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Bills Introduced


H.R. 5044—Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)/Appropriations, Budget (4/25/16)—A bill making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2016 to respond to Zika virus.

S. 2872—Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)/Finance (4/28/16)—A bill to require the Government Accountability Office to submit to Congress a report on neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in the United States and its treatment under Medicaid.

Human Trafficking

H.R. 5061—Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA)/Education and the Workforce (4/26/16)—A bill to authorize the administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of the Department of Justice to award grants to local educational agencies to establish, expand, and support programs to train school staff to recognize and respond to signs of labor and sex trafficking.


H.R. 5130—Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Judiciary (4/29/16)—A bill to enhance public health and safety by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the federal prison system for incarcerated pregnant women and mothers by establishing a pilot program of critical-stage, developmental nurseries in federal prisons for children born to inmates, with risk and needs assessments, and risk and recidivism reduction.


S. Res. 439—Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)/Considered and agreed to (4/25/16)—A resolution congratulating the University of Nebraska-Lincoln women’s bowling team for winning the 2015 National Collegiate Athletic Association Bowling Championship.

H.R. 5065—Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA)/Homeland Security (4/26/16)—A bill to direct the secretary of Homeland Security to notify air carriers and security screening personnel of the Transportation Security Administration of such administration’s guidelines regarding permitting baby formula, breast milk, and juice on airplanes, and for other purposes.

S. 2890—Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (4/28/16)—A bill to require the secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of Christa McAuliffe.

H.R. 5147—-Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)/Transportation and Infrastructure (4/29/16)—A bill to require that male and female restrooms in public buildings be equipped with baby changing facilities.

Reproductive Health

H.R. 5138—Rep. Mia Love (R-UT)/Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce (4/29/16)—A bill to allow women greater access to safe and effective contraception.

Small Business

S. 2855—Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI)/Small Business and Entrepreneurship (4/26/16)—A bill to increase outreach for women- and minority-owned businesses under the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

S. 2895—Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)/Judiciary (4/28/16)—A bill to extend the civil statute of limitations for victims of federal sex offenses.

S. Res. 452—Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)/Considered and agreed to (4/28/16)—A resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

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