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Bills Introduced

Abortion

H.R. 1895—Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)/Energy and Commerce (4/4/17)—A bill to prohibit the secretary of Health and Human Services from conducting or supporting any research involving human fetal tissue that is obtained pursuant to an induced abortion, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2019—Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)/Ways and Means (4/6/17)—A bill to exclude certain abortions from the definition of qualified medical expenses for purposes of distributions from health savings accounts.

Child Protection

S. 860—Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA)/Judiciary (4/4/17)—A bill to reauthorize and improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1973—Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)/Judiciary, Education and the Workforce (4/6/17)—A bill to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, and for other purposes.

Crime

H.R. 1862—Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL)/Judiciary (4/3/17)—A bill to expand the scope of certain definitions pertaining to unlawful sexual conduct, and for other purposes.

Education

H.R. 1921—Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)/Education and the Workforce (4/5/17)—A bill to authorize block grants to states for prekindergarten education, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2003—Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX)/Education and the Workforce (4/6/17)—A bill to provide grants for high-quality, local prekindergarten programs, and for other purposes.

Employment

H.R. 1869—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Education and the Workforce (4/4/17)—A bill to provide for more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1890—Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA)/Education and the Workforce (4/4/17)—A bill to strengthen equal pay requirements.

H. Con. Res. 44—Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)/Oversight and Government Reform (4/4/17)—A resolution recognizing the significance of Equal Pay Day to illustrate the disparity between wages paid to men and women.

S. 819—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Labor, and Pensions (4/4/17)—A bill to provide for more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.

Health

H.R. 1984—Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Energy and Commerce (4/6/17)—A bill to provide for research and education with respect to triple-negative breast cancer, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2028—Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL)/Energy and Commerce (4/6/17)—A bill to authorize the secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administration for Children & Families, to award grants on a competitive basis to public and private entities to provide exclusively education in sexual risk avoidance (meaning avoiding all sexual risk by voluntarily refraining from nonmarital sexual activity).

Human Trafficking

H.R. 1865—Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO)/Judiciary, Energy and Commerce (4/3/17)—A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that section 230 of such Act does not prohibit the enforcement against providers and users of interactive computer services of federal and state criminal and civil law relating to sexual exploitation of children or sex trafficking, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

H. Res. 245—Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA)/Oversight and Government Reform (4/3/17)—A resolution expressing support for designation of April 23 as “Barbara Johns Day” to highlight the important role of Ms. Barbara Rose Johns (Powell) played in the Civil Rights Movement, in Brown v. Board of Education and the desegregation of schools, and her role in the history of the United States citizens.

H. Res. 248—Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)/Education and the Workforce (4/4/17)—A resolution commending the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team for winning the 2017 NCAA National Championship.

S. 847—Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)/Judiciary (4/4/17)—A bill to establish a commission to ensure a suitable observance of the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for women’s suffrage, and for other purposes.

S. Res. 112— Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)/Considered and Agreed to (4/4/17)—A resolution designating April 5, 2017, as “Gold Star Wives Day.”

H. Res. 249—Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)/House Administration (4/5/17)—A resolution honoring the life and legacy of the first woman to serve in the United States Congress, Jeannette Pickering Rankin, on the 100th anniversary of her swearing-in to Congress.

S. Res. 127— Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/7/17)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

S. Res. 132—Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)/Commerce, Science, and Transportation (4/7/17)—A resolution congratulating the Ashland University women’s basketball team for winning the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II championship.

 S. Res. 134—Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)/Commerce, Science, Transportation (4/7/17)—A resolution congratulating the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team for winning the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship.

Tax Policy

H.R. 1919—Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA)/Ways and Means (4/5/17)—A bill to clarify eligibility for the child tax credit.

Veterans

S. 804—Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)/Veterans’ Affairs (4/3/17)—A bill to improve the provision of health care for women veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

S. 833—Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)/Veterans’ Affairs (4/4/17)—A bill to expand health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for military sexual trauma, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1954—Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)/Veterans’ Affairs, Armed Service (4/5/17)—A bill to expand health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs for military sexual trauma, and for other purposes.

Violence Against Women

S. 856—Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/4/17)—A bill to combat campus sexual assault, and for other purposes.

S. 858—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (4/4/17)—A bill to provide protection for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault under the Fair Housing Act.

H.R. 1963—Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)/Judiciary (4/5/17)—A bill to provide protection for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault under the Fair Housing Act.

H.R. 1949—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Education and the Workforce, Judiciary (4/5/17)—A bill to combat campus sexual assault, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1978—Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Judiciary (4/6/17)—A bill to establish a grant program to empower relatives, friends, and co-workers of domestic violence victims to create safety plans.

H. Res. 269—Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)/Judiciary (4/6/17)—A resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

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