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Bills Introduced

Child Protection

H. Con. Res. 72—Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA)/Judiciary (7/24/17)—A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that child safety is the first priority of custody and visitation adjudications, and that state courts should improve adjudications of custody where family violence is alleged.

Crime

H.R. 3541—Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)/Judiciary (7/28/17)—A bill to reauthorize the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Report (SAFER) Act of 2013, and for other purposes.

Education

H.R. 3466—Rep. John Delaney (D-MD)/Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means (7/27/17)—A bill to provide support for pre-kindergarten education through an Early Education Trust Fund, and for other purposes.

Employment

H.R. 3631—Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)/Education and the Workforce; Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration (7/28/17)—A bill to allow employees to take, as additional leave, parental involvement leave to participate in or attend their children’s and grandchildren’s educational and extracurricular activities and for other purposes.

Family Support

H.R. 3438—Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD)/Ways and Means (7/26/17)—A bill to increase the employment, job retention, and earnings of former TANF recipients.

H.R. 3465—Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)/Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Agriculture (7/27/17)—A bill to ensure funding for grants to promote responsible fatherhood and strengthen low-income families, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3525—Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)/Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Budget (7/28/17)—A bill to reauthorize the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 490—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Oversight and Government Reform (7/28/17)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of “National Diaper Need Awareness Week.”

H.R. 3529—Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA)/Education and Workforce (7/28/17)—A bill to amend the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to cover certain vitamins.

Health

S. 1653—Sen. Corry Booker (D-NJ)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (7/27/17)—A bill to provide for the overall health and well-being of young people, including the promotion of lifelong sexual health and healthy relationships, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3443—Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA)/Energy and Commerce (7/27/17)—A bill to prohibit wellness programs, including those offered by health insurance issuers or in connection with a group health plan, from disclosing personally identifiable information related to individuals’ use or non-use of contraceptives.

H.R. 3602—Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce (7/28/17)—A bill to provide for the overall health and well-being of young people, including the promotion of lifelong sexual health and healthy relationships, and for other purposes.

Human Trafficking

H.R. 3488—Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)/Judiciary (7/27/17)—A bill to encourage a victim-centered approach to combating human trafficking, and for other purposes.

International

H.R. 3612—Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ)/Foreign Affairs (7/28/17)—A bill to provide assistance to expand, improve, support, and promote primary and secondary education for displaced children, including girls, from areas designated by the Department of State as areas of conflict.

Judiciary

H.R. 3520—Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)/Judiciary (7/27/17)—A bill to prohibit discrimination in public accommodations on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3410—Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)/Judiciary (7/26/17)—A bill to enhance public health and safety by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the federal prison system for incarcerated pregnant women and mothers by establishing a pilot program of critical-stage, developmental nurseries in federal prisons for children born to inmates, with risk and needs assessments, and risk and recidivism reduction.

Miscellaneous

H. Res. 484—Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI)/Foreign Affairs (7/27/17)—A resolution expressing concern for the wellbeing of Liu Xia, and urging the Government of the People’s Republic of China to unconditionally release Liu Xia from illegal detention, cease surveillance, and allow her freedom of movement.

Reproductive Health

H. Res. 482—Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)/Oversight and Government Reform (7/27/17)—A resolution expressing support for the designation of September 2017 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

S. 1650—Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (7/27/17)—A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to support the access of marginalized youth to sexual health services, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3559—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Energy and Commerce (7/28/17)—A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to support the access of marginalized youth to sexual health services, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 495—Rep. David Scott (D-GA)/Energy and Commerce (7/28/17)—A resolution recognizing the seriousness of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and expressing support for the designation of the month of September 2017 as “PCOS Awareness Month.”

Tax Policy

H.R.3 379—Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO)/Ways and Means (7/25/17)—A bill to provide for an increase in the earned income tax credit for individuals with no qualifying children, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3483—Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX)/Ways and Means (7/27/17)—A bill to require as a condition of the earned income tax credit that an individual be allowed to engage in employment in the United States.

H.R. 3549—Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN)/Ways and Means (7/28/17)—A bill allow a refundable credit with respect to any stillborn child of a taxpayer.

H.R. 3632—Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS)/Ways and Means (7/28/17)—A bill make the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit fully refundable, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3595—Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA)/Ways and Means (7/18/17)—A bill to provide a credit to employers who provide paid family and medical leave, and for other purposes.

Veterans

H.R. 3368—Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY)/Veterans Affairs (7/24/17)—A bill to improve the access to child care for certain veterans receiving health care at a facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

H.R. 3558—Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN)/Veterans’ Affairs (7/28/17)—A bill to direct the secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain improvements relating to inspections of Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities and improving care for women.

Violence Against Women

H.R. 3415—Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)/Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce (7/26/17)—A bill to ensure appropriate care for victims of sexual assault, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 487—Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX)/Education and Workforce (7/28/17)—A resolution urging all universities to designate and maintain a sexual assault coordinator on staff who can be accessed by student victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking on campus and in the surrounding community.

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