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Bills Introduced: April 8-12, 2019

Child Protection

H.R. 2175—Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)/Judiciary (4/9/19)—A bill to provide that a spouse must be at least 18 years of age, and for other purposes.

Employment

S. 1067—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/8/19)—A bill to provide for research to better understand the causes and consequences of sexual harassment affecting individuals in the scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematics workforce and to examine policies to reduce the prevalence and negative impact of such harassment, and for other purposes.

S. 1082—Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/9/19)—A bill to prevent discrimination and harassment in employment.

H.R. 2148—Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA)/Education and Labor; Judiciary; House Administration; Oversight and Reform; Veterans’ Affairs (4/9/19)—A bill to prevent discrimination and harassment in employment.

S. 1131—Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)/Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (4/10/19)—A bill to establish family and medical leave banks to provide paid leave for employees of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.

S. 1174—Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI)/Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (4/11/19)—A bill to provide that 12 weeks of leave made available to federal employees shall be paid leave, and for other purposes.

Health

H.R. 2178—Rep. Peter King (R-NY)/Ways and Means (4/9/19)—A bill to eliminate the waiting periods for disability insurance benefits and Medicare coverage for individuals with metastatic breast cancer, and for other purposes.

S. 1107—Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/10/19)—A bill to require a review of women and lung cancer, and for other purposes.

S. Res. 154—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/10/19)—A resolution recognizing the week of April 11 through April 17, 2019, as “Black Maternal Health Week” to bring national attention to the maternal health crisis in the Black community and the importance of reducing maternal mortality and morbidity among Black women.

H.R. 2222—Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA)/Energy and Commerce (4/10/19)—A bill to require a review of women and lung cancer, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2267—Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (4/10/19)—A bill to treat infant formula as adulterated if its use by date has passed.

H.R. 2268—Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (4/10/19)—A bill to treat menstrual products as misbranded if their labeling does not list each ingredient or component of the product, and for other purposes.

S. 1159—Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/11/19)—A bill to establish the Office of Inclusivity and Sexual Health and a rural outreach grant program carried out by that Office, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2312—Rep. Debra Haaland (D-NM)/Education and Labor (4/12/19)—A bill to establish the Office of Inclusivity and Sexual Health and a rural outreach grant program carried out by that Office, and for other purposes.

H. Res. 317—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Energy and Commerce (4/12/19)—A resolution supporting the designation of the week of April 11 through April 17, 2019 as “Black Maternal Health Week.”

Human Trafficking

H.R. 2149—Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI)/Foreign Affairs (4/9/10)—A bill to include financial criminal activities associated with the facilitation of severe forms of trafficking in persons within the factors considered as indicia of serious and sustained efforts to eliminate severe forms of trafficking in persons, and for other purposes.

International

H.R. 2140—Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO)/Foreign Affairs (4/8/19)—A bill to prevent child marriage in the United Nations-administered refugee settlements, and for other purposes.

S. 1070—Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)/Foreign Relations (4/9/19)—A bill to support empowerment, economic security, and educational opportunities for adolescent girls around the world, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2153—Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL)/Foreign Affairs (4/9/19)—A bill to support empowerment, economic security, and education opportunities for adolescent girls around the world, and for other purposes.

S. Res. 170—Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)/Foreign Relations (4/11/19)—A resolution recognizing the Fifth Anniversary of the Chibok Girls Kidnapping by the Boko Haram Terrorist Organization and calling on the Government of Nigeria to redouble efforts to bring an end to the conflict in northeast and central Nigeria and to provide assistance to the victims.

Military

H.R. 2276—Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH)/Transportation and Infrastructure (4/10/19)—A bill to direct the Coast Guard to submit a report to Congress on efforts to increase gender diversity, and for other purposes.

Miscellaneous

S. Res. 156—Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)/Considered and agreed to (4/10/19)—A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day.

S. Res. 163—Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)/Considered and agreed to (4/11/19)—A resolution commending and congratulating the Lady Bears of Naylor University on winning the 2019 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I women’s basketball championship.

Reproductive Health

S. 1086—Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/9/19)—A bill to establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provisions of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, medication related to contraception, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2182—Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (4/9/19)—A bill to establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, medication related to contraception, and for other purposes.

Tax Policy

H.R. 2163—Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)/Ways and Means (4/9/19)—A bill to allow for tax-advantaged distributions from health savings accounts during family or medical leave, and for other purposes.

S. 1138—Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)/Finance (4/10/19)—A bill to expand the earned income and child tax credits, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2266—Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC)/Ways and Means (4/10/19)—A bill to provide a child tax credit for pregnant moms with respect to their unborn children.

H.R. 2273—Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)/Ways and Means (4/10/19)—A bill to provide an increasingly larger earned income tax credit for families with more than three children.

S. 1150—Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT)/Finance (4/11/19)—A bill to provide a child tax credit for pregnant moms with respect to their unborn children.

Violence Against Women

H. Res. 319—Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)/Judiciary (4/12/19)—A resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of “National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.”

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