been deported or is involved in (including detention pursuant to) an immigration proceeding, unless certain conditions have been met, and for other purposes.


S. Res. 184—-Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)/Considered and agreed to (6/24/13)—A resolution recognizing refugee women and girls on World Refugee Day.

S. Res. 190—-Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK)/Foreign Relations (6/27/13)—A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that foreign assistance for child welfare should adhere to the goals of the United States Government Action Plan on Children in Adversity.

Reproductive Health

H.R. 2599—-Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce, Financial Services (6/28/13)—A bill to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections in correctional facilities, and for other purposes.

Tax Policy

S. 1221—-Sen. Barbara Milkulski (D-MD)/Finance (6/25/13)—A bill to rename section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA.


H. R. 2527—-Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV)/Veterans’ Affairs (6/26/13)—A bill to provide veterans with counseling and treatment for sexual trauma that occurred during inactive duty training.

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