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Bills Introduced

Abortion

H.R. 36—Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)/Judiciary (1/3/17)—A bill protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.

H.R. 37—Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)/Judiciary (1/3/17)—A bill to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.

H.R. 217—Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)/Energy and Commerce (1/3/17)—A bill to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions, and for other purposes.

H.R. 7—Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)/Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Judiciary (1/13/17)—A bill to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.

H.R. 524—Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)/Energy and Commerce (1/13/17)—A bill to prohibit any person from soliciting or knowingly acquiring, receiving, or accepting a donation of human fetal tissue for any purpose other than disposal of the tissue if the donation affects interstate commerce and the tissue will be or is obtained pursuant to an induced abortion, and for other purposes.

H.R. 490—Rep. Steve King (R-IA)/Judiciary (1/12/17)—A bill to prohibit abortion in cases where a fetal heartbeat is detectable.

Crime

S. 30—Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)/Judiciary (1/4/17)—A bill to extend the civil statute of limitations for victims of federal sex offenses.

S. 139—Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)/Judiciary (1/12/17)—A bill to implement the use of Rapid DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release or detention and their conditions, to solve and prevent violent crimes and other crimes, to exonerate the innocent, to prevent DNA analysis backlogs, and for other purposes.

H.R. 510—Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)/Judiciary (1/12/17)—A bill to establish a system for integration of Rapid DNA instruments for use by law enforcement to reduce violent crime and reduce the current DNA analysis backlog.

Employment

S. 42—Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (1/5/17)—A bill to inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and outreach.

S. 44—Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (1/5/17)—A bill to improve nonretaliation provisions relating to equal pay requirements.

H.R. 321—Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA)/Science, Space, and Technology (1/5/17)—A bill to inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and outreach.

H.R. 382—Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)/Agriculture (1/9/17)—A bill to increase participation by women and underrepresented minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to redesignate the program as the “Jeannette Rankin Women and Minorities in STEM Fields Program.”

H.R. 485—Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)/Financial Services (1/12/17)—A bill to require Federal Reserve banks to interview at least one individual reflective of gender diversity and one individual reflective of racial or ethnic diversity when appointing Federal Reserve bank presidents, and for other purposes.

Health

H.R. 277—Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN)/Energy and Commerce, Budget, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Judiciary, Natural Resources, House Administration, Rules, Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs (1/4/17)—A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related reconciliation provisions, to promote patient-centered health care, to provide for the creation of a safe harbor for defendants in medical malpractice actions who demonstrate adherence to clinical practice guidelines, and for other purposes.

H.R. 315—Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX)/Energy and Commerce (1/5/17)—A bill to distribute maternity care health professionals to health professional shortage areas identified as in need of maternity care health services.

H.R. 370—Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX)/Energy and Commerce, Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means, Judiciary, Natural Resources, Rules, House Administration, Appropriations, Budget (1/9/17)—A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes.

Human Trafficking

H.R. 53—Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Judiciary (1/3/17)—A bill to direct the secretary of Homeland Security to develop a database that shall serve as a central location for information from investigations relating to human trafficking for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

H.R. 466—Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL)/Foreign Affairs (1/12/17)—A bill relating to determinations with respect to efforts of foreign countries to reduce demand for commercial sex acts under the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.

H.R. 495—Rep. John Carter (R-TX)/Judiciary, Foreign Affairs (1/12/17)—A bill to provide for the expedited removal of unaccompanied alien children who are not victims of a severe form of trafficking in persons and who do not have a fear of returning to their country of nationality or last habitual residence, and for other purposes.

S. 104—Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)/Judiciary (1/11/17)—A bill to provide for the vacating of certain convictions and expungement of certain arrests of victims of human trafficking.

H.R. 436—Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)/Foreign Affairs (1/11/17)—A bill to prioritize the fight against human trafficking within the Department of State according to congressional intent in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 without increasing the size of the federal government, and for other purposes.

H.R. 440—Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)/Judiciary (1/11/17)—A bill to permit sentencing judges in child sex trafficking cases to order the attorney general to publicize the name and photograph of the convicted defendants, and for other purposes.

H.R. 459—Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO)/Judiciary (1/11/17)—A bill to provide for the vacating of certain convictions and expungement of certain arrests of victims of human trafficking.

International

H.R. 48—Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Foreign Affairs (1/3/17)—A bill to require that activities carried out by the United States in South Sudan relating to governance, reconstruction and development, and refugee relief and assistance will support the basic human rights of women and women’s participation and leadership in these areas.

Judiciary

H.R. 147—Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)/Judiciary (1/3/17)—A bill to prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

H.R. 553—Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA)/Natural Resources (1/13/17)—A bill to redesignate Gravelly Point Park, located along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington County, Virginia, as the Nancy Reagan Memorial Park, and for other purposes.

Reproductive Health

H.R. 164—Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)/Energy and Commerce, Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform (1/3/17)—A bill to provide for an evidence-based strategy for voluntary screening for HIV/AIDS and other common sexually transmitted infections, and for other purposes.

H.R. 354—Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)/Energy and Commerce (1/6/17)—A bill to provide for a moratorium on federal funding to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.

S. 93—Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)/Finance (1/10/17)—A bill to allow women greater access to safe and effective contraception.

H.R. 421—Rep. Mia Love (R-UT)/Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce (1/10/17)—A bill to allow women greater access to safe and effective contraception.

Small Business/Entrepreneurship

S. 83—Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (1/10/17)—A bill to authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women.

Small Business

H.R. 255—Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT)/Science, Space, and Technology (1/4/17)—A bill to authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women.

Tax Policy

S. 25—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Finance (1/4/17)—A bill to increase the credit for employers establishing workplace child care facilities, to increase the child care credit to encourage greater use of quality child care services, to provide incentives for students to earn child care-related degrees and to work in child care facilities, and to increase the exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance.

H.R. 363—Rep. Like Messer (R-IN)/Ways and Means (1/6/17)—A bill to clarify eligibility for the child tax credit.

Veterans

H.R. 91—Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)/Veterans’ Affairs (1/3/17)—A bill to make permanent the pilot program on counseling in retreat settings for women veterans newly separated from service in the Armed Forces.

H.R. 93—Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)/Veterans’ Affairs (1/3/17)—A bill to provide for increased access to Department of Veterans Affairs medical care for women veterans.

H.R. 95—Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)/Veterans’ Affairs (1/3/17)—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.

H.R. 107—Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)/Veterans’ Affairs (1/3/17)—A bill to direct the secretary of Labor to prioritize the provision of services to homeless veterans with dependent children in carrying out homeless veterans reintegration programs, and for other purposes.

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