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Bills Introduced

Child Protection

S. 705—Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)/Judiciary (3/23/17)—A bill to establish a national criminal history background check system and criminal history review program for certain individuals who, related to their employment, have access to children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.

Health

S. 689—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions(3/21/17)—A bill to provide women with increased access to preventive and life-saving cancer screening.

H.R. 1718—Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL)/Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Natural Resources, Judiciary, House Administration, Rules, Appropriations (3/24/17)—A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

Human Trafficking

H.R. 1625—Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA)/Foreign Affairs (3/20/17)—A bill to include severe forms of trafficking in persons within the definition of transnational organized crime for purposes of the rewards program of the Department of State.

International

H.R. 1660—Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ)/Foreign Affairs (3/21/17)—A bill to direct the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to submit to Congress a report on the development and use of global health innovations in the programs, projects, and activities of the Agency.

Miscellaneous

H. Con. Res. 38—Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD)/Energy and Commerce (3/22/17)—A concurrent resolution recognizing the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks during Women’s History Month.

S. Con. Res. 11—Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)/Judiciary (3/22/17)—A concurrent resolution recognizing the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks during Women’s History Month.

Small Businesses

H.R. 1680—Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA)/Small Business (3/22/17)—A bill to amend the Small Business Act to improve the women’s business center program, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1714—Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY)/Small Business (3/23/17)—A bill to provide for the inclusion of unmarried women in the criteria for awarding a grant to a women’s business center.

Veterans 

S. 681—Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)/Veterans’ Affairs (3/21/17)—A bill to improve the benefits and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to women veterans, and for other purposes.

S. 700—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Veterans’ Affairs (3/22/17)—A bill to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their spouses or partners, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1681—Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA)/Veterans Affairs (3/22/17)—A bill to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their spouses or partners, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

S. 717—Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK)/Judiciary (3/23/17)—A bill to promote pro bono legal services as a critical way in which to empower survivors of domestic violence.

H. Res. 222—Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)/Natural Resources (3/23/17)—A resolution expressing support for designation of May 5, 2017, as “National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.”

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