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Bills Introduced

Abortion

H.R. 1192—Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)/Judiciary (2/16/17)—A bill to prohibit dismemberment abortions, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1203—Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)/Energy and Commerce (2/17/17)—A bill to prohibit research with human fetal tissue obtained pursuant to an abortion, and for other purposes.

Child Protection

H.R. 1188—Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)/Judiciary (2/16/17)—A bill to reauthorize certain programs established by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, and for other purposes.

Employment

H.R. 947—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Ways and Means (2/7/17)—A bill to provide paid family and medical leave benefits to certain individuals, and for other purposes.

S. 362—Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI)/Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (2/13/17)—A bill to provide that six of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1022—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Oversight and Government Reform (1/13/17)A bill to provide that six of the 12 weeks of parental leave made available to a federal employee shall be paid leave, and for other purposes.

Family Support

S. 435—Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (2/16/17)—A bill to establish programs to improve family economic security by breaking the cycle of multigenerational poverty, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1143—Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)/Energy and Commerce (2/16/17)—A bill to address the increased burden that maintaining the health and hygiene of infants and toddlers places on families in need, the resultant adverse health effects on children and families, and the limited child care options available for infants and toddlers who lack sufficient diapers.

H.R. 1189—Rep. José Serrano (D-NY)/Agriculture (2/16/17)—A bill to provide greater access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by reducing duplicative and burdensome administrative requirements, authorize the secretary of Agriculture to award grants to certain community-based nonprofit feeding and anti-hunger groups for the purpose of establishing and implementing a Beyond the Soup Kitchen Pilot Program for certain socially and economically disadvantaged populations, and for other purposes.

Health 

H.R. 972—Rep. Grace Meng (D/NY)/Education and the Workforce (2/7/17)— A bill to increase the availability and affordability of menstrual hygiene products for women and girls with limited access, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 1174—Del. Eleanor Norton (D-DC)/Transportation and Infrastructure (2/16/17)—A bill to provide a lactation room in public buildings.

Human Trafficking

H.R. 889—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Judiciary (2/6/17)—A bill to provide for the establishment of an office within the Internal Revenue Service to focus on violations of the internal revenue laws by persons who are under investigation for conduct relating to the promotion of commercial sex acts and trafficking in persons crimes, and to increase the criminal monetary penalty limitations for the underpayment or overpayment of tax due to fraud.

S. 377—Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)/Foreign Relations (2/14/17)—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.

International

H.R. 1191—Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)/Foreign Affairs (2/16/17)—A bill to ensure effective implementation of the Child Soldier Prevention Act of 2008 and hold governments accountable for involving children in armed conflict activities, whether as combatants, servants, or sex slaves.

Judiciary

H.R. 1035—Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)/Judiciary (2/14/17)—A bill to extend the civil statute of limitations for victims of federal sex offenses.

Military

H.R. 1103—Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA)/Armed Services (2/16/17)—A bill to provide for garnishment pursuant to a court order to satisfy a judgment against a retired member of the uniformed services for physically, sexually, or emotionally abusing a child.

Miscellaneous

H.R. 967—Rep. Thomas MacArthur (R-NJ)/Financial Services (2/7/17)—A bill to posthumously award a congressional gold medal to Alice Paul, in recognition of her role in the women’s suffrage movement and in advancing equal rights for women.

S. 402—Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)/Rules and Administration (2/15/17)—A bill to direct the Joint Committee on the Library to enter into an agreement with the Harriet Tubman Statue Commission of the State of Maryland for the acceptance of a statue of Harriet Tubman for display in a prominent location in the United States Capitol.

Small Business/Entrepreneurship

H.R. 971—Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)/Veterans’ Affairs (2/7/17)—A bill to treat small businesses, owned by surviving spouses of members of the Armed Forces killed in the line of duty, as small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans for purposes of contracting goals and preferences of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Tax Policy

H.R. 1041—Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)/Ways and Means (2/14/17)—A bill to deny the refundable portion of the child tax credit to individuals who are not authorized to be employed in the United States and to terminate the use of certifying acceptance agents to facilitate the application process for individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITINs).

Veterans

H.R. 907—Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA)/Veterans’ Affairs (2/7/17)—A bill to improve the care provided by the secretary of Veterans Affairs to newborn children.

H.R. 971—Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)/Veterans’ Affairs (2/7/17)—A bill to treat small businesses, owned by surviving spouses of members of the Armed Forces killed in the line of duty, as small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans for purposes of contracting goals and preferences of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

H.R. 927—Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN)/Veterans’ Affairs (2/7/17)—A bill to provide for the eligibility for beneficiary travel for veterans seeking treatment or care for military sexual trauma in specialized outpatient or residential programs at facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

S. 322—Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI)/Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (2/7/17)—A bill to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence from emotional and psychological trauma caused by acts of violence or threats of violence against their pets.

H.R. 909—Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)/Agriculture (2/7/17)—A bill to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence from emotional and psychological trauma caused by acts of violence or threats of violence against their pets.

S. Res. 60—Sen. Steven Daines (R-MT)/Judiciary (2/13/17)—A resolution designating May 5, 2017, as the “National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.”

H.R. 1023—Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA)/Judiciary (2/13/17)—A bill to create penalties for massage establishment owners and employees who fail to report knowledge or reasonable suspicion of sexual assault.

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