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Bills Introduced

Child Protection

H.R. 6440—Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)/Judiciary (12/6/16)—A bill to provide for new procedures regarding the payment of restitution by defendants convicted of child pornography offenses, and for other purposes.


S. 3524—Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)/Judiciary (12/8/16)—A bill to prohibit cross-examination by the accused of minor victims of sexual assault.

Family Support

H.R. 6458—Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX)/Ways and Means, Financial Services (12/7/16)—A bill to prohibit a state from requiring individuals to submit to drug testing as a condition of assistance under the program of block grants to states for temporary assistance to needy families; to prohibit a public housing agency from requiring individuals to submit to drug testing as a condition of assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher Program, and for other purposes.

H.R. 6503—Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)/Energy and Commerce, Education and the Workforce (12/8/16)—A bill to facilitate services and support to prevent the abandonment of women and children by alleviating the physical, financial, social, emotional, and other difficulties that may be encountered during pregnancy and childrearing.

Human Trafficking

S. 3520—Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)/Foreign Relations (12/8/16)—A bill to clarify report dates, modify the criteria for determinations of whether countries are meeting the minimum standards for elimination of trafficking, and highlight the importance of concrete actions by countries to eliminate trafficking, and for other purposes.


S. 3495—Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (12/5/16)—A bill to designate certain research and extension grants to increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as “Jeannette Rankin Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Grants.”

Violence Against Women

S. 3523—Sen. Al Franken (D-MN)/Indian Affairs (12/8/16)—A bill to extend the jurisdiction of tribal courts to cover crimes involving sexual violence, and for purposes.

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