Bills Introduced: Abortion, Child Abduction & Protection, Workplace Discrimination, Breast Cancer Patients, Sexual Assault in the Military
Bills of Interest Introduced in House of Representatives and the Senate May 14 - 17, 2013
S. 946----Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)/Finance (5/14/13)---A bill to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions, and for other purposes.
H.R. 7----Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ)/Ways and Means, Judiciary, Energy and Commerce (5/14/13)---A bill to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.
H.R. 2030----Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)/Energy and Commerce (5/16/13)--- A bill to direct the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe rules prohibiting deceptive advertising of abortion services.
H.R. 1951----Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ)/Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform (5/13/13)---A bill to ensure compliance with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction by countries with which the United States enjoys reciprocal obligations, to establish procedures for the prompt return of children abducted to other countries, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1981----Rep. George Miller (D-CA)/Education and the Workforce (5/15/13)---A bill to require certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs, and for other purposes.
S. 942----Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/14/13)---A bill to eliminate discrimination and promote women's health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
H.R. 1975----Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)/Education and the Workforce, House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, Judiciary (5/14/13)---A bill to eliminate discrimination and promote women's health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
S. 934----Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/13/13)---A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 regarding reasonable break time for nursing mothers.
H.R. 1976----Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)/Energy and Commerce (5/14/13)---A bill to provide access to certified professional midwives for women enrolled in the Medicaid program.
S. 931----Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (5/13/13)---A bill to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery, especially patients who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options.
Photograph: Surviving Cancer: Who is a Cancer Survivor? Because of major medical advances, there are more older cancer survivors today than in the past. NIH SeniorHealth site
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