Bills Introduced: Protecting Crime Victims' Righs, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Reporting, Human Trafficking of Children
S. 834----Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)/Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (4/25/13)---A bill to ensure access to high-quality child care for homeless children and families, and for other purposes.
Photograph of Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), 37th Congresssional District
S. 822----Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)/Judiciary (4/25/13)---A bill to protect crime victims' rights, to eliminate the substantial backlog of DNA samples collected from crime scenes and convicted offenders, to improve and expand the DNA testing capacity of federal, state, and local crime laboratories, to increase research and development of new DNA testing technologies, to develop new training programs regarding the collection and use of DNA evidence, to provide post-conviction testing of DNA evidence to exonerate the innocent, to improve the performance of counsel in state capital cases, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1752----Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA)/Agriculture (4/25/13)---A bill to require retail food stores to collect, and report to the secretary of Agriculture, detailed information that identifies food items purchased with benefits provided under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and to require the secretary to compile and publish such information.
H.R. 1675----Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)/Ways and Means (4/23/13)---A bill to permit health plans without a deductible for prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care to be treated as high deductible plans with respect to health savings accounts.
H.R. 1698----Rep. Gene Green (D-TX)/Energy and Commerce (4/24/13)---A bill to provide for 12-month continuous enrollment of individuals under the Medicaid program and Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1690----Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA)/Judiciary (4/23/13)---A bill to remove knowledge of age as an element of the offense for the sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion.
H.R. 1732----Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)/Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce (4/25/13)---A bill to better enable state child welfare agencies to prevent human trafficking of children and serve the needs of children who are victims of human trafficking, and for other purposes.
S. 813----Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)/Foreign Relations (4/25/13)---A bill to require that Peace Corps volunteers be subject to the same limitations regarding coverage of abortion services as employees of the Peace Corps with respect to coverage of such services, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1797----Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)/Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform (4/26/13)---A bill to protect pain-capable unborn children in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
H. Con. Res. 36----Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce (4/26/13)---Concurrent resolution recognizing the disparate impact of climate change on women and the efforts of women globally to address climate change.
H.R. 1674----Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)/Ways and means (4/23/13)---A bill to deny the refundable portion of the child tax credit to individuals who are not authorized to be employed in the United States and to terminate the use of certifying acceptance agents to facilitate the application process for Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers.
Violence Against Women:
H. Res. 193----Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI)/Judiciary (4/26/13)---A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
Courtesy of Women's Policy Inc; Photo of Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), 37th Congresssional District
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